Biography[edit | edit source]
Early Life[edit | edit source]
Tipton was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She started ice skating when she was 2 and a half. When she was 8, her family relocated to Sacramento, California, where she went to school in Placerville, California.
She competed in four U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. Tipton and her pair partner, Phillip Cooke, twice became regional champions, and competed twice at the U.S. Junior Figure Skating Championships on the Juvenile level. She retired from competitive skating at 16, but continued to skate in charity ice shows. She attended Marymount College, Palos Verdes.
Career[edit | edit source]
Prior to America's Next Top Model, Tipton was signed to I Model & Talent in Los Angeles and walked in Los Angeles Fashion Week Fall 2008 for designer, Kelly Nishimoto for her Fall 2008 collection, Imasu.
Tipton came 3rd in Cycle 11 of America's Next Top Model in 2008. She signed with Ford Models in Los Angeles and Abrams Artists Agency, in both the commercial and theatrical divisions. She appeared on Spain's Marie Claire, Seventeen magazine's December 2008 – January 2009 edition, a several page spread in Maxim and Vogue. She was also featured in ads for Forever 21 and Guess. In 2010, she modeled Geren Ford's pre-fall 2010 collection. Her other runway credits include Mercedes-Benz Fall Fashion Show, Ticket Fashion Show, Nick Verreos Line, and America's Next Top Model obsessed fashion show.
Tipton has appeared as a guest star on television, including CBS’ The Big Bang Theory in 2008 and again in 2015 in a different role, HBO’s Hung and ABC’s short-lived comedy Manhattan Love Story.
She has also appeared in movies, including her film debut The Green Hornet, Crazy, Stupid, Love, Warm Bodies, Lucy, and Two Night Stand, her first leading role.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- She was almost a victim of human trafficking when someone, posing as a modeling agent, offered her an opportunity to meet some men for employment but instead found herself on a dinner date with a Saudi prince who later paid a sum of money for her to be his wife.
- Has a tattoo of lyrics from the song "Plainsong" by rock band The Cure on the back of her right shoulder.
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External Links[edit | edit source]
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