Ali Michael is best Known For Working as a model in the fashion industry, Ali is best known for her eyebrows and clear complexion.
Born Name Alexandra Nicole Michael
Nick Name Ali
Occupation Fashion / Runway model
Born: May 15, 1990, 28 years and 5 months, Colleyville, Texas, United States
Sun Sign Taurus
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Blue
Height 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
Measurements 33-23-34 in or 84-58.5-86 cm
Bra Size 32A
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.
Ali Michael grew up in Colleyville, Texas. Her career began after winning the Fashion!Dallas/Kim Dawson Model Search contest in 2005 at age 15. She graduated from Grapevine High School in May 2008 and moved to New York shortly thereafter to continue her modeling career.
She is known for her eyebrows, hair, skin and lips
The model is signed to these modeling agencies –
Kim Dawson Agency
IMG Models – New York
IMG Models – Paris
IMG Models – London
IMG Models – Milan
IMG Models – Sydney
Oui Management (2012 – 2013)
Elite Model Management – New York (2011 – 2012)
Why Not Model Agency – Milan (2008 – 2012)
Elite Model Management – London (2012)
Elite Model Management – Paris (2012)
Viva Models – Paris (2007 – 2012)
Wilhelmina Models – New York (2011)
She had walked the ramp for the fashion houses like Adore, Coach, Em Polham, Lanvin ‘Jeanne’ fragrance, Orla Kiely, Pink VS, Sportmax.
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 center 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.
In July 2016, Michael was the Playboy Playmate of the Month. Michael appeared in The xx’s November 2016 music video for their song “On Hold”.
After being suspended from Fashion week in February 2008 Michael appeared on Today (U.S. TV program) and openly talked about her struggle with bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa.
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.
She had always eaten junk food and sweets, while growing up. This was her diet. And, running, and horse riding around the farms was her total workout and the daily exercises. This all went till she was 15.
Now, she likes to do cardio like cycling with Vanessa Giorgio (her instructor). Ali goes for spinning workout six days a week and her diet consists of organically grown foods.
Ali Michael Favorite Things
TV Show – America’s 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, 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.