Born in 1990, Ali Michael grew up in Texas and began her career after winning a modelling competition at age fifteen. Signed to DNA the following year, she made her fashion week debut at the Autumn/Winter 2007 shows. Michael has since appeared in magazines including Vogue, W, Lula and Purple Fashion, as well as walking for designers such as Chanel, Dior and Yohji Yamamoto. In 2014 she starred in the relaunched Calvin Klein CK One campaign. Michael lives in New York.