This weekend, thousands of men and women around the world cried because George Clooney was taken off the market… Again.
This weekend I found a new idol, his wife.
Amal Alamuddin is everything I aspire to be in life. She is beautiful, graceful, intelligent, multilingual, published, worldly, accomplished, poised, posh, and a certified badass.
Born in Beirut, Lebanon and raised in London during the Lebanese Civil War, Amal is the daughter of a retired professor father and an award-winning journalist & foreign editor mother. Obviously, badassery runs in the family. She attended St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, at which she did spectacularly, (of course.) In 2000, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence and then came to the states to attend New York University School of Law. She stayed in the United States to work until 2010, when she moved back to London. She is currently a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers.
In 2013, Amal was appointed to a bunch of UN commissions and in 2014 she was selected for the UN’s three-member commission which worked on the Israel-Gaza conflict. She was unable to take the position this year, but don’t hold that against her, being a badass is hard work.
At 36 years old, she has proven how amazing she is by showing her skills as an author, an activist, and a lawyer, specializing in international and criminal law as well as human right and extradition. Her clients have been ridiculously high-profile making her all the more impressive and she is fluent in Arabic, English and French. She is literally living my dream life.
She seems pretty low-key as a person, she deleted her twitter account a little while ago, I’m assuming due to the whole “marrying George” thing, and doesn’t seem very interested in Facebook, as a social medium.
I wish them all the happiness and love in the world. I hope they live a beautiful life together. And I hope we start to see more of her because it’ll be hard to model my life after someone I don’t have very much information about.