Breaking Amish season one is over with the airing of part two of the reunion. During which most of the cast admitted to things that were hidden during filming (everyone except Rebecca Byler and Abe Schmucker who are still lying about the paternity of the baby revealed in the finale).
The show was a commercial success. Earning TLC highs of 3.9 million viewers-per-episode, which makes it one of the channel’s most successful shows in years. It was not, however, a critical success because of the farcical production of this obviously contrived show. Some fans left happy with the experience, however; feeling that the show taught them some new things about the Amish. Others became detractors, who were unhappy with the staged nature of the show and the lies TLC and the cast were caught in each week.
One of the breakout stars of the show was Katie “Kate” Stoltzfus who tried to get into modelling in 2010 then used Breaking Amish to get back into the industry in New York City on TLC’s dime this summer. For all practical purposes, she was successful because she’s listed on the website for MGMT Models, a division Major Model, for which there are images from her portfolio below.
Stoltzfus seemed to have mixed feelings about her turn in the fashion industry during the reunion. Especially about living in New York again. However, a source tells Us Weekly Magazine that her real intention is to land her own reality show about being an aspiring model. The source claims she’s hired a team to make it happen and she’s willing to stop at nothing including (potentially) plastic surgery, or a less-dramatic makeover, taking Stoltzfus from Amish to English.
Here’s more from the story, including why Stoltzfus allegedly “hates” the other Breaking Amish cast mates.
Breaking Amish’s Kate Stoltzfus, the aspiring model who made waves on season one of the reality TV smash, is hoping to land her own spin-off series, a show insider tells Us Weekly exclusively.
“Kate hates her cast mates from Breaking Amish,” the source explains of costars Abe Schmucker, Rebecca Byler, Sabrina Burkholder (née High) and Jeremiah Raber. “She has no camaraderie with them, she can’t really relate anymore. She has big dreams and they aren’t in line with everyone else.”
As revealed on the Sunday Nov. 18 reunion episode, Stoltzfus has been hard at work putting her life back in order: Completing alcohol education classes and wrapping up her probation stemming from a Florida DUI arrest just before Breaking Amish filming began. “I’m trying to get everything in my past and move on,” she said at the reunion.
Indeed, says the source: “She is still currently waiting tables in Florida, but she moves to NYC [soon] and is SO excited about it!” The insider adds that Stolzfus’s team is advising her “not to participate in any more [seasons of] Breaking Amish” and land “a spin-off about her modeling career.” (TLC has no comment on this story; the network has yet to announce a second season of Breaking Amish or any plans for a spinoff.)
In the season one finale, the beauty did a shoot for a Spiegel catalog. “Her team has their fingers crossed on the spin-off,” the source says. Some proposed scenarios? “Visits to a plastic surgeon, more photo shoots, meeting with designers, a make-over,” explains the source, “the whole shebang!” – via Us Weekly Magazine.
Here are some images from her MGMT Models portfolio, where her incidentals are listed as follows (it includes measurements like her bra size but doesn’t seem to mention her weight which was a point of contention on the show): “KATIE STOLTZFUS: Height 173cm/5’8″; Bust 34″ B; Waist 61cm/24″; Hips 86 Cm/34″; Shoe 39 EU/8 US/6 UK; Hair, Brunette; Eyes, Blue.”
That’s 34, 24, 34 and about one inch too short in height for some runway or high fashion work. Also, she doesn’t use her neck in any of her photos. She looks very pretty in the heavily Photoshopped bikini photo though.
IMAGE CREDIT – MGMT MODELS