Carol Alt was born December 1, 1960 in Flushing, Queens, New York. She started modeling at around the age of 18, with her first big break being featured on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar.
In 1982 she catapulted into the world of celebrity when featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
She has been featured in campaigns for Cover Girl, Noxcema, Hanes, General Motors, Diet Pepsi, and many other mainstream brands.
Carol Alt appeared on the cover of more than 500 magazine covers, including all of the major fashion magazines, and was one of the top models of the 1980’s.
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Carol Alt Quotes:
“There was really no friendship in modeling, though a certain amount of warmth comes from running into models you know on shoots, because you end up in so many unfamiliar places, from Alaska to Africa.”
“It’s not about failure; it’s about trying something and risking something for attaining your goal.”
“Because I was the first super-elite, the press caught on and started calling me a supermodel. So in that sense, I guess I’m the first. But, in my opinion, there were girls that could have been called supermodels before that, if the term was in existence.”
“I didn’t think there was life after modelling, believe me. It’s a hit to the ego when you are not the diva on the set any more. But I think what keeps me going are challenges. I love when people tell me I can’t do something.”
“It doesn’t matter what age you are. You can look sexy and feel great, and that doesn’t have to be a gift only for the young. It can be a gift for any age, even the old, whatever that is nowadays.”
Cover Girl, Noxcema, Hanes, General Motors, Diet Pepsi.