Profile: Whitney Port

Whitney Eve Port was born March 4, 1985 in Los Angeles, California. She  is an American television personality, clothing designer, model and occasional actress. Port has made cameo appearances as herself in episodes of Entourage and Family Guy and according to Whitney’s twitter account, she will be playing the lead role in LA Candy, based on Lauren Conrad’s book.

Whitney Port

Whitney Port

She is most notably recognized these days for her role in the reality show,  ‘The City’ (NYC) which is a spin off of ‘The Hills’ (L.A.).  The series centers around Port as she moves to New York  from Los Angeles to work for fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg along with NY socialite, Olivia Palermo.

In the second half of season one, newly single Port goes back to working for Kelly Cutrone at  People’s Revolution, while her frenemy/former co-worker, Olivia Palermo, goes to work at ELLE Magazine. Also during season one,  Whitney’s old school-friend and new co-worker, Roxy Olin moves into her apartment in the West Village and soon becomes a lead character in the show. During this time, Whitney is focused on her ambition to become a designer with her first line Whitney Eve while continuing to work for Kelly Cutrone’s People’s Revolution.  Whitney also has experience in the publications side of fashion as a former fashion contributor for Teen Vogue and as an intern for the Women’s Wear Daily magazine (two summers) and W magazine (three summers).

Port worked as a model on the Good Morning America segment with André Leon Talley (the editor-at-large of Vogue magazine). When modeling Hilary Swank’s dress from the 2005 Academy Awards, Port tripped during the live televised segment, but composed herself after the slip. Lisa Love, a Teen Vogue editor and Port’s supervisor, praised her for handling the incident with class and grace under fire. She has also been featured in magazine covers like Teen Vogue, Rolling Stone, Seventeen and Cosmopolitan.

Whitney Port

Whitney Port

Whitney Port and Lauren Conrad

Whitney Port and Lauren Conrad

In March 2008, Port debuted her clothing line of cocktail and partywear called Whitney Eve. The clothing line was in the New York Fashion Week in September 2009, in the Spring/Summer 2010 season.

On The City, Port dated Australian musician, Jay Lyon, who had previously dated Victoria’s Secret Angel, Miranda Kerr.

As of May 2010, Port is dating fellow MTV star Ben Nemtin from The Buried Life.

Whitney Port and Ben Nemtin

Whitney Port and Ben Nemtin

Lisa Love, a Teen Vogue editor

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