She Was #1 Pole Vaulter then 1 Photo Changed That

We all want people to recognize us for our hard work, drive, and talent. But what happens when you get famous for something completely out of your control? Because that’s what happened to Allison Stokke when she was only 17. And you won’t believe what she had to go through to get her life back together.

Growing Up Competitive

Allison Stokke was a California girl who grew up in an athletic household. Her older brother David was a National level competitive gymnast, and it was assumed that Allison would follow in his footsteps. She wouldn’t.