Erika Pace, more known as Nik Pace, was a contestant on cycle 5 of ANTM in 2005. She was the runner-up.


Nik delivered stunning pictures each week, although was criticized for having only profile or 3/4 profile angles. She won two challenges and was named "CoverGirl of the Week" 7 times.

She had a rivalry with Jayla in episode six. Jayla stole her line for her Secret deodorant commercial, which caused Nik to lose focus and do badly. She was put in the bottom two but was saved over Coryn.

She lost the competition due to her runway walk being "too bouncy" and not being as high fashion as her competitor Nicole Linkletter.


Nik has signed with Fusion Model Management, and modeled for Snuggle, Black Men, Metro Pop, Wedding Dresses, Request Jeans, Dirty Sexy Money, Us Weekly, Soft Sheen Carson and is featured in her own calendar.[1] She later signed with Ford, was featured in a hair styling video by Ford Models.[2]


  • Nik was named "CoverGirl of the Week" the third most times of any girl. The first two are Naima Mora and Heather Kuzmich, both with nine.

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