Alexandra Boos has had many accomplishments throughout the course of her life, advocating for women’s empowerment through fashion and entertainment. Her accomplishments are both in and behind the scenes; from becoming one of the highest billing models in the plus decision at Ford’s modeling agency, to working as a marketing and creative director of a top plus fashion magazine. She has modeled on The Today Show, CBS This Morning, The View, as well as spoken about the plus size industry on the Montel Williams Show, Ricki Lake Show, and Good Morning America. Boos has become a prominent figure in the plus size fashion industry; as her main goal is empowerment in women.
Alexandra Boos focused on fashion beginning in college. She graduated the University of Michigan in 1989 with a Bachelor’s in Arts and immediately began her work. The same year, she became a writer at Lioness Media. She also helped top designer lines, such as Liz Calbourne and Tommy Hilfiger, as a fashion consultant. She focused on advocating for female empowerment while modeling and acting. For 20 years (1989- 2010), Boos modeled in the plus division at Eileen and Jerry Ford’s modeling agency. She joined the Screen Actors Guild in 1999. Beginning in the 2000s, Boos focused more on campaigning and encouraging women. She becomes an alumni advisor for the Kappa Kappa Gamma, a women's fraternity in the University of Michigan. In 2010, Boos founded and was the first CEO of the Luminous Foundation, a non profit organization focusing on enabling women and youth in entertainment. She also was a founding member of the All 4 One Alliance. Both organizations help women in their recovery from breast cancer. They raise funds to support women in need as well as help women recover with dignity.
In 2010, Boos received the prestigious Literature, Science and Arts Humanitarian award in 2010 from the University of Michigan in recognition of her work in empowering woman. In 2012, she also becomes a founding member of the 100 Women Who Care Nova, where women meet together and make a collective, positive, and powerful donation to a local nonprofit organization.
More recently Boos’s career has shifted to working more behind the scenes in modeling. From 2013-2016, Boos becomes an executive marketing and creative director in a plus model magazine. In 2014 Boos was the central figure in the New Yorker’s feature article, “The Plus Side” and she was honored with the LEGEND award, during the first Full Figured Fashion (FFF) Week in 2016. Her focal point in 2016 was on the Contributor Curvy and Confident organization, which shared stories about how women deal with social and media pressure, as well as the hope in bringing about change in attitude and acceptance. She presently owns and operates Undeland Management, a public relations and talent management firm. Their organization is a place for using celebrities to positively impact the world and have provided mentorship to several entertainment figures, including Rosie Mercado, a talk show host. Currently, Boos has worked in introducing, with her partners, several new plus clothing lines. She has great ambition and visions for the fashion industry, building a reputation for having a broad vision, which will make a great impact in the fashion industry.
Boos’s Interview with CW 31 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFWykP8MGno&feature=youtu.be
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“About.” Alexandra Boos, www.alexandraboos.com/biography/. "Alexandra Boos." Linkedin, 2018, www.linkedin.com/in/alexandra-boos-5140035/. Accessed 20 Dec. 2018.
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