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Stacey speaking for CMHA
|Occupation||Motivational speaker, television personality and Supermodel|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
Unprepared for the challenges of a modeling career, McKenzie returned to Canada and finished high school. In 1995, she moved to Paris, France to pursue modeling further. During her first season, she modeled for top designers including Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler and Christian Lacroix. She also landed her first campaign with photographer Oliviero Toscani for Benetton.
In the wake of her initial success in Paris, McKenzie was commissioned to work in markets around the globe including Paris, London, Italy, Austria, United States and Japan. She worked for Alexander McQueen, Betsey Johnson, Tommy Hilfiger, Todd Oldham, Michiko Koshino and Jean Paul Gaultier. Her magazine covers include Essence, Le Monde and Panache, as well as editorials in Vogue (US, Japan, Korea, Britain, Spain), Harper's Bazaar, Interview, Flare, Fashion, and Vibe.
In February 2008, McKenzie modeled at New York Fashion Week. In 2009, McKenzie returned to Toronto Fashion Week where she walked the runway exclusively for Xuly Bet in the Arise African Collective fashion show.
McKenzie has established a company called Walk This Way Workshops. Originally catered to aspiring and established models and all aspects of the modeling industry, Ms McKenzie decided to build Walk This Way Workshops as a self-esteem company geared to all different types of people. In May 2007, McKenzie added professional speaking to her offering and was a special speaker for a brunch benefit held by the Canadian Mental Health Association. In her speaking engagements Stacey McKenzie discusses the challenges of self-esteem in young adults and how to gain confidence through self-acceptance. Ms. McKenzie continues to do motivational speaking engagements to inner city kids and schools.
Stacey McKenzie also had a small part in the 1997 film, The Fifth Element, as a VIP Stewardess.
In February 2012, McKenzie is a panelist on Canada Reads, defending Dave Bidini's book On a Cold Road. On the first day, McKenzie controversially cast a tie-breaking vote to eliminate Prisoner of Tehran.
- Official website
- Stacey McKenzie at the Internet Movie Database
- Stacey McKenzie at the Fashion Model Directory
- Melody Lau (2012-02-06). "Canada Reads votes off first book: Marina Nemat’s Prisoner of Tehran". National Post. Retrieved 2012-02-07.