The 17-year-old was discovered by submitting herself to modeling agency IMG's #WLYG contest. "I practiced my walk in my dining room when nobody was home, so I could play my music as loud as I wanted!" Chalmers told Refinery29 of her self-taught training via YouTube.
NOW ANNOUNCING our newest #WLYG girl: Allyson Chalmers (@allysonchalmers)! Two weeks ago today, Allyson was a regular 17-year-old from Philadelphia, PA, and now she is one of the #IMGirls and making her runway debut for @CalvinKlein at #NYFW!! ✨Dreams do come true! ✨ Just tag #WLYG on your photos and you could be scouted and signed by @imgmodels next!
"Two weeks ago, I never really thought of modeling as something that I could do as a career," Chalmers told Refinery29. "It had always been a thought in the back of my mind, and finally I just decided, Why not?!"
She's now signed with IMG, and is currently in London going to castings. Considering that models like Karlie Kloss and Toni Garrn have made their NYFW debuts as Calvin Klein Collection exclusives (and IMG is one of the top agencies around), expect to see Chalmers crop up at a number of shows this season and beyond.
First, crib a couple moves from Kloss via this glorious compilation video (and get even more pointers from her here).