Meet the New Girl: Theres Alexandersson Is Scared of the Dark

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Photo: Courtesy of IMG

Discovered at the age of 15 in her hometown in the Swedish countryside, Theres Alexandersson wasn't into the idea of modeling right away. But she changed her mind when a persistent top modeling scout finally convinced the six foot stunner to sign with IMG. Now 19 years old — and free of high school biology classes — Alexandersson is reaping the rewards of a coveted spring 2011 Calvin Klein runway exclusive. Alexandersson also walked in the spring 2011 D&G, Jil Sander, Chloé, and Alexander McQueen shows in Milan and Paris. She's featured in the current issues of Dazed & Confused, Harper's Bazaar, and German Vogue. Also keep an eye out for the upcoming issue of V magazine, in which the Swedish beauty appears, shot by the industry's hottest new photography duo Danielle Duella and Iango Henzi. Click ahead to read a Q&A with Alexandersson, and then visit her new model profile to see loads of on- and off-the-runway pics.

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