Out Former Contestant on 'America's Next Top Model' Kim Stolz Lands VP Position at Citigroup
Kim Stolz, best known as one of the first openly lesbian contestant on America’s Next Top Model, apparently has the chops to lead in both fashion and finance.
Citigroup has hired the former contestant and MTV host as its new vice president of equity-derivative sales, according to the Daily Mail.
For all you non-finance types, equity derivatives are contracts that are partly based on underlying equity securities (yes, we used the same words in the definition), which are assets that represent financial value that you can trade.
Stolz is here to help turn things around for the American bank, which has been struggling recently, losing 40 percent in revenue in the last year.
The 29-year-old has worked in the field before, starting at global equity trading firm BTIG in 2010 and interning at Goldman Sachs in 2004.
In the interim, she took a whirl in the entertainment world, placing fifth on ANTM in 2005, co-founding lesbian blog OutNYLez and working as an MTV anchor for four years. A few more things to add to the resume: She’s blogged for the Huffington Post; worked for Ford Models; modeled for American Eagle, Abercrombie & Fitch and Nordstrom; and she’s coming out with a book next year on why we’re all so obsessed with social media.
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