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Allison Harvard
BornAllison Elizabeth Harvard
(1988-01-08) January 8, 1988 (age 24)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
OccupationFashion model, artist, photographer
Years active2009–present
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorBlue
Measurements34-24-33 in (US), 86.5-61-84 cm (EU)[1]
Weight120 lbs (US), 54 kg (EU)
Dress size2–4 (US), 32 (EU)[1]
Shoe size9 (US), 41 (EU)[1]
Websitewww.allisonelizabeth.com
 
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Allison Harvard
BornAllison Elizabeth Harvard
(1988-01-08) January 8, 1988 (age 24)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
OccupationFashion model, artist, photographer
Years active2009–present
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorBlue
Measurements34-24-33 in (US), 86.5-61-84 cm (EU)[1]
Weight120 lbs (US), 54 kg (EU)
Dress size2–4 (US), 32 (EU)[1]
Shoe size9 (US), 41 (EU)[1]
Websitewww.allisonelizabeth.com

Allison Elizabeth Harvard (born January 8, 1988) is an American fashion model and Internet celebrity, best known as the runner-up of both Cycle 12 of America's Next Top Model and America's Next Top Model: All-Stars. Harvard has appeared on the cover of magazines such as ONE and WeTheUrban.

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Early life

Harvard was born on January 8, 1988 in Houston, Texas.[2][3] She attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge before transferring to the University of New Orleans, where she studied art during the spring semester.[3] Her artwork is featured in the 2007 novel The Story Told at Night by Liza Kuznetsova.[4]

In 2005, before her stint on America's Next Top Model, Harvard gained notoriety as an Internet meme on 4chan, where she became known as Creepy Chan.[5]

Career

America's Next Top Model

After being contacted through email by a casting agent who had seen her look online,[3] Harvard successfully auditioned for Cycle 12 of America's Next Top Model. During the audition process, Harvard stated that she thought nosebleeds were pretty,[6] and that she was fascinated by blood.[7]

Harvard was called first by Tyra Banks four times, in episodes two, ten, twelve and thirteen (the first part of the finale).[8] Harvard was in the bottom two twice. In episode four, she landed in the bottom two with contestant Nijah Harris because she was said to have over-analyzed her shoot.[9] In episode seven, she landed in the bottom two with contestant Tahlia Brookins because of her lackluster commercial and her one-dimensional look, leading the judges to question her versatility.[10]

During the finale episode of America's Next Top Model, Harvard gave a convincing CoverGirl commercial and was hailed for her improvement from the previous commercial.[11] In the final runway walk, Harvard was deemed the most improved, despite being deemed the worst walker out of the bunch at the beginning of the competition. Despite her improvements and strong look, Harvard lost the competition to Teyona Anderson, making Harvard the runner-up.

In 2011, Harvard participated in Cycle 17 of America's Next Top Model: All-Stars, the first All-Star edition of the show, where she was the runner-up for a second time.[12]

Like all the other contestants on Cycle 17, Harvard was given a branding word: "unique". During her time on the show she developed her own perfume called "Honey Blood" and performed in a music video for her song "Underwater".

After America's Next Top Model

In June 2009, Harvard signed with the Los Angeles-based Nous Model Management,[1] but is no longer included on the agency's current roster.[13] Since America's Next Top Model, Harvard has modeled for KarmaLoop.com, walked at the 2012 New York Fashion Week for Gemma Kahng and Malan Breton, and was featured in a spread for ONE Magazine.[14] She has also modeled for Chromat and Richie Rich.[15][16]

In June 2009, she made an Internet video with fourfour titled "Fake Blood",[17] and was "interviewed" by Winston, the resident cat at fourfour.[18] Harvard is featured in the ad for Michael Cinco's Impalpable eau de toilette, and walked at the Philippine Fashion Week 2012 with fellow All-Stars contestant Dominique Reighard in the Michael Cinco and Rajo Laurel for Bench fashion shows.[19] Harvard was on the cover of the fifth issue of online publication WeTheUrban.[20] In mid-2012, she appeared in promotional photos for G Fine Body Art, a beauty brand that is set to launch glittery body art services at salons and spas starting later in fall 2012.[21]

In celebration of Bench's twenty-fifth anniversary, Harvard walked the runway at Bench Universe: The 2012 Denim & Underwear Show in September 2012, along with Reighard and this time with America's Next Top Model, Cycle 18 winner Sophie Sumner.[22]

On September 21, 2012 it was announced that Allison Harvard would be making her acting debut as the character Carina in the independent feature film Insensate[23]

Personal life

Harvard currently resides in Brooklyn.[24] She is dating photographer Zachary Chick.[25]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Allison signs with Nous Models". HonestlyANTM 12. June 13, 2009. Archived from the original on June 16, 2009. http://web.archive.org/web/20090616124744/http://honestlyantm12.wordpress.com/2009/06/13/allison-signs-with-nous/. Retrieved July 22, 2009.  Originally found at Nous Model Management.
  2. ^ Friedman, Molly (January 9, 2012). "Allison Harvard Celebrates 24th Birthday With New Kitten (PHOTO)". Wet Paint. http://www.wetpaint.com/americas-next-top-model/articles/allison-harvard-celebrates-24th-birthday-with-new-kitten-photo-. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Walker, Dave (May 14, 2009). "'America's Next Top Model' runner-up Allison Harvard talks about her life". The Times-Picayune. Advance Publications. http://blog.nola.com/davewalker/2009/05/top_model_runnerup_allison_har.html. Retrieved October 25, 2009. 
  4. ^ Kuznetsova, Liza (October 9, 2007). The Story Told at Night. InstantPublisher.com. ISBN 1-59872-865-2. 
  5. ^ Poulsen, Kevin (May 19, 2009). "'Anonymous' Pin-Up Girl Is Runner-Up For America's Next Top Model". Wired News. Condé Nast Publications. http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/05/creepycha/. Retrieved May 21, 2009. 
  6. ^ Simmons, Abbey (May 15, 2009). "Exclusive Interview: Allison Harvard of America's Next Top Model Cycle 12". BuddyTV. http://www.buddytv.com/articles/americas-next-top-model/exclusive-interview-allison-ha-28716.aspx. Retrieved January 18, 2010. 
  7. ^ Waldman, Betsy (February 27, 2009). "VIDEO: Allison Harvard Is Top Model's Bloodthirsty New Babe". Celebuzz. Buzz Media. http://www.celebuzz.com/video-allison-harvard-top-models-s89571/. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  8. ^ America's Next Top Model, Cycle 12: Episodes 1, 9, 11, and 12
  9. ^ "Episode 4". America's Next Top Model, Cycle 12. 
  10. ^ "Episode 7". America's Next Top Model, Cycle 12. 
  11. ^ "Season Finale". America's Next Top Model, Cycle 12. 
  12. ^ Block, Sheri (December 12, 2011). "Allison not upset about being runner-up for a second time on 'ANTM'". CTV. http://www.ctv.ca/AmericasNextTopModel/article/Allison-not-upset-about-being-runner-up-for-a-second-time-on-ANTM. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  13. ^ "NOUS Models: Women". Nous Model Management. http://www.nousmodels.com/#/women. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 
  14. ^ http://all-antm.net/thumbnails.php?album=519&page=1
  15. ^ G, Susie (February 14, 2012). "First Look: Chromat's AW12 Lookbook Does Disney Couture". StyleCaster News. http://news.stylecaster.com/whats-nextfirst-look-chromats-aw12-lookbook-does-disney-couture. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  16. ^ Harvard, Allison (April 10, 2012). "Richie Rich Popluxe lookbook preview :]". Tumblr. http://allisonelisabeta.tumblr.com/post/20841702057. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  17. ^ Juzwiak, Rich (June 11, 2009). "Allison in "Fake Blood"". fourfour. http://fourfour.typepad.com/fourfour/2009/06/allison-in-fake-blood.html. Retrieved September 13, 2012. 
  18. ^ Juzwiak, Rich (June 4, 2009). "Allison on my couch". fourfour. http://fourfour.typepad.com/fourfour/2009/06/allison-on-my-couch.html. Retrieved September 13, 2012. 
  19. ^ Matera, Tetta Ortiz (May 27, 2012). "America's top models wear top Filipino brand". The Philippine Star. Philstar Global Corp. http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=811226. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  20. ^ Carbone, Gina (April 4, 2012). "Allison Harvard Is a Gorgeous Pink Victorian Hipster in New Magazine (PHOTO)". Wet Paint. http://www.wetpaint.com/americas-next-top-model/articles/allison-harvard-is-a-gorgeous-pink-victorian-hipster-in-new-magazine-photo. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  21. ^ Richards, Jaime (September 4, 2012). "Allison Harvard Beauty Interview". BellaSugar. Sugar Inc. http://www.bellasugar.com/Allison-Harvard-Beauty-Interview-24658422. Retrieved September 13, 2012. 
  22. ^ Yap, Tim (September 15, 2012). "Masters of the Bench Universe". The Philippine Star. Philstar Global Corp. http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=848881. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Insensate". Insensate. Wicked Butterfly Films. September 21, 2012. http://www.insensatemovie.com/. Retrieved September 21, 2012. 
  24. ^ Harvard, Allison (February 8, 2011). "By Request: I was sent to remuda ranch when i was very young, i've been on a reality television show, and apparently I have been a meme since I was 16 AMA". Reddit. http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/fhjpz/by_request_i_was_sent_to_remuda_ranch_when_i_was/. Retrieved February 9, 2011. 
  25. ^ Carbone, Gina (March 23, 2012). "ANTM's Allison Harvard Named One of New York's Most Stylish of 2012". Wet Paint. http://www.wetpaint.com/americas-next-top-model/articles/antms-allison-harvard-named-one-of-new-yorks-most-stylish-of-2012. Retrieved July 18, 2012. 

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