At age 22, Makaila is a best-selling author of “Blatantly Honest: Normal Teen, Abnormal Life.” In her book, she shares her personal struggles with issues teens may encounter such as: bullying, body image, sexual assault, peer pressure and more. To meet the needs of her younger audience, she has also created two children's coloring books focused on anti-bullying and positive body image: "Buddies Don't Bully" and "Every Body is Beautiful." Thanks to generous sponsors from Central Florida, Makaila and her sponsors have donated over 10,000 coloring books to over 18 elementary schools.
To reach an even larger audience, Makaila
has developed a YouTube & podcast channel that focuses on changing the stigmas behind teen social issues. She is able to accomplish this by chatting with celebrities, influencers and experts about their own struggles and triumphs.
Makaila also shares her story in person. She travels the country to speak to elementary, middle and high school students about bullying, body image, sexual assault, mental health and suicide prevention. Aside from working with the youth, she also hosts events to provide insight for parents, teachers, organizations and more.
When asked about the secret to her resilience and motivation, Mak explains simply, “I want to inspire others to become blatantly honest in their own lives."
Actor, Director, Producer of Film and Television
“As a father, I see the impact of social media and other influences on my kids’ lives, and it’s not always positive. Makaila Nichols shoots straight in Blatantly Honest about the pressures of growing up in such a highly social climate and offers much-needed advice for other teens.”
Super Model and Entrepreneur
“It’s a daring undertaking to be honest about ourselves, especially in the time we live in now. Nothing out there is real anymore; every picture gets retouched. How can a young adult be inspired? In her book, Makaila genuinely shares her experiences. It is such a true gift to her peers for them to realize that we all deal with our insecurities. Teaching us that life is a journey with ups and downs and that we just need to be kind and humble to each other and to ourselves to be able to create a healthier and happier future.”
Actress and Model
“Growing up in the spotlight, I have always been criticized for my body and held to impossible standards. Bullying comes in all shapes and sizes. You can either let it tear you down or you can use it to motivate yourself toward success. I know Mak personally and professionally, and she is a great example of being courageous enough to speak up. I think she will leave a lasting impact on the next generation.”
New York Representation
True Model Management
Front Model Management
Steven Nichols, Nichols Media Group