Casey Legler

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Casey Legler
Born (1977-04-26) April 26, 1977 (age 40)
Fréjus, Var, France
Nationality French/American
Alma mater Phi Beta Kappa, graduated cum laude from Smith College
Occupation Writer, restaurateur, artist, model
Known for The first women signed to Ford Models to exclusively model men's clothes
Spouse(s) Siri May

Casey Legler (born 26 April 1977) is a French American writer, restaurateur, model, and former Olympic swimmer. Legler was born in Fréjus, Var, in the South of France to expatriate American parents. [1] She attended school in both France and America, and began competitive swimming at the age of 13. She competed in the 1996 Summer Olympics at the age of 19, where after breaking the world record in practice day before, she came 29th in the Women's 50 metres Freestyle event and 10th in the Women's 4x100 metres Freestyle Relay event.

She gave up swimming two years later and subsequently studied architecture, obtained a scholarship for law school, and began medical school. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated cum laude from Smith College before moving to New York to focus on an artistic career. [1]

In 2012 Casey became the first woman signed to Ford Models to exclusively model men's clothes through a connection made by her friend the photographer Cass Bird. [2] [3] [4] [5]

Casey dedicates her time to writing and pursuing her love of restaurants dividing her time between New York and Sydney with her wife, Siri May. Her first book, Goodspeed: A Memoir, is scheduled for release July 10th 2018 and is published by Simon & Schuster. [6] She continues to model mens clothes in her spare time and her work has been featured in Vogue, Le Monde and Time.[7]