The human body is a work of art, and no industry expresses that better than the modeling industry. The modeling industry, of course, is categorized; you have your runway models, photoshoot models, and video vixens. The latter is a mainstay of music videos and in the 2000s, there were fewer video vixens who were at the top of the game more than Esther Baxter.
Esther, who is now a retired model, has transitioned into professional acting. At the height of her career, she was sought after by the top music artists at the time. From Kanye West to Will Smith and Nelly, the Miami born model never failed to feature in any of the biggest music videos at the time.
Now that she is an actress, Esther has appeared in films like Speed Dating, Because I Love You and a couple more. Here is everything to know about the popular model.
Esther Baxter Biography
Miami is one of America’s most iconic cities; from its women to its culture to the landscape, Miami is one of the most adored cities in the United States. One more reason to love Miami is that it is the hometown of the popular model, Esther Baxter. The multi-racial model – who is of Cuban, Indian, Norwegian, Puerto Rican, and African American ethnicities – was born on the 24th of September 1984.
Details about Esther Baxter’s background is unknown. In fact, nothing is known of the model turned entrepreneur until she featured in a music video for the artist, Petey Pablo. The music video, which was for the song, Freek-A-Leek, became Esther Baxter breakout video. The video took her from obscurity to prominence, where she became one of the most recognizable video vixens in the music industry. After the release of the video in 2004, Esther became a Queen in the music industry. She went on to appear in plenty of other music videos, many of whom were for superstars like Ludacris, Kanye West, Nelly, and Will Smith.
Before she retired from the music video scene in 2007, she starred in over 25 music videos, increasing her popularity one video after the other. The amount of popularity she had was further fueled by the brand she created for herself. She took video vixen modeling beyond being backdrops for an artist’s amusement. She appeared in several notable magazines, from VIBE to King to XXX to Today’s Black Woman. In an unprecedented feat for a video vixen, BlackMen Magazine released two full 50-page tribute issues of her pictures as part of their Collector’s edition.
During the height of her career as a video vixen, she won the Video Goddess Award at the VIBE Awards for her work in a Ludacris music video, Number One Spot. The video itself won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video. Furthermore, Esther Baxter appeared as a guest on multiple shows, such as From G’s to Gents and Dogg After Dark.
She eventually retired in 2007 from modeling, choosing to attend college and raise her son, Cayden. After a while away from the spotlight, she returned actively to the industry as an actress. However, she hasn’t had as much success as she had as a video vixen. So far, she has only been able to secure credits in a couple of feature films such as Speed Dating which was released in 2010, Because I Love You in 2012 and Interludes in the same year. Her credits on television include Meet the Browns and Real Husbands of Hollywood.
Esther Baxter has also diversified her career interests to professional cooking and entrepreneurship. The former model is a chef and the business owner of Bel Angel Lingerie.
Family Life: Boyfriend, Son
Esther Baxter is known to have a son, Cayden. The identity of his father is currently unknown. As for her relationships, Esther Baxter has had a couple of high-profile relationships over the years; she was once in a relationship with Joe Budden. However, other than just the significance of dating the rapper, the relationship became embroiled in allegations of physical abuse from Joe Budden.
According to Baxter, Joe Budden regularly assaulted her, which led to a miscarriage after she was pregnant with a daughter. She was also part of a controversy involving Shad Moss, popularly known as Bow Wow. According to the rapper, he lost his virginity to the model at the age of 16, a fact that the model has denied.
Height & Weight
One of the qualities of Esther Baxter’s popularity is her body. The model has an amazingly fit physique. She has a height of 5 feet and 7 inches and her weight is believed to be 59kg. Her sultry figure has a body measurement of 34-24-40 inches, which measures her chest, waist, and hips respectively.