Kimberly “Kim” Stolz was a contestant on Cycle 5 of ANTM.
Kim grew up in New York City and attended The Brearley School in Manhattan. In 2005, she earned a bachelor’s degree in government and international politics from Wesleyan University; she wrote her undergraduate thesis about U.S. foreign policy. After graduating from Wesleyan, Kim briefly worked in a law firm.
In fall 2005, Kim was a contestant on Cycle 5 of America’s Next Top Model. Kim, who was open about her sexuality on ANTM, was routinely criticized by some of the show’s judges for having a “masculine” appearance.
Kim is most memorable for kissing fellow contestant Sarah Rhoades in the limo. She also “made out” with Sarah while the two were in bed together while living in the Top Model house. In an interview with the website AfterEllen, Kim stated: “I think that a lot of people were very quick to merge my sexuality and gender, and that made them scrutinize my masculinity a whole lot more than they would otherwise.” Kim was eventually the ninth contestant eliminated, making it to the final five.
Kim currently 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.
Kim also pursued a career in fashion modeling; soon after she appeared on America’s Next Top Model, she was signed with Elite Model Management in New York City and is now signed to Ford Models in New York. She 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 recently been featured as one of CoverGirl’s Top Models in Action.
In addition to her publicity as a Top Model in Action, Kim was voted as one of the most memorable contestants by AOL Entertainment Canada. She has also been writing for the Huffington post.
Kim has since stopped modeling and is now a correspondent for MTV. She participates in celebrity modeling projects booked through Ford Models.
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