Carolyn Murphy

Carolyn Murphy

Carolyn Murphy was born on August 11, 1973. Carolyn Murphy is an American model. Murphy was born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and grew up throughout Northwest Florida, spending most of her childhood in a trailer park there. At the age of 15, Carolyn Murphy was spotted by Mary Lou Nash, owner and operator of the modeling agency Mary Lou’s Models.

Nash saw Murphy’s potential and soon she was modeling in local ads and magazines throughout Florida and Alabama. After she graduated from Choctawhatchee Senior High School, Murphy moved to Milan to further her modeling career. Her career kicked into high-gear when she bleached her hair platinum blonde for a photo shoot, ruining her hair and causing it to fall out. Because of this she had to get a short hair cut which made her popular with many top photographers and soon she was in major magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue and was named VH1/Vogue’s “Model of the Year” at the 1998 Fashion Awards.