Kate Stoltz Biography
Kate Stoltz (Kate Stoltzfus) is an American model, designer, humanitarian and television personality born on September 21, 1991 in Myerstown, Pennsylvania. She is a Women’s Wear Fashion Designer, founder and owner of “Kate Stoltz” clothing line and the CEO of Developing Faces.
She became popularly known after starring in the reality show ‘Breaking Amish’ and later on the follow up shows Breaking Amish: Brave New World and Return to Amish on TLC.
Kate Stoltz Age
Kate was born on September 21, 1991. She is currently 27 years.
Kate Stoltz Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $300,000.
Kate Stoltz Family
Kate was born to an Amish family as a middle child in a family of seven. Her family owned a 100-acre (40 ha) where she spent he early days working, she also sew clothes for herself and her family.
After she left Pennsylvania to join ‘Breaking Amish’ her family did not approve of it but during an interview with In Touch she said now the she is at a good place with the family.
“My family and I have become — we’re on much better terms now, I really enjoy going home and seeing them. They’re always very welcoming to me, so I’m definitely thankful for their support.”
Kate Stoltz Boyfriend
Kate keeps her love life private but it is rumored to be dating Dr. Robert Morin, the surgeon who performed her nose job. Dr Morin also is also the founder of Developing Faces, a non profit organisation that specializes in high quality surgical care to children and babies with facial abnormalities living in developing countries around the world. Kate is became the CEO of the organisation in 2018.
Kate Stoltz Model
Kate was signed by one of NYC’s modelling agency, Major Model Management NYC.She appeared on television broadcasts, worked in show rooms and walked in New York City runway shows, including Mercedes Benz shows. In July 2013 she posed for Maxim Magazine.
Kate Stoltz Maxim
Kate made her print debut in the 2013 July/August issue of Maxim.
Kate Stoltz Breaking Amish
In 2012 Kate became a star in the reality TV Show ‘Breaking Amish’ which premiered on 9th September 2012 on TLC. The series revolved around five young Anabaptist adults (four Amish and one Mennonite) who move to New York City in order to experience a different life and decide whether to return to their communities or remain outside their communities and face potential ostracism by their family and friends. In 2017 Kate left the show to persue her career as a fashion designer.
While doing an interview with In Touch magazine Kate Stoltz was asked if ‘Return to Amish’ was edited and if she would ever return to the show and she said
“I really can’t [say]. I’m sorry…For now, I just really want to focus on design and continue studying architecture, the history of fashion, and art. I really get inspired by just visiting art galleries and learning about different cultures, studying fashion — I feel like I have so much to learn and there are so many things I want to do in this world. It’s very labor-intensive. I spend a lot of time on some pieces, so I really just want to focus on this for now.”
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Kate also revealed that she is not in touch with her former co-stars.
Kate Stoltz Fashion Designer
In 2015 Kate was accepted into the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City as a fashion design major student. During an interview with In Touch she said:
“When I went to FIT, I was going to classes full-time and there’s no way I could do classes and go to castings, so I decided to just focus on this because I feel like this is my future. I think fashion just gradually kind of crept into my life”.
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“I’ve always been a very creative person, like I was very fascinated with sketching and colors and just working. I sewed my own clothing as as child, starting at nine years old, and I was always very interested in creative things. I moved to NYC and I was signed with Major Model Management, and there I was able to work with designers that had these incredible pieces and I was very inspired by the different aesthetics and just seeing the beautiful creations that they had.”
When asked if her Amish roots affect her place in the fashion world she said, “I’m not concerned about not having the artistic knowledge and the ability to design. I think what concerns me more is having people think of my background as a drawback, when in reality, I have been living outside of that for a long time now. It’s not like I’m necessarily defined by that, my background… I’m very passionate about my work and I spend a lot of time developing new techniques and perfecting my craft, so I just want that to be the focus.”
Prior to her joining college to study fashion design she had learnt how to sew from her older sister at the age nine years. After moved to New York City that’s when she became inspired to join the fashion school.
Kate Stoltz Cynthia Rowley
While at FIT Kate had the opportunity to work with Cynthia Rowley, an international fashion designer. She worked as an intern at Cynthia Rowley’s design studio in New York City where she helped create patterns, cut and sew couture garments for their upcoming fashion show.
Kate Stoltz Clothing Line
In 2015 Kate began her own clothing line “Kate Stoltz” which focuses on women’s wear and also has a dog clothing line. She won the 2014 Demiurge Award for her work and art as an emerging designer in New York City.
Kate Stoltz Plastic Surgeon/ Kate Stoltz Hospital
In 2018 Kate Stoltz became the CEO of Developing Faces, a non profit organisation that specializes in high quality surgical care to children and babies with facial abnormalities living in developing countries around the world.
The organisation was founded in 2014 by Robert Morin MD and Susan Kim. With the mission of greatly improving the kind of care given on international surgical. Kate got involved with the organisation after meeting the then CEO, Susan Kim. In 2014 she agreed to be the organisation spokesperson and in 2015 she joined the e Board of Directors and got more involved with fundraising, planning missions and other duties.
Kate Stoltz Nose Job
During her time on TLC reality show ‘Breaking Amish’ Kate Stoltz revealed, in 2015, that she was getting a nose job to fix the nose as it was broken when she was young but didn’t have the opportunity to collect it.
“I’ve decided to fix something that’s been bothering me for years and get reconstructive surgery, I had my nose broken when I was a really young girl and it was always something that I wanted to get done, I just didn’t have the opportunity to do it… The Amish never get surgery unless it’s something that is vital to their health.I’ve seen so many bad rhinoplasties and bad plastic surgery, and the last thing I want is to mess up my face.I’ve never had surgery before so I just hope that the surgery goes well.” she said on Breaking Amish.
After the nose job she took to twitter to let people know that she had done her nose tweeting:
“My nose was badly broken when I was 13, and I never had it repaired until last year. I’m so thankful that I was finally able to get it done!”
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Kate Stoltz Interview
What was the most difficult thing about your transition out of the Amish community?
Kate Stoltz: The cultural differences that I’ve experienced along the way. There are so many little things that I’m not used to. Whether it’s the way people communicate, the way that relationships work, or the expectations people have about each other. They are so different in so many ways. I’ve experienced so many cultural differences, especially in the relationships that I’ve made. Everything that I was used to is considered not that normal.
What is the most important lesson or skill that you learned from growing up in an Amish community?
Kate Stoltz: One important thing is to work hard and to take responsibility for yourself. My parents were always good at budgeting so it helps me now as I have to pay for my rent and college tuition. From them, I’ve learned to work hard and continue to do what I’m planning to do.
What is the hardest thing about being in front of cameras all the time for ‘Return to Amish’?
Kate Stoltz: One of the hardest things about being in front of the cameras is that I never know how things are going to be edited. It definitely keeps me on my toes. I never know if my joke will be cut off in the middle of a sentence. Every single word that I say is recorded and on film and it can always be used out of context.
What has moving to New York taught you about making your own future?
Kate Stoltz: Moving to New York City has taught me that everyone is in charge of their own destiny. There is a diverse culture of people from all over the world who are all working towards their dreams. It’s not about where they started but where they are now. It makes me believe that everyone can get to where they want to go and it’s really inspiring.
Was it always your dream to be a fashion designer?
Kate Stoltz: I always knew that I wanted to be a model but I never knew how excited and interested I was in design until I moved to NYC. Getting the opportunity to work with reputable designers in Manhattan and working with all the amazing prints and fabrics is so inspiring. The designers have opened me up to a whole new world and everything they do is honestly a piece of art. It’s working with such great people that has made me decide to design for the rest of my career.
How do you keep yourself motivated towards chasing your dreams?
Kate Stoltz: I keep myself motivated by making commitments that force me to keep going towards my goal. I like to plan a year in advance, take classes I’m excited about and make promises to people that I don’t want to let down. I make commitments like this to keep me on track and then I find the time and figure out how I’m going to do it. I talk to my friends a lot and they always have my best interest in mind. They help keep me on track by being excited for the things I’m involved in. That helps a lot.
As a model, do you have any tips or tricks to make you feel more confident before your shoots?
Kate Stoltz: Singing helps relax the nerves even if you’re not a good singer. Singing a song that makes you feel happy clears your head and helps put me in a good mood to go into the shoot.
What advice do you have for girls wanting to pursue their dreams?
Kate Stoltz: Give it everything you have. If you give it everything you have then you’re less likely to give up when you’re halfway there. The bigger the goal, the more effort you’ll have to put into it but the bigger the benefits are. Put all your time and effort into it and don’t be afraid to invest in your future.
And don’t sell out. Whether it’s your friends, your time, your body, your money or your family. Those are all very valuable things that are yours and aren’t worth giving up for anything. If you can protect those valuable assets and go after your dreams, then get started! I’m a college student and I know how hard it is to keep your commitments and do the right thing but it will be worth it in the end.
As a college student and celebrity, how did you build such a strong support system?
Kate Stoltz: You can’t build a support system in a very short period of time. It takes a long time to build a community of friends and people that you trust. Those relationships are built over years. I’m still building my support system and trying to build a community of people. I’ve learned to not take everything at face value and be a little guarded around people but still expect the best from them.
If you’re going to college, you have an opportunity that not everyone has. I’m going back to college after my parents took me out of school when I was 15. I just got admitted into college this past year. It’s such a big opportunity and people don’t realize how important this it can be. You’re already making steps towards your goal.
What is the most challenging part about being a full-time student, model and emerging designer?
Kate Stoltz: The most challenging part is trying to juggle my schedule and making time for the people that I care about. Sometimes it’s difficult to make time for any social life whatsoever. I am always preparing, running to a shoot or working.
As a spokesperson for Developing Faces, a mission focused on providing high quality surgical care to babies and children with facial abnormalities in developing countries around the world, my duties are to manage, organize events and do all of the small details for the charity.
So if I’m not doing something for school, I’m doing something for the charity. It’s a never-ending cycle.
Source: Huffington Post