Allison Harvard

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Allison Harvard
Allison-Harvard 2012.jpg
Harvard in 2012
Born Allison Elizabeth Harvard
(1988-01-08) January 8, 1988 (age 26)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Model, artist, photographer, actress
Years active 2009–present
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Weight 120 lbs (US), 54 kg (EU)
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Blue
Measurements 34-24-33 in (US), 86.5-61-84 cm (EU)[1]
Dress size 2–4 (US), 32 (EU)[1]
Shoe size 9 (US), 41 (EU)[1]

Allison Elizabeth Harvard (born January 8, 1988) is an American model, artist, actress, and Internet celebrity, best known as the runner-up of both cycle 12 of America's Next Top Model and America's Next Top Model: All-Stars. Harvard has appeared on the cover of magazines such as ONE, WeTheUrban, and one of the Philippine's leading fashion megazines, Mega.

Early life[edit]

Harvard was born in Houston, Texas and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana.[2][3] She attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge before transferring to the University of New Orleans, where she studied art during the spring semester.[3] Her artwork is featured in the 2007 novel The Story Told at Night by Liza Kuznetsova.[4]

In 2005, before her appearance on America's Next Top Model, Harvard gained notoriety as an Internet meme on 4chan, where she became known as Creepy Chan.[5]

Career[edit]

America's Next Top Model[edit]

After being contacted through email by a casting agent who had seen her look online,[3] Harvard successfully auditioned for cycle 12 of America's Next Top Model. During the audition process, Harvard stated that she thought nosebleeds were pretty,[6] and that she was fascinated by blood.[7]

Harvard was called first by Tyra Banks four times, in episodes two, ten, twelve and thirteen (the first part of the finale).[8] Harvard was in the bottom two twice. In episode four, she landed in the bottom two with contestant Nijah Harris because she was said to have over-analyzed her shoot.[9] In episode seven, she landed in the bottom two with contestant Tahlia Brookins because of her lackluster commercial and her one-dimensional look, leading the judges to question her versatility.[10]

During the finale episode of America's Next Top Model, Harvard gave a convincing CoverGirl commercial and was hailed for her improvement from the previous commercial.[11] In the final runway walk, Harvard was deemed the most improved despite being deemed the worst walker out of the bunch at the beginning of the competition. Despite her improvements and strong look, Harvard lost the competition to Teyona Anderson, making Harvard the runner-up.

In 2011, Harvard participated in cycle 17 of America's Next Top Model, the first All-Stars edition of the show, where she was the runner-up for a second time.[12]

Like all the other contestants on Cycle 17, Harvard was given a branding word: "unique". During her time on the show she developed her own perfume called "Honey Blood" and performed in a music video for her song "Underwater".

After America's Next Top Model[edit]

In June 2009, Harvard signed with the Los Angeles-based Nous Model Management,[1] but is no longer included on the agency's current roster.[13] Since America's Next Top Model, Harvard has modeled for KarmaLoop.com, walked at the 2012 New York Fashion Week for Gemma Kahng and Malan Breton, and was featured in a spread for ONE Magazine.[14] She has also modeled for Chromat and Richie Rich.[15][16]

In June 2009, she made an Internet video with fourfour titled "Fake Blood",[17] and was "interviewed" by Winston, the resident cat at fourfour.[18] Harvard is the face of Michael Cinco's "Impalpable" perfume, with international male model Tierry Vilson and walked in the Philippine Fashion Week 2012 with fellow All-Stars contestant Dominique Reighard in the Michael Cinco and Rajo Laurel for Bench fashion shows.[19] Harvard was on the cover of the fifth issue of online publication WeTheUrban.[20] In mid-2012, she appeared in promotional photos for G Fine Body Art, a beauty brand that is set to launch glittery body art services at salons and spas starting later in fall 2012.[21]

In celebration of Bench's twenty-fifth anniversary, Harvard walked the runway at Bench Universe: The 2012 Denim & Underwear Show in September 2012, along with Reighard and this time with America's Next Top Model, Cycle 18 winner Sophie Sumner.[22]

On October 6, 2012, Harvard made an appearance in an episode of I Am Meg: Own the World in Style, a Philippine TV Lifestyle show on ETC.[23]

On October 10, 2012, a behind-the-scenes shows Harvard did a fashion shoot for Bello Magazine, titled "Hippie Trail".[24] On October 17, Harvard walked for NAVEN at the Los Angeles Fashion Week.[25]

On October 2013, it was announced that Harvard would be one of the hosts of the Philippine television show Mega Fashion Crew: Reloaded on ETC.[26] In 2014, she became one of the judges of the Philippine dance competition television show Celebrity Dance Battle, which premiered on TV5 on March 22.[27] In August 2014, Harvard booked another show for Bench called The Naked Truth.[28]

Acting[edit]

On September 21, 2012 it was announced that Harvard would be making her acting debut as the character Carina in the independent feature film Insensate.[29] The film was released early August 2013 on iTunes.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2012 Insensate Carina
2014 Dangerous Words from the Fearless The Girl Post-production

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Allison signs with Nous Models". HonestlyANTM 12. June 13, 2009. Archived from the original on June 16, 2009. Retrieved July 22, 2009.  Originally found at Nous Model Management.
  2. ^ Friedman, Molly (January 9, 2012). "Allison Harvard Celebrates 24th Birthday With New Kitten (PHOTO)". Wet Paint. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Walker, Dave (May 14, 2009). "'America's Next Top Model' runner-up Allison Harvard talks about her life". The Times-Picayune. Advance Publications. Retrieved October 25, 2009. 
  4. ^ Kuznetsova, Liza (October 9, 2007). The Story Told at Night. InstantPublisher.com. ISBN 1-59872-865-2. 
  5. ^ Poulsen, Kevin (May 19, 2009). "'Anonymous' Pin-Up Girl Is Runner-Up For America's Next Top Model". Wired News. Condé Nast Publications. Retrieved May 21, 2009. 
  6. ^ Simmons, Abbey (May 15, 2009). "Exclusive Interview: Allison Harvard of America's Next Top Model Cycle 12". BuddyTV. Retrieved January 18, 2010. 
  7. ^ Waldman, Betsy (February 27, 2009). "VIDEO: Allison Harvard Is Top Model's Bloodthirsty New Babe". Celebuzz. Buzz Media. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  8. ^ America's Next Top Model, Cycle 12: Episodes 1, 9, 11, and 12
  9. ^ "Episode 4". America's Next Top Model, Cycle 12.
  10. ^ "Episode 7". America's Next Top Model, Cycle 12.
  11. ^ "Season Finale". America's Next Top Model, Cycle 12.
  12. ^ Block, Sheri (December 12, 2011). "Allison not upset about being runner-up for a second time on 'ANTM'". CTV. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  13. ^ "NOUS Models: Women". Nous Model Management. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 
  14. ^ http://all-antm.net/thumbnails.php?album=519&page=1
  15. ^ G, Susie (February 14, 2012). "First Look: Chromat's AW12 Lookbook Does Disney Couture". StyleCaster News. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  16. ^ Harvard, Allison (April 10, 2012). "Richie Rich Popluxe lookbook preview :]". Tumblr. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  17. ^ Juzwiak, Rich (June 11, 2009). "Allison in "Fake Blood"". fourfour. Retrieved September 13, 2012. 
  18. ^ Juzwiak, Rich (June 4, 2009). "Allison on my couch". fourfour. Retrieved September 13, 2012. 
  19. ^ Matera, Tetta Ortiz (May 27, 2012). "America's top models wear top Filipino brand". The Philippine Star. Philstar Global Corp. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  20. ^ Carbone, Gina (April 4, 2012). "Allison Harvard Is a Gorgeous Pink Victorian Hipster in New Magazine (PHOTO)". Wet Paint. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  21. ^ Richards, Jaime (September 4, 2012). "Allison Harvard Beauty Interview". BellaSugar. Sugar Inc. Retrieved September 13, 2012. 
  22. ^ Yap, Tim (September 15, 2012). "Masters of the Bench Universe". The Philippine Star. Philstar Global Corp. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  23. ^ "I Am Meg". I Am Meg. October 6, 2012. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  24. ^ "Hippie Trail – A Bello Magazine Fashion". Vimeo. October 10, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Of course ❤❤❤ Your clothing ...". Twitter. October 17, 2012. Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  26. ^ Maglasang, Ma. Michelle "MM" (October 22, 2013). "Allison Harvard for MEGA Fashion Crew Season 3: America's Next Top Model is in Manila". When In Manila. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  27. ^ "America's Next Top Model runner-up Allison Harvard to serve as judge in TV5's Celebrity Dance Battle". Philippine Entertainment Portal. March 20, 2014. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  28. ^ https://ph.celebrity.yahoo.com/photos/look-topless-kapamilya-kapuso-hunks-at-thenakedtruth-preview-1409474167-slideshow/manila-philippines-allison-harvard-from-america-s-next-top-modl-at-the-bench-naked-truth-preview-at-photo-1409472442918.html
  29. ^ "Insensate". Insensate. Wicked Butterfly Films. September 21, 2012. Retrieved September 21, 2012. 

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