Laura Kirkpatrick (age 34)

June 12, 1989
Stanford, Kentucky
United States

[Laura Kirkpatrick] Introduction

Laura Sioux Kirkpatrick, born on June 12, 1989, is an American model and fashion designer who gained fame as the runner up on cycle 13 of America's Next Top Model. This success led to her being voted fan favorite in a poll held by the show, granting her a six-month, rent-free apartment in New York City.

[Laura Kirkpatrick] Early life

Laura Kirkpatrick was born in Stanford, Kentucky to Greg Kirkpatrick and Jodie Hill Jones. She has two sisters, Hannah and Jarah, and one brother, Jeremy. She previously worked on her family's farm, where she was heavily involved with cattle. She also has dyslexia. Before appearing on America's Next Top Model, she was a waitress. Kirkpatrick was a freshman at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky, and was the first in her family to attend college. However, she missed her final exams due to being on the show, thus preventing her from advancing from freshman to sophomore.

[Laura Kirkpatrick] Modeling career

Laura Kirkpatrick, although she did not win America's Next Top Model, was voted fan favorite in a poll the show held after it aired. She was told by the producers that the margin was "a whole lot" and as a result, Kirkpatrick was awarded a six-month rent-free apartment stay in New York City to pursue modeling opportunities. She received offers from several modeling agencies, including Tyra Banks' Bankable Productions, and went on to appear on Banks' talk show, "The Tyra Banks Show." In 2010, Kirkpatrick did charity print work for Haiti earthquake relief and in 2011 had a cover and spread in LexScene magazine and was featured in British Vogue and Steve Madden's Summer 2010 Collection. In 2011, she also appeared in William Fitzsimmons, "Beautiful Girl" music video. In addition to her modeling, Kirkpatrick is dedicated to helping those with dyslexia, having started a foundation called The Beautiful Minds which hosts runway shows and other events to raise awareness for dyslexia education.

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