After Becoming A Viral Sensation Allison Stokke's Life Completely Changed
1. A viral storm
Cast your mind back to 2007, and Allison Stokke was merely doing her job as an American track and field athlete. But she wasn't your run-of-the-mill athlete. Stokke had broken several pole vaulting records at high school and also worked as a model.
Determined to go pro, Stokke competed on a daily basis and was making waves for her performances. However, a photographer at one competition would change her life forever.
Stokke was innocently waiting her turn to compete at a local competition when the event's photographer posted one of her photos online. Still only a high school senior, the image was soon picked up by a sports blog with a significant male audience. In just a few days, the picture was shared thousands of times, bringing it to the attention of various news outlets. In a matter of days, Allison Stokke had become a viral phenomenon.