Kim Stolz

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Kim Stolz at a 2008 Rally for equal marriage in New York City.
Kimberly Lynn Stolz

(1983-06-08) June 8, 1983 (age 35)
Other namesKim Stolz
Alma materWesleyan University (2005)
Modeling information
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorGreen
AgencyElite Model Management,
Ford Models

Kimberly Lynn "Kim" Stolz (born June 8, 1983) is an American fashion model, television personality, author, and financial executive. Stolz was a correspondent for MTV News, and served as video jockey and host for The Freshmen, a series on mtvU. Stolz first came to fame as a contestant on Cycle 5 of America's Next Top Model, where she finished fifth place. She is currently a Managing Director at Bank of America in equity-derivative sales.[1]

On June 24, 2014, Stolz published her first book, Unfriending My Ex: And Other Things I'll Never Do.

Early life and America's Next Top Model appearance[edit]

Stolz grew up wealthy on the Upper East Side of New York City[2][3] and attended The Brearley School in Manhattan. Her father worked as a stockbroker at Goldman Sachs and her mother was a former supermodel who modeled for Givenchy and Ralph Lauren.[2] In 2005, she earned a bachelor's degree in government and intergovernmental politics from Wesleyan University;[4][5] she wrote her undergraduate thesis about U.S. foreign policy.[3] After graduating from Wesleyan, Stolz briefly worked in a law firm.[6]

In fall 2005, Stolz was a contestant on Cycle 5 of America's Next Top Model. She is an out lesbian.[7] Stolz was eventually the ninth contestant eliminated, making it to the final five.[8]


Stolz has an active presence with MTV: she is a video jockey for The Freshman on mtvU and is also an MTV News correspondent. In 2008, she reported extensively on the 2008 Iowa Caucus and interviewed presidential candidates John Edwards and Mike Huckabee.[9][10] Stolz also pursued a career in fashion modeling; soon after she appeared on America's Next Top Model, Stolz was signed with Elite Model Management[11] in New York City and is now signed to Ford Models[12] in New York. Stolz also had a small role on an episode of the UPN series, Veronica Mars, as part of a challenge win for America's Next Top Model.[4] She has also been featured as one of CoverGirl's Top Models in Action.

Stolz is signed to Ford Models. She has written articles for The Huffington Post.

In 2008, Stolz was listed as one of the most memorable contestants from America's Top Model by AOL Entertainment Canada.[13]

In 2012, Stolz and her friend Amanda Leigh Dunn, who appeared in the reality TV show The Real L Word, opened The Dalloway which was a two-level restaurant and cocktail lounge.[14]

In 2014, Stolz published the book Unfriending My Ex, in which she wrote about how she once checked her Wikipedia page and found out that she had died a week before, which corresponded with the last time she last edited her profile.[15]

Stolz is currently Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Head of Americas Prime Brokerage Sales.

Modeled for[edit]

Television appearances[edit]


  1. ^ "Out100: Kim Stolz | Out Magazine". 2012-09-13. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
  2. ^ a b Rosenblum, Constance (October 11, 2009). "A Hand-Me-Down Home". The New York Times.
  3. ^ a b "Profile of Kim Stolz". Retrieved June 17, 2008.
  4. ^ a b Lo, Malinda (December 5, 2005). "Interview with Top Model's Kim Stolz". AfterEllen. Archived from the original on June 15, 2008. Retrieved June 18, 2008.
  5. ^ "Bio of Kim Stolz". Archived from the original on October 7, 2008. Retrieved June 18, 2008.
  6. ^ Gold, Matea (August 13, 2006). "When it comes to music, she's no poser". L.A. Times. Retrieved June 18, 2008.
  7. ^ Zappia, Corrina (November 29, 2005). "Beauty and the Modeling Beast". Village Voice. Archived from the original on June 18, 2008. Retrieved June 17, 2008.
  8. ^ "Our next top lesbian model" (interview). The Advocate online. December 1, 2005. Retrieved June 19, 2008.
  9. ^ Kim Stolz. "On the Campaign Trail with John Edwards". MTV News. Retrieved June 18, 2008.
  10. ^ "Mike Huckabee Weighs in on Gay Rights, Young Voters... and Opening for Led Zeppelin?". MTV News. Retrieved June 18, 2008.
  11. ^ "Elite's New York Division".
  12. ^ Archived from the original on 2018-05-29. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ "Top Model Contestants We Can't Forget". AOL Entertainment Canada. Archived from the original on 2008-12-18.
  14. ^ "the-dalloway-nyc". the-dalloway-nyc. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
  15. ^ Unfriending My Ex
  16. ^ a b "Print Work". All ANTM.
  17. ^ a b c "Print Work". All ANTM. p. 4.
  18. ^ "Print Work". All ANTM. p. 2.
  19. ^ a b c d "Print Work". All ANTM. p. 3.
  20. ^ a b "Print Work". All ANTM. p. 7.
  21. ^ a b "All ANTM - Print Work".
  22. ^ a b "Print Work". All ANTM. p. 9.
  23. ^ a b c "Print Work". All ANTM. p. 10.
  24. ^ a b c "Print Work". All ANTM. p. 5.
  25. ^ "Print Work". All ANTM. p. 6.
  26. ^ a b c "Print Work". All ANTM. p. 11.
  27. ^ "Kim Stolz Smiles With Her Eyes". Autostraddle. June 22, 2009.

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