Ali Stephens, the Early Years

First day of third grade; Ali with her brother at SeaWorld, in 2003. Photo: Courtesy of Elite Model Management


Before she was closing Balenciaga shows, became the face of Calvin Klein, and landed editorials in Italian Vogue, Ali Stephens was just a regular kid. She wore khakis to her first day of third grade, hammed it up for the camera in costume, and took pictures with Shamu. Don’t believe us? Take a quick look at her childhood photos. There's more intriguing evidence of her being a normal kid after the jump. —Kendall Herbst

Dressed up as a cowgirl; at a cross-country meet in 2006.Photo: Courtesy of Elite Model Management