Katie Stoltzfus was born on the 21st September 1991 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania USA, and better known in the media as Kate Stoltz, is probably best recognized for being a reality television personality, who is one of the main cast in the reality TV series “Breaking Amish”, which airs on the TLC channel. She is also known as a fashion model and designer.
Kate Stoltz spent her childhood on a family farm in Lancaster, raised in an Amish family the middle of seven children by her father, who is a bishop, and her mother. Since an early age, Kate has been working on the farm and helping her parents. At the age of nine, she learned from her sister how to sew, and began making homemade clothes for herself and her whole family.
Regarding her education, in 2012 Kate moved to New York City to pursue a career in the fashion industry, but as she needed knowledge and experience for that, she enrolled in the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2015. While there, she was an honor student as well as a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She graduated with an Associates Degree in Fashion Design.
To talk about her career, Kate was soon signed by Major Model Management NYC, a modeling agency, and began working as a model, and has since been involved with such brands as Bella, Gypsy Sisters, Spiegal and Union Bay. In July of 2013, she appeared in the magazine Maxim, and also several international fashion magazines, and has participated in various shows on the catwalk, adding a considerable amount to her net worth.
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Reality TV Star and “Breaking Amish”
However, Kate’s life also went off an a tangent in September of 2012, when she was chosen to be one of the cast of the reality TV series entitled “Breaking Amish”, which airs on the TLC channel, as she hails from an Amish family. The Amish represent a group of traditionalist Christian church community, which has a unique lifestyle, including living without certain modern technologies, and wearing clothes of traditional modest design.
The show follows five young people who moved to New York City i to experience a different life, and to decide whether to stay there or to return to their communities. Kate was also in the cast of spin-off shows – “Breaking Amish: Brave New World” and “Breaking Amish: Return To Amish” – both of which increased not only her popularity, but also her net worth.
Fashion Designer Career
Kate worked initially as an emerging designer in New York City, winning the 2014 Demiurge Award for her work. In the following year, she expanded her career by opening her own design studio in Manhattan, and used her sewing skills and her education to launch her own fashion line, called Kate Stoltz NYC. At that time, she had the opportunity to collaborate with Cynthia Rowley, who is one of the most famous fashion designers in the world, and also to work as an intern in her design studio. Beside that, she also launched a clothing line for dogs.
Most recently, she presented her clothing line at New York Fashion Week, increasing further her exposure and so her wealth.
Spoke with @cheddar about my first fashion week as a designer. Watch the clip and tell me what you think about the interview ?https://t.co/kpYL6mlJjF pic.twitter.com/Qj3VDWYU16
Her career in the entertainment industry started in 2012 and since then, she has been known primarily as a reality TV star, but has also achieved popularity through her involvement in the fashion and modeling industries. So, if you ever wondered how rich Kate Stoltz is, it has been estimated from authoritative sources that the total size of her net worth is over $350,000, accumulated through her successful career.
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Kate is also known for being a very charitable personality, who collaborates with various organizations. She works as the spokesperson for Developing Faces, a non-profit organization which helps babies and older children with facial abnormalities, and provides them high quality surgical care, as well as for the 501c3 charity, and has been serving on the Board of Directors since 2015. Furthermore, Kate also volunteers at Food Bank as well as MCC, donating quilts and clothes to people who need them.
When it comes to speak about her personal life, Kate Stoltz has apparently left the Amish community. Although her father disapproves of that, she is always welcomed warmly by her family whenever she goes home. Regarding her love life, there are rumors that she is dating Dr. Robert Morin, a plastic surgeon who runs Developing Faces, but neither of them have confirmed a relationship.
Social Media Presence
In addition to her involvement not only in the entertainment industry, but also in the fashion industry, Kate is an active member across many of the most popular social media sites, including her official Instagram account, on which she has more than 36,000 followers, as well as her official Twitter account, on which she has more than 21,000 fans. Moreover, she also launched her own website.