Kim Stolz  

Model, TV Personality & Financial Executive; Former MTV News Correspondent & America's Next Top Model Contestant

Kim Stolz is an author, American fashion model, television personality and financial executive. Stolz was a correspondent for MTV News and served as video jockey and host for "The Freshmen," a series on mtvU. Stolz first came to fame as a contestant on Cycle 5 of "America's Next Top Model," where she finished fifth place. She is currently a vice president at Citigroup in equity-derivative sales.

In 2014, Stolz's first non-fiction book "Unfriending My Ex: And Other Things I'll Never Do" will be published by Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

Stolz grew up wealthy on the Upper East Side of New York City and attended The Brearley School in Manhattan. Her father worked as a stockbroker at Goldman Sachs and her mother was a former supermodel who modeled for Givenchy and Ralph Lauren. In 2005, she earned a bachelor's degree in government and intergovernmental politics from Wesleyan University; she wrote her undergraduate thesis about U.S. foreign policy. After graduating from Wesleyan, Stolz briefly worked in a law firm.

In fall 2005, Stolz was a contestant on Cycle 5 of "America's Next Top Model." She is an out lesbian. Stolz was eventually the ninth contestant eliminated, making it to the final five.

Stolz has an active presence with MTV: she is a video jockey for "The Freshman" on mtvU and is also an MTV News correspondent. In 2008, she reported extensively on the 2008 Iowa Caucus and interviewed presidential candidates John Edwards and Mike Huckabee. Stolz also pursued a career in fashion modeling; soon after she appeared on "America's Next Top Model," Stolz was signed with Elite Model Management in New York City and is now signed to Ford Models in New York. Stolz also had a small role on an episode of the UPN series, "Veronica Mars," as part of a challenge win for "America's Next Top Model." She has also been featured as one of CoverGirl's Top Models in Action.

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