This Viral Photo Ruined Her Life

This Viral Photo Ruined Her Life

February 26, 2019 By alberto

    When Allison Stokke was a senior in high school, it seemed like the world was at her feet. She was the best high school pole vaulter in the country, and she had many more years to rack up athletic achievements. But one fateful photo derailed all of that — and turned her life upside down.

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    Allison was born in Newport Beach, California to parents Allan and Cindy Stokke. Sport ran in her family — her older brother David was a national-level youth gymnast. Naturally, young Allison also showed athletic prowess. She dabbled in gymnastics before taking up track and field as she entered high school. It was the beginning of a glorious era for her.