Kimberly Lynn "Kim" Stolz was born on June 18, 1983 in New York City, and 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 vice president at Citigroup in equity-derivative sales.
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[edit | edit source]
Stolz grew up wealthy on the Upper East Side of New York City 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. In 2005, she earned a bachelor's degree in government and intergovernmental politics from Wesleyan University; she wrote her undergraduate thesis about U.S. foreign policy. After graduating from Wesleyan, Stolz briefly worked in a law firm.
In fall 2005, Stolz was a contestant on Cycle 5 of America's Next Top Model. She is an out lesbian. Stolz was eventually the ninth contestant eliminated, making it to the final five.
Career[edit | edit source]
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. 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 in New York City and is now signed to Ford Models 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. 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.
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.
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.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
She married Lexi Ritsch on June 15, 2013. They have since split up.
She had been dating tennis player Cary Gibson.
She married Laura Isabella Hayward August of 2020 according to her instagram.