Ali Lohan: Model Finding Fame Without Riding Coattails Of Rehabbed Sister, Lindsay Lohan

Watching actress Lindsay Lohan’s fall from grace, with relentless media coverage of every rehab visit and court date, could scare anyone away from wanting to live their life in the spotlight — except Lohan’s sister, Aliana “Ali” Lohan.

The 19-year-old model and second-youngest spawn of stage mom Dina Lohan recently signed with the prestigious New York-based agency, Wilhelmina Models, and says she is ready to start a fashion career, all without the help of her famous sister.

“I would like to be known as my own person. I don’t need to ride on any coattails. I just want to make my mark myself,” Lohan told Women’s Wear Daily in the May edition of Model Call, showing off her quintessential model physique, measuring in at 5 feet, 9 inches tall.

Despite the stigma already attached to the Lohan name, the teen said she is working hard to break the stereotypes her family's infamous past has created in order to pursue her own career.

“I definitely have to prove myself — just showing up on time and doing everything that you’re supposed to do. … I want to make the most out of the world ‘fame,’” she said, claiming charity work is high on her priority list.

“I want to do good things with fame, or whatever it is,” said Lohan, citing plans to visit Chile to address a water issue she is particularly passionate about. “My grandfather worked with charities his whole life and we grew up living with him. He always told me about the other side of the world and everything that’s going on." 

Lohan hasn’t risen to the A-list status of her celebrity sister as of yet, but she has gained international attention from fashion bigwigs, recently booking a two-month gig in Asia, calling the experience mind-blowing. The teen stated that although she loves spending time with her frequently incarcerated big sister, the duo are not that close, and they had not spoken in two weeks at the time of the interview.

Ali Lohan first made headlines in 2011 after photos showcasing her altered appearance surfaced online; many speculated that she had undergone a facelift. A rep for the model told People no plastic surgery occurred, calling her look “natural,” and her change of appearance a “normal teenage growth spurt.”

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