Introducing Mimi Bouchard: The Made In Chelsea Newbie You're Going To Fall In Love With
The Debrief: She will inject more joy into your life than a Godfrey Gingerbread from Pret
You know those people you automatically click with and have the overwhelming urge to invite them to your birthday drinks and overshare on the details of that dream you had about giving birth to a cat? Within five minutes of a handshake (or double air kiss, cos it's Chelsea dahling) that's how I felt when I met Mimi Bouchard. God, I sound like a creep.
The new Made In Chelsea castmate is as charming as Jamie Laing, looks like Toff's twin (I asked, they're not related) and is as radiant as Stephanie Pratt. It's not just the work of a fancy camera, this girl looks like she's been drinking nothing but matcha green tea and spinach smoothies since secondary school. Sigh.
But anyway. Here is everything you need to know about newbie Mimi Bouchard...
How old is Mimi Bouchard?
She is only 20-years-old and in case you wanted to send her a birthday card/cupcake her date of birth is 16th July 1996.
What does Mimi do? Does she have a job? Help.
She runs an online magazine/blog for women called 'Mimbee', which focuses on 'all thing fashion, love, sex, health, fitness, with a touch of personal growth.' The one thing that's clear about this girl is she sure knows how to dress! Think chic tailored pieces, mixed with sexy lace bras and draping fur. Sensational Mimz.
Where is Mimi from?
The lifestyle-guru is from Toronto in Canada and has been living in London for the past year. Yep, in less than a year she has managed to bag herself a spot on MIC. Give a girl some tips, please?
When she moved to London, Mimi admitted she was initially very confused. 'I didn't know any of the neighbourhoods at all! There was east, west... I didn't know it was so big. I came to London and I was like... where do I live?! So I found a place in Fulham then later I moved to Chelsea harbour. It's very me, I love this neighbourhood.'
What was the biggest change for Mimi when she first moved to London?
'Definitely hailing for a bus!', she laughs. 'You have to hail a bus or it doesn't stop! Oh and tipping! Everywhere in Canada you tip 20% wherever you go. So when I was first in London, I'd be tipping 20% over the service charge, I didn't realise it was already included... so everybody loved me!'
How did Mimi get on Made In Chelsea?
From being in the right place at the right time. (So maybe there is hope fo us all?) 'I'm in media, so I started going to lots of events and stuff', she says. 'I started meeting some of the cast like Fred and Toff and Jess, so it just fell into place'. Interesting. Anyone else taking notes?
Is Mimi Bouchard single?
Yes she is! When asked if she has her eye on anyone in the show, she said: 'maybe I have my eye on someone!' Oooh you tease. One things for sure, the boys will be a-flocking.
Can I follow Mimi Bouchard on Instagram?
Yup, her Instagram username is @mimibouchard, where she regularly posts a slew of OOTD posts and life-affirming quotes. True Instagram #goals, right?
Okay how about Twitter?
Mimi's Twitter username is also @mimibouchard. Get following.
What kind of thing will Mimi Bouchard bring to the show?
'Spunk!', she says. [Everyone giggles] 'I think I'm very different. First of all my accent, and second of all I feel like I'm very peppy, confident and talkative. Oh and I'm very honest which may ruffle some feathers! I'm excited to start!'
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