Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, born April 24, 1975 in Montreal, Quebec. Although she is the wife of Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, she is also an accomplished individual in her own right. She first came in contact with the Trudeau family when she was a classmate of Justin’s younger brother, Michel. Sophia was the only child of Jean Gregoire and Estelle Blais. She had a happy childhood until the age of seventeen when she began her two-year battle with bulimia nervosa, which she was able to overcome with the help of family support and therapy. Following her completion of radio and television school Sophie briefly obtained a position as an entertainment reporter at station LCN in Quebec. She then began working as a Quebec correspondent and entertainment reporter for CTV television. Sophie continues to be involved in many Canadian charities, as a host and spokesperson. A few of the charities with which Sophie is involved include Sheena’s Place, BACA (for those from eating disorders), La Maison Bleue (which supports at-risk pregnant women), and Dove’s Pay Beauty Forward campaign, just to name few. She also volunteers with WaterCan Canada, which is an agency dedicated to providing clean water to the world’s poorest countries. These are a few of Sophie?s accomplishments, which I’m sure will be added to as the wife of the new Prime Minister of Canada.
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compiled by Barb Godin