|Arianna Huffington & Mr. Will-W.|
Arianna Huffington née Arianna Stassinopoulos needs no introduction to those of you who follow widely-read website The Huffington Post, known most for its Liberal perspective on Politics. The website is so popular that many Celebrities have Guest Blogged on it including the likes of Jamie Lee Curtis, Ashley Judd, Paul Reiser and Mark Ruffalo. In addition to being a respected Commentator, Editor and Co-founder of that prolific website, Huffington was ranked as Forbes Magazine's twelfth Most Influencial Woman in Media in 2009. It is expected that this result will not be dissimilar when 2010's tally is published.
The gorgeous and poised Huffington arrived in Toronto Sunday night to promote her latest book Third World America: How Our Politicians Are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream. Among other appearances, she was slated to visit Global Television and CBC. Huffington's book critiques how Americans have destroyed their own ideal of the American Dream, yet also offers insights on how to correct these problems. She also was to serve as a Keynote Speaker at the Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards Summit & Gala on Monday night to be held at Allstream Centre. Surely she would have a lot to say about WikiLeaks' recent publishing of raw and confidential government documents in the tens of thousands. To bring yourself up to speed on that, click here.
I was fortunate enough to run into Huffington out and about. Remaining low-key, she travelled in a private vehicle versus the standard Escalade or Town Car, which many prominent types often travel in. Walking alongside her Publicist and busy checking E-mail on her Mobile Phone, I managed to gain her undivided attention. Kindly, she put her phone away and posed for a quick Snap, before thanking me for being so supportive. I love The Huffington Post and it's always a pleasure to meet a Celebrity who clearly is influencial, yet does not appear to be aware of their own iconic status. And that Arianna Huffington is.
Huffington is also v. active on Twitter. You can follow her updates here.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W.)