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Whitney Port

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Whitney Eve Port was born March 4, 1985 in Los Angeles, CA, to Jeffery and Vicki Lyn Port.  She is the third of five brothers and sisters.  One sister, Jade, has appeared on theHills with Whitney as a fashion model.  Jeffrey Port owns a fashion company called Swarm.

Whitney attended elementary school at Warner Avenue Elementary.  She then went to middle school and high school at Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences in Santa Monica, CA.  She was classmates with actor John Ritter’s son. Whitney graduated from high school and attended the University of Southern California for college, graduating with a degree in Gender Studies.  At USC she roomed with Christian Schuller who attended Laguna Beach high school with Lauren Conrad and Lo Bosworth and appeared on the series Laguna Beach.

Whitney began in the fashion industry with an internship at Who What Wear Daily magazine.  Then, she interned for Teen Vogue. She received a call from the magazine asking if she would appear in a reality show, theHills, and she did.  She became friends with the show’s star, Lauren Conrad, and became known for dispensing advice.  Whitney vowed to only film her work life.  One reason was because her long-term boyfriend refused to appear on the show.

At Teen Vogue, Whitney competed for the position of Fashion Contributor with a New York intern named Emily Weiss, or “superintern” as she was affectionately named on the show.  Whitney won the job.

In 2007 Whitney scored an opportunity to work for Kelly Cutrone, owner of fashion PR firm People’s Revolution.  Whitney took the job and invited Lauren to help out there for fashion week.  Lauren eventually landed a full time position at the job.

Whitney, with the advice of mentor and boss Kelly Cutrone, went to New York to apply for a position with Diane von Furstenberg since she had yet to work for a fashion designer.  Whitney won the job, moved to New York, and was awarded a spin-off titled theCity by MTV.  It was revealed that Whitney does not work full-time at DvF (or any former jobs while on TV), but has a selective schedule.

In April 2009, it was announced that Whitney left her job at DvF to return to work at People’s Revolution.

Whitney has experience in front of the camera working as model early on in season one of theHills.  She was thrust onto a DKNY runway when a model did not show up.  Later, in episode eleven of season one, Vogue editor Andre Leon Talley said Whitney was born to be a model.  “Look at those legs”, he said.  He put Whitney in a live show on Good Morning America where she modeled Hillary Swank’s 2005 Academy Award dress.  Whitney fell down the stairs, but managed to compose herself afterward, and was praised for her recovery.

In March 2008, Whitney began her own clothing line of cocktail dresses and party wear called Whitney Eve.  Whitney also appeared on an episode of HBO’s Entourage, as herself, and will be appearing on Global Radio’s Music Network and Bauer Radio.

As for her personal life, Whitney has admitted to casually kissing Brody Jenner before Lauren Conrad dated him, dated Jay Lyon of Tamarama publicly on theHills and theCity, and had an encounter with actor Robert Buckley (March 2009).

Sources: Hills2City, Wikipedia.  Photo: MTV

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