Alexandra Nicole Michael (born May 15, 1990, in Colleyville, Texas) is an American fashion model who attracted international attention for her weight as a fashion model.
Ali grew up in Colleyville, Texas, and graduated from Grapevine High School in 2008. Her modeling career started after winning the Fashion Dallas/Kim Dawson Model Search contest in 2005 at age 15. She has walked many runways,including Chanel, Christian Dior, and other famous designer brands.
In February 2008, she was sent home from Paris fashion week after being told that “her legs were too plump”. This was after Michael had gained five pounds after struggling with an eating disorder that caused her weighing only 106 lb 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.
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