Sunday, July 8, 2018

Ali Stephens, Utah Sensation

Ali Stephens
Ali Stephens for Woman (Hunter & Gatti).

Alison F. "Ali" Stephens (May 10, 1991), known as Ali Stephens, is an American model.

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L'Officiel Russia July 2010.

Ali Stephens was born in Salt Lake City. Stephens has a sister and four brothers. Ali went to East High School and did very well on the cross-country running team.

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Ali Stephens for Italian Marie Claire, December 2012 (Nagi Sakai).

Ali was out shopping with her family in Utah when a talent scout from a local agency approached her. He said that Ali and her sister could model. Ali blew it off as a come-on, but, a few months later, the agency asked for pictures. Ali signed with the local agency and also with Elite Model Management in New York and "a week later, I went to Milan." And that, as they say, is that.

Ali Stephens

Ali signed with her agencies in August 2007. She made her debut on 25 September 2007 in the S/S show in Milan for Prada.

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Ali Stephens on the Numéro Korea cover for March 2009.

Stephens was an immediate success. Before the year was out, she was walking for the S/S Chloé show in Paris as well as for Chanel, Dries van Noten, Givenchy, and Louis Vuitton. She also soon did advertisements for Victoria's Secret.

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Ali Stephens for Blanco's Fall 2010 campaign (Hunter & Gatti).

After that, Ali's success was assured. In 2008, she became the face of Chloé and M Missoni and appeared in ads for Calvin Klein. Her shoot for Calvin Klein led to a billboard of her in New York City at the corner of Houston and Lafayette Street - an area heavily frequented by members of the modeling and artistic community.

Ali Stephens

Ali says that she is "very religious." She is a Mormon and says:
With me, that is a big thing. And then, also meditating, and like, I've been doing that for ten years now.
Stephens is a big supporter of the David Lynch Foundation, which promotes transcendental meditation.

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Ali Stephens by Hunter & Gatti for Woman.

Ali has said that she always travels with her mom or another family member. She maintains a studio apartment in New York City.

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Ali Stephens by Terry Richardson.

I'm not one of the girls willing to starve themselves for fashion, so I do what shows I can but I don’t pressure myself to fit into the sample sizes.

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Ali Stephens for Georges Rech F/W 2010 (Greg Kadel).

Ali married Nicholas Lund on 3 August 2012 and, outside of her professional life, goes by Ali Lund. She maintains a fun Instagram account, als.lund, on which she posts a lot of family, dog, and horse pictures.


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