Chelsey Hersley is a model who does fashion shows all over the country and appears in magazines that cycle throughout the world. Much of her worldly notoriety started after she graduated high school and moved to New York. Chelsey’s name truly began to be well known in the Boise area due to her appearance on America’s Next Top Model, a reality TV competition that is aired world-wide, and finished as second place.

She was born July 9, 1987 in Idaho Falls, ID. Shortly after her birth she and her family moved to Missoula, Montana, and again shortly after that to Billings, Mt. After elementary school the family moved to Boise, Idaho, where Chelsey would spend the next seven years of her life until graduating high school. Chelsey’s modeling career began at the age of thirteen while she attended Lewis and Clark Middle School. She always wanted to be a model at a very young age and at thirteen her dream was coming true. While attending Centennial High School her modeling career was sporadic. She graduated high school a semester early, right after which, she moved to New York to pursue her dream full time.

She was signed with Elite Model Management which let her work with many different companies such as, Guess Jeans, Teen Vogue, and Badgely Mischka. After six months the New York lifestyle became exhausting and she moved back to Boise. While living in Boise she auditioned for cycle 15 of the reality TV competition, America’s Next Top Model, and was accepted. She was the quiet girl on the show, week after week she was never voted off. She made it all the way until the end where she came in second place.

Since the show Chelsey has traveled across the World for publicity events and modeling jobs. She will keep on modeling until the industry says otherwise. She now resides in Chalice, ID with her fiancé.


Atkins, Amy. "Chelsey Hersley: Boise Model Hopes to Be the Next Big Thing." Boise Weekly, September 15, 2010. Accessed 11/18/2011. < hersley/Content?oid=1780045>

Hersley, Chelsey. Email interview, 11/15/2011.