Model Stolz ’05 Lands New Job, Restaurant, Book Deal

Kim Stolz ’05

Kim Stolz ’05 (Photo by the Associated Press)

Former America’s Next Top Model contestant and MTV host Kim Stolz ’05 is no stranger to the world of finance. After receiving her bachelor of art in government with a concentration in international politics from Wesleyan, she worked in equity derivatives at BTIG. Now Stolz has a new gig: a vice president in the equity-derivative sales division at Citigroup.

In addition, Stolz is also opening a restaurant and bar in New York City, along with her co-owner Amanda Leigh Dunn. The Dalloway, named after Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs. Dalloway, is set to open later this month and will have a “lesbian-implied” theme.

While at Wesleyan, Stolz was awarded honors for her thesis, “The Impact of Exit Strategies of United States Intervention in the Post-Cold War Era.” Her first nonfiction book, Can’t Stop: Why We’re Obsessed with Social Media–And What to Do About It, is scheduled for release on February 26, 2013.

The book, which is currently available on pre-order through Amazon.com, examines the effects of the social media boom on interpersonal and professional communication and the way in which we process information.

“Her whole résumé screams that this is someone that your clients will want to know: Goldman Sachs internship, check,” Patricia Clark wrote in The New York Observer. “Forthcoming book on our collective social media obsession, check. MTV host? HuffPo blogger? SAT tutor? All of that.”

Read more about Stoltz in the Business Insider, The Huffington Post, and The Observer.

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