Casey Legler

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Casey Legler
BornAge 41 born 26 April 1977
Fréjus, Var, in the South of France
NationalityFrench American
EducationGraduated cum laude from Smith College
Alma materPhi Beta Kappa
Known forOlympic Swimmer, Model & Athlete
Notable work
Spouse(s)Siri May

Casey Legler (born 26 April 1977) is a French-American writer, restaurateur, model, and former Olympic swimmer.

Early life[edit]

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.


Casey 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] While no longer full time, Casey continues to model men's clothes in her spare time and her work has been featured in Vogue, Le Monde and Time.[6]

Casey's first book, Goodspeed: A Memoir, was released July 10, 2018 and is published by Simon & Schuster.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Casey now dedicates her time to writing and pursuing her love of restaurants dividing her time between New York and Sydney with her wife, Siri May.[9][10]


  1. ^ a b "Casey Legler". Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  2. ^ Lapinski, Valerie. "Male Models: The Female of the Species" – via
  3. ^ "World's first female male model: In her own words". 12 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Meet Casey Legler - the world's first female male model". 9 March 2015.
  5. ^ Wiseman, Eva (March 3, 2013). "Model Casey Legler: is she the perfect man?". The Observer. Retrieved March 6, 2013.
  6. ^ "Casey Legler for Le Monde M Magazine".
  7. ^ Legler, Casey (10 July 2018). "Godspeed: A Memoir". Atria Books – via Amazon.
  8. ^ "Home - Atria Books".
  9. ^ "#Pride30: Advocate Siri May is protecting LGBTQ rights globally".
  10. ^ "This Model Wore Ryan McGinley's Suit to Her City Hall Wedding".