Alexandra Nicole Michael is is an American model and known for clear complexion.
Born: May 15, 1990, 33 years old and 6 months, Colleyville, Texas, U.S
Sun Sign: Taurus
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5 ft 9+1⁄2 in / 177 cm
Measurements: 33-23-34 in / 84-58.5-86 cm
Bra Size: 32A US / 70A EU
Alexandra attended Grapevine High School in Texas, USA. She though left the school, one semester before the completion to pay attention to her modeling career.
In 2006, Michael signed with DNA Models and appeared in an Italian Elle editorial. In February 2007, she made her runway debut on the fall New York runway, where she opened for 3.1 Phillip Lim and Alice Roi. She walked the fall Marc by Marc Jacobs show in London, as well as the fall Lanvin show in Paris in March. Throughout the rest of 2007, she made appearances in magazines such as W, French Revue de Modes, Harper’s Bazaar, and Teen Vogue. In October, she walked the runway in Paris for Chanel, Christian Dior, Karl Lagerfeld, and Lanvin (clothing).
In February 2008, she was sent home from Paris fashion week after being told that “her legs were too plump”. Michael had gained five pounds after struggling with an eating disorder that caused her to weigh 106 lbs at 5’9″. She was then the focus of the article “Wasn’t Skinny Supposed to Be Out of Fashion?” in The Wall Street Journal on February 28, 2008.
In May 2008, she appeared on the Today Show, accompanied by Amy Astler, Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue magazine, and talked about the increasing pressure to be thin as a model. She stated that she “hadn’t had [her] period in over a year” and had a wake-up call on a plane, when, she said, “I ran my fingers through my hair, and when I took my hand away there was a dry brittle clump of hair in my hand”. Michael began to see a nutritionist to deal with her weight and eating issues, including bulimia nervosa. Regarding her interview on the Today Show about her weight loss, Michael said, in the February 2009 issue of Teen Vogue, “I’ve had a lot of girls come up to me to say ‘Thank you,’ and that makes me feel good”. She also said that she was not alone in her weight struggles, and that many models starve themselves. Ali subsequently returned to Texas to complete her schooling.
After her early departure from Paris after just one show, she returned in September 2008 for spring Fashion Weeks in London, Milan and Paris. She appeared on the catwalks of Lacoste, ADAM, Matthew Williamson, Marc Jacobs, Max Azria, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Doo.Ri, Paul Smith, Luella, Louise Goldin, Aquascutum, House of Holland, Burberry Prorsum, Iceberg, Fendi, Bruno Pieters, Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Sonia Rykiel, Karl Lagerfeld, Akris, Celine and John Galliano. In addition to her successful comeback, Ali continued her contract with SportMax and began a new fragrance contract with Lanvin‘s Jeanne Lanvin. She also became the face of the new Anna Sui‘s campaign, Lord and Taylor, Gianfranco Ferre, and Coach, Inc.
Skipping Fashion Week in New York, London, Milan, and Paris in 2009, she returned in September for spring Fashion Weeks in New York, London, and Paris, walking for 3.1 Phillip Lim, Burberry, Sonia Rykiel, Emanuel Ungaro, and Yohji Yamamoto.
She has appeared in 2013 movie Intimate Semaphores for her role as Sasha Didiot.
First Fashion Show
She debuted with the fashion show Ready to wear – Autumn / Winter 2007 in which she modelled for Alexandre Herchcovitch, Alice Roi, Anna Sui, Barbara Bui, Cacharel, Collette Dinnigan, Costello Tagliapietra, Custo Barcelona, Giles Deacon, Isaac Mizrahi, Jeremy Scott, Karen Walker, Rue du Mail, Lacoste, Lanvin, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Sharon Wauchob, Terexov, Vanessa Bruno, Yohji Yamamoto.
Ali Michael Favorite Things
TV Show – Americao Next Top Model (2003-)
Designer – Marc Jacobs
Food – Steamed vegetables like kabocha squash
Ali Michael Facts
She is good friends with Erin Heatherton, Daul Kim (died), Karlie Kloss, Skye Stracke, Chanel Iman, Meghan Collison, Laragh McCann, Tara Gill, Jenny Sweeney, Johanna Jonsson, Ali Stephens, and R’el Dade.
Her hobbies include listening to Radiohead and Modest Mouse. She also likes to do horse riding.
At the age of 15, she won Fashion!Dallas/ Kim Dawson Model Search contest in 2005.
She has always remained a topic for discussion due to her weight issues.
Due to her unhealthy weight (as per her height), she had not had her period for more than a year and also suffered hair loss problems.
She enjoys shopping from Opening Ceremony in New York, and from Luella when in London.
She didn’t go for the fashion week in New York, Milan, Paris, and London during February 2009.
She had to also withdraw from Milan fashion week in February 2008 as her legs were too plump.