Sports personalities frequently appear in the news. However, while this is typically due to their athletic accomplishments (or their questionable extra-curricular activities), it seldom has anything to do with appearance. That all changed, however, when a photo of Allison Stokke went viral in 2007. She became an internet phenomenon for all the wrong reasons and caught the attention of the world. How has this athlete’s life been influenced by that one photo, which captured the world’s attention for all the wrong reasons?
The center of attention
Allison Stokke was once just a desperate athlete seeking to break through in the world of sports. She was still a high school student in 2007, but a photograph altered everything.
A photograph of Stokke was taken during her participation in the “Rifle-A” event, and it quickly became a viral sensation. Thousands of individuals started sharing the photo, and it soon caught the attention of news organizations. Suddenly, everyone wanted to know who she was.