Birth Place: Munich, Germany
Height: 5' 11"
"Standing before a camera isn't intimidating. It's more comfortable for me. I enjoy it now. I'm more aware of what to do."
* Mother Agency
Julia Stegner was born on November 2, 1984, in Munich, Germany, the daughter of an accountant and the Central European sales manager for a large American company. She was raised alongside her older sister (who would go on to work in film production) in a household filled with dogs -- the Julia family being comprised of animal lovers. Stegner became immersed in her profession from a young age: She was a child model for seven years, working on children's catalogs and commercials, and was trained in dance for nine years.
In high school Stegner discovered a love for playing basketball, one that would eventually lead her to join a club team in Munich. She was a natural fit for the game, and her high school peers referred to her as "bean bar" because of her 5' 11" height. She even met her policeman boyfriend, Konstantin, while playing her favorite sport.
Stegner was preparing to study accounting when she left high school, but a fortuitous event changed her career path. At 15, while celebrating Oktoberfest in her home town of Munich, she was discovered by a talent scout who immediately recognized her potential for modeling greatness.
In 2002, once she graduated from high school, Stegner moved to Paris to pursue modeling. In Paris she made her first major cover appearance in Elle magazine. She was signed by Supreme Management and within four months she was opening the 2002 Yves Saint Laurent show. In 2003, she did Strenesse and Sportmax campaigns, among others.
By 2004, Stegner had built an impressive resume and was in high demand. By the summer of that year, she had done work for Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, and Club Monaco.
Stegner also modeled for the 2005 Pirelli calendar, where she appeared half-nude to the delight of men everywhere. Expect to see more of Stegner in the months and years to come -- there's no hiding this beauty.
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