Her Professional Career Almost Ended When This Pic Appeared On Internet

The internet can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it can help people achieve fame and promote the things they care about. On the other hand, people can use it to stalk and intimidate someone without her consent. That’s what happened to Allison Stokke, an aspiring pole vaulter whose life was turned upside down by a viral photo while she was still a teenager.

14. Just A Freshman


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Allison Stokke was just a high school athlete when she unwittingly became a internet sensation. It all started in 2004 when she was just a freshman. She was a pole vaulter and she was quite good. Allison dominated the high school pole vault competitions in her area. She wanted to keep her grades up with the hope of one day getting a college scholarship. The internet had other plans for Allison.

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