Meet the new Lara Croft, gymnast Alison Carroll


Aye-chee-wah-wah. Here’s the new Lara Croft; former gymnast Alison Carroll of Croydon, a borough of London. I can’t stand Angelina Jolie – can’t stand her – so it brings me great joy to see that she can retire and I can finally like Tomb Raider again.

Granted, Miss Carroll won’t really be playing the role of Lara Croft in a movie anytime soon, but “she will appear at promotions and conferences in character, performing stunts such as back flips, and will play the part in TV commercials. Miss Carroll will even answer questions on chat shows as Lara, after taking a crash course in archaeology,” according to the Daily Mail.

More photos after the jump.



As a gymnast, Carroll has performed for Prince Charles (hold the jokes, please) and has coached younger gymnasts and “choreographed the routine for the junior team that won the British National Championships.” After winning the role of Lara Croft, Carroll quit her job as a receptionist to begin training for her new endeavor.

[via Kotaku]