Casey Legler

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Casey Legler
Born (1977-04-26) 26 April 1977 (age 46)
Fréjus, Var, France
NationalityFrench American
EducationGraduated cum laude from Smith College
Alma materPhi Beta Kappa
Known forOlympic swimmer, model and athlete
Notable workGodspeed: A Memoir
SpouseSiri 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, France, to expatriate American parents.[1] They [2] attended school in both France and America, and began competitive swimming at the age of 13.


Legler competed in the 1996 Summer Olympics at the age of 19, where, after breaking the world record in practice the day before, they came 29th in the women's 50 metres freestyle event and 10th in the women's 4x100 metres freestyle relay event. Legler gave up swimming two years later and subsequently studied architecture, obtained a scholarship for law school, and began medical school. They are 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, through a connection made by their friend the photographer Cass Bird, Legler became the first woman signed to Ford Models to exclusively model men's clothes.[3][4] While no longer full time, Legler continues to model men's clothes in their spare time and their work has been featured in Vogue, Le Monde and Time.[5]

Legler's first book, Godspeed: A Memoir, was released July 10, 2018 and is published by Simon & Schuster.[6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Legler now dedicates their time to writing and pursuing their love of restaurants, dividing their time between New York and Sydney with their wife, Siri May.[8][9]


  1. ^ a b "Casey Legler". Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  2. ^ Manders, Kerry (2020-04-13). "The Renegades". New York Times. Retrieved 2021-10-12.
  3. ^ Lapinski, Valerie (20 November 2012). "Male Models: The Female of the Species". Time – via
  4. ^ Wiseman, Eva (3 March 2013). "Model Casey Legler: is she the perfect man?". The Observer. Retrieved 6 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Casey Legler for Le Monde M Magazine".
  6. ^ Legler, Casey (10 July 2018). Godspeed: A Memoir. Atria Books. ISBN 978-1501135750.
  7. ^ "Home - Atria Books".
  8. ^ "#Pride30: Advocate Siri May is protecting LGBTQ rights globally". NBC News.
  9. ^ "This Model Wore Ryan McGinley's Suit to Her City Hall Wedding". 13 April 2017.