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Ambrose Olsen
Born November 27, 1985(1985-11-27)
Homer, Alaska, United States
Died April 22, 2010 (aged 24)
New York City, New York, United States
Occupation Fashion model, supermodel

Ambrose Olsen (November 27, 1985 – April 22, 2010) was an American fashion model.



Ambrose Olsen (sometimes also written as Olson) was born in Homer, Alaska. Prior to modeling, he studied to be a carpenter. He also practiced surfing, boxing and hockey as sports and planned to volunteer for the US Navy.[1] He moved to New York City in 2002 and began modeling.[2] Ambrose Olsen appeared in many print ads and a few runway shows and a few fashion videos. At time of death he was represented by Click Management.[3]

Olsen was best known for his 2007 Armani Exchange ads.[4] He also worked for numerous other brands such as TNT,[5] Hugo Boss, D&G, Nautica, Yves Saint Laurent (YSL), Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Giorgio Armani Extreme Attitude[6] and others.[7] He also did the catwalk on shows by Alexandre Herchcovitch, Kim Jones and others.

Major advertising campaigns

  • 2003: Hugo Boss ad campaign with Raquel Zimmermann
  • 2005: D&G on request of Steven Klein
  • 2006: Nautica print ads
  • 2006: Dior Homme skin care
  • 2007: Armani Exchange
  • 2009: Extreme Attitude fragrance by Giorgio Armani (contract)

Major magazine appearances

  • 2003: VMAN Magazine photographed and videotaped by Hedi Slimane[8]
  • January 2005: On cover of Têtu[9]
  • Sept 2005: On cover of Wonderland with Solange Wilvert and Sessilee Lopez
  • Spring-Summer 2007: Numéro Homme photographed by Camilla Akrans
  • May 2007: Out editorial photographed by François Rousseau
  • Fall 2007: GQ Style photographed by Aldo Rossi
  • Fall 2007: VMAN magazine photographed by Hedi Slimane
  • Spring 2008: VMAN Magazine feature
  • Spring 2008: Very Elle with Leelee Sobieski photographed by Doug Inglish


Olsen died on April 22, 2010 at the age of 24 in New York City. According to police reports, it was a suicide by hanging.[10][11]


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