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Alumni Spotlight: Alumna creates platform ‘Kline to the Top’

Alumna Hillary Kline ‘06, who is now a model, won a model search in 2022 with the clothing company Torrid. There were 8,000 applicants and she was one of the 10 women picked out for this opportunity.
Kline originally wanted to be a doctor until her sophomore year in college and switched to journalism for which she received a degree from the University of Minnesota. After college she worked in Green Bay as a television producer. This transitioned her into a career of Public Relations, Marketing, and Social Media. The summer of 2023 she left the corporate in Green Bay to pursue her dreams of being a makeup artist, content creator, model, and a beauty expert on lifestyle TV shows throughout the country.
“My creative endeavors have always been with me – from beauty/makeup, to creating content and plus size modeling,” Kline said.
Kline is still deciding what she wants to do next in her future. She reminds herself that people change their careers all the time and she wants to find something that meets her passions.
She came up with the name Kline to the Top for her work when she was a news producer on television. The name idea came from her friend’s husband. Kline went out to dinner with her friend who is also a reporter and her friend’s husband. Kline was asking them for something inspiring that was different but had her name included; he came up with ‘Kline to the top.’
In high school Kline was very involved in extracurricular activities. Some things she was involved in were basketball, yearbook, and newspaper. Kline thinks of herself in high school as being a very outgoing person. She tried really hard to earn good grades and tried her hardest to encourage her peers to do the same.
“Looking back at my time in high school, I wish I would have been a little more gentle and kind to myself. I definitely put a lot of pressure on myself as a high schooler, and I wish I would have found a healthy balance when I was there,” Kline said. Kline’s advice to any high schooler is to be kind to others because people never know what another person is going through. As a model she also wants students to know that with social media people don’t need to compare themselves to others on the internet.
“Stay true to yourself and just be ‘you’ – you are good enough just as you are,” Kline said.

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