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Alexandra Nicole Michael[3] (born May 15, 1990 in Colleyville, Texas), known professionally as Ali Michael, is an American model.

Ali Michael grew up in Colleyville, Texas. Her career began after winning the Fashion!Dallas/Kim Dawson Model Search contest in 2005 at age 15. She graduated from Grapevine High School in May 2008 and moved to New York shortly thereafter to continue her modeling career.

In 2006, Michael signed with DNA Models and appeared in an Italian Elle editorial. In February 2007, she made her runway debut on the fall New York runway, where she opened for Phillip Lim and Alice Roi. She walked the fall Marc by Marc Jacobs show in London, as well as the fall Lanvin show in Paris in March. Throughout the rest of 2007, she made appearances in magazines such as W, French Revue de Modes, Harper’s Bazaar, and Teen Vogue. In October, she walked the runway in Paris for Chanel, Christian Dior, Karl Lagerfeld, and Lanvin (clothing).

In February 2008, she was sent home from Paris fashion week after being told that “her legs were too plump”. Michael had gained five pounds after struggling with an eating disorder that caused her to weigh 106 lbs at 5’9″. She was then the center of the article “Wasn’t Skinny Supposed to Be Out of Fashion?” in The Wall Street Journal on February 28, 2008.