Discovered at the age of 15 in her hometown in the Swedish countryside, Theres Alexandersson wasn’t into the idea of modeling right away. But she changed her mind when a persistent top modeling scout finally convinced the six foot stunner to sign with IMG. Now 19 years old — and free of high school biology classes — Alexandersson is reaping the rewards of a coveted spring 2011 Calvin Klein runway exclusive. Alexandersson also walked in the spring 2011 D&G, Jil Sander, Chloé, and Alexander McQueen shows in Milan and Paris. She’s featured in the current issues of Dazed & Confused, Harper’s Bazaar, and German Vogue. Also keep an eye out for the upcoming issue of V magazine, in which the Swedish beauty appears, shot by the industry’s hottest new photography duo Danielle Duella and Iango Henzi. Click ahead to read a Q&A with Alexandersson, and then visit her new model profile to see loads of on- and off-the-runway pics.
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