Sexy and sassy Esther Baxter didn’t need so many years to become a force to be reckoned with in the American modeling industry. Although she never dreamed of becoming a model, her alluring physique and looks helped her to land a spot in the modeling industry. She garnered fame through her appearance in Petey Pablo’s 2004 music video for his song, Freek-A-Leek.
In addition, the stunning model is also popular for appearing on the cover of notable fashion magazines such as King Magazine, XXL and VIBE, among others. Read on, as we take you through her bio; from being the urban model queen and video vixen to becoming an actress as well as other interesting facts below.
Who Exactly is Esther Baxter?
Esther Baxter is a gorgeous American supermodel cum actress. She was born on September 24, 1984, in Miami, Florida, United States. Esther is of mixed ethnicity (African-American). She spent her early years in Maimi and was raised alongside her other siblings. However, the diva hasn’t shared much information about her childhood, family, siblings, and educational background.
Career and Rise to Fame
The diva started her modeling career in the early 2000s. At the early stages of her career, she featured in Nelly’s 2003 music video, Shake Ya Tailfeather. Later on, she recorded her breakout performance while appearing in Petey Pablo’s hit song, Freek-A-Leek (2004). Her role in the music earned her the title, “Miss Freek-A-Leek” and shot her to the spotlight. She also starred in other popular songs including Will Smith‘s Switch, Kanye West‘s The New Workout Plan, and Caught Up by Ja Rule.
Her other notable appearances include Number One Spot by Ludacris for which she won the VIBE‘s Video Goddess Award, etc. Esther has worked with several modeling agencies and has graced the cover of several mainstream fashion magazines. Some of which include XXL, VIBE, The Source, Smooth, Today’s Black Woman, and Blackmen SSX. In 2005, she featured in Ethnicity and The Unforgettable Calendars.
As of 2007, Baxter had already reached the peak of modeling. According to her, she has gone as far as she wanted in the field and decided to try out new things. She, therefore, switched to acting. To sharpen her skills, she enrolled at Black Nexxus Acting Studios in New York. She also trained at Tasha Smith Acting Workshop in Los Angeles.
So far in her acting career, Esther Baxter has starred in a good number of TV series and films including From G’s to Gents (2008), Meet the Browns (2009), Just Another Day (2009), Speed-Dating (2010), Video Girl (2011), and Because I Love You (2012), among others.
5 Key Facts You Need To Know About Esther Baxter
1. Esther Never Wanted to be a Model
Looking at Esther’s dominance in her modeling cum acting career, one would think that she harbored the dreams right from the cradle. But that’s far from it. Esther Baxter never dreamed of taking up any profession in the field of entertainment. That explains why she immediately took up a teaching job post-graduation. However, a twist of fate caused her to change her career path – her brother introduced her to a modeling agent and made her realize she’s got all the right qualities for the job.
2. She Married at 18
Some sources have it that Esther Baxter married immediately after high school at the very young age of 18. The union was, however, short-lived as it terminated in divorce before she turned 21. Meanwhile, there is no available information on the identity of her ex-husband. It’s possible she married a high school sweetheart!
Since then, Esther has been in other relationships. Most prominent among them is her affair with retired hip-hop artist Joe Budden. Baxter and Budden’s relationship was, however, fraught with conflict and violence. Before finally quitting the affair, Esther accused Joe of physical assault that caused her a miscarriage. Based on her recent social media posts, she is likely dating basketball superstar, Alan Anderson at the moment. But no one knows if the relationship is still on.
3. Baxter Has a Son
Esther Baxter is a single mother of a son, Cayden Baxter. Cayden whose birth date is not available is reportedly the product of her fleeting marriage. Esther loves and cherishes her son without measure such that she took a two-year break from professional life after his birth to take proper care of him.
4. She Owns a Clothing Line
When Baxter said she wanted to try her hands on new things, she really meant business. Apart from becoming an actress which is one of her new ventures, Esther has also become an entrepreneur, managing a T-shirt line. In addition, she also spent two years studying Culinary Arts. After that, she created her own food blog, EB Delights.
5. Her Body Measurements
In addition to her wonderful personality, Esther Baxter also has great physical attributes. The stunning model has an athletic body build. She is very tall, standing at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m) and weighs 59 kg (130 lbs). She is a buxom dark-skinned brunette with green eyes. Esther has the enviable hourglass figure measuring 38-24-40 inches.