Olivia Palermo shows off her legs in a girly ensemble… after revealing she used to dress like a tomboy

Olivia Palermo shows off her legs in a girly ensemble… after revealing she used to dress like a tomboy

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09:19 GMT, 4 September 2012

Olivia Palermo

It may be hard to believe, but according to clothes horse Olivia Palermo, she was a tomboy at school and played on the ice hockey team.

The model, designer, stylist, editor, brand consultant, blogger, fashion advisor and front row favourite looked a far cry from the jock she professes she once was in New York City today.

The coltish socialite, who rose to fame on MTV show The City, looked decidedly girly in a pleated chiffon skirt and printed blouse today.

Ice queen: Leggy model Olivia Palermo could have been an ice hockey star

Ice queen: Leggy model Olivia Palermo could have been an ice hockey star

In an interview with the upcoming October issue of InStyle magazine, the 26-year-old, claims she did not initially plan to work in the clothing industry but did so
after an accident during a game of lacrosse caused her to re-evaluate
her career path.

She said: 'I was a tomboy. Very preppy, sporty. I played lacrosse, was
on the ice-hockey team, I rode every day. But after that injury … I
remember my coach saying, 'Everything happens for a reason, Olivia.'

'Things obviously do happen for a reason, ' she opined. 'That's when I moved to Paris.'

Fate: A lacrosse accident led the former jock down a different career path

Fate: A lacrosse accident led the former jock down a different career path

Ridiculous: Olivia looks back on her reality tv years with disdain

Ridiculous: Olivia looks back on her reality tv years with disdain

Ridiculous: Olivia looks back on her reality tv years with disdain

And the skinny fashionista has no regrets about the demise of the popular reality show which, reportedly earned her $12,000 an episode, either.

'I think from the beginning of my career… being in television… that was completely – it was just ridiculous,' she told the New York Post this week. 'It was not me at all.'

Nevertheless, Palermo continues to be camera ready: 'I get up every morning and I get dressed and I like
getting dressed. I like walking out of the house feeling fully pulled
together.'

'It doesn't matter if there's someone standing outside
my apartment or not,' she explained.' I couldn't care less. I like getting dressed for
me and not them.'