Allison Stokke is a pole vaulter and fitness model from the USA. She had to face the negative attention of getting unwanted Internet-based fame for her looks at a young age. Though it had a negative effect on her, she didn’t give up doing what she loved and kept competing in different competitions.
Allison Stokke Bio; Age, Early Life
Allison Rebecca Stokke Fowler is an American athlete from Newport Beach, California. She was born on 22 March 1989. At the age of 17, her images were widely circulated on the Internet without her consent. This had a major impact on her as she became famous for her physical appearance rather than her accomplishments in pole vaulting. This was quite frustrating for her as the incident trivialized her achievements as a sportsperson.
Though the incident was unwanted and unpleasant for her, she worked hard to put it behind her, She kept her focus on pole vaulting and continue with her education. In fact, she received all-academic honors for excelling in both athletics as well as academics.
Allison Stokke Career Details
While studying at Newport Harbor High School, she started to take part in pole vaulting events. In 2004, she won the U.S. title. She broke the record as an American high school freshman and later as a high school sophomore.
When she was only 17 years old, she was attending an event in New York where someone took her photo. That photo shot her to unwanted fame as she became well-known for her looks. Her fame spread not only in the USA, but also in Germany, England, and Australia. This had a major impact on her. Instead of being known for achievements in pole vaulting, several websites commented about her by solely focusing on her physical appearance. CBS used her example of how women are unfairly treated on the Internet.
Later, she went to the University of California, Berkeley on a full sports scholarship. Here, she was a part of California Golden Bears. As a freshman athlete here, she broke the record for both indoor and outdoor vault. She continued to compete in national level competitions till 2017. Though she had attempted to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics, she failed to make the height cut during the Olympic Trials for the USA team.
She also modeled for major sports brands, Nike, Athleta, and Uniqlo. She did a series of videos with GoPro where a camera was attached to her pole to advertise their action camera equipment. This enables viewers to see her skills in pole vaulting in greater detail.
Allison Stokke Net Worth
As of May 2020, she has a net worth of $ 800,000 which she got from pole vaulting and modeling.
Allison Stokke Dating History
She began dating Rickie Fowler, a US professional golfer, in 2017. He has been playing professionally since 2009 and plays on the PGA Tour. As an amateur, he was ranked world number 1 in 2007-2008 for 36 weeks. Professionally, he has 9 wins to his name, out of which 5 have been PGA tour wins, 2 European Tour wins, 1 OneAsia Tour win, and 1 Hero World Challenge win. He has also been a part of the US national team, both as an amateur and as a professional.
Allison Stokke Boyfriend
There is no information about any boyfriends during her school or college days. Her only known boyfriend is the golfer, Rickie Fowler. She got engaged to him in June 2018. They are known to post cute photos together on social media.
Allison Stokke Husband
She married her fiancee, Rickie Fowler in October 2019. Like her, he is also famous for a picture. In the picture, taken after the 2016 Ryder Cup win, all players, except the then single Rickie Fowler, were seen with their partners, celebrating the win. The picture became viral as he was seen shrugging his shoulders being the only single person in the team
Allison Stokke Parents
Her parents are Allan and Cindy Stokke. Her father is a lawyer. She has a brother, David Stokke, who was a national level youth gymnast. She had tried her hand at gymnastics but gave it up after she found pole vaulting to be more to her interest.
Allison Stokke Kids
She has no children at present.
Allison Stokke Body Measurements
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)