Lisa Leslie's Firsts

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Ripping the Runway 

After a record breaking collegiate career and gold medal-winning Olympic run, Leslie took advantage of her growing notoriety by delving into modeling. She signed her first modeling contract with Wilhemina Models in 1996. Her modeling career saw the 6-foot-5 beauty grace runways and the pages of top fashion magazines including Vogue and Glamour.  

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