Engaged: 5 Things You
Didn't Know About His
George Clooney is officially off the market after reports confirmed the 52-year-old actor proposed to his girlfriend Amal Alamuddin.
But who is this mysterious beautiful British girl? Besides the fact she's not a model or an actress, the 36-year-old human rights lawyer – who was born in Beirut, Lebanon – has quite an impressive resume.
Check out our list of 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Amal:
1: She Has a Diverse Educational Background
Amal studied law at St. Hugh’s College at Oxford University in London. In 2000, she moved to NYC to begin law school at the New York University School of Law, which played a huge role in her extensive background in international law and human rights.
During her college years, she worked as a law clerk for Sonia Sotomayor (now Supreme Court Justice), who was, at the time, a judge at the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
2: She Is Fluent in THREE Languages
She can speak English, Arabic and French -- which means she can say "I love you" to George in three different ways!
3: She's Worked With Many Notable People – Making Her a Top Humanitarian Lawyer
Amal currently specializes in international law, human rights, extradition and criminal law for the Doughty Street Chambers firm in London. She's the legal adviser to the King of Bahrain and also represents WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Prior to this, she was appointed to numerous U.N. commissions, advised the former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on Syria and joined the litigation department of New York law firm Sullivan & Cromwell.
4: She Has Work Published in Various Books
In addition to being a lawyer, the future Mrs. Clooney is a published author. She's written chapters and articles on international criminal law in multiple books and even edited a book titled, The Law and Practice of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
5: She was Named One of London’s “Hottest” Women Barristers
In a former Tumblr blog, posted Aug. 14, 2013, she was named one of the “Hottest Barristers in London” by Your Barrister Boyfriend.
“Amal Alamuddin may make some feel inadequate because she has achieved the seemingly unattainable ideal of contemporary femininity: She is both breathtakingly beautiful and formidably successful,” the blog stated.
No wonder then, that Amal is "the one" – she's SO different from all of Clooney's past girlfriends including Stacy Keibler, Elisabetta Canalis and British model Lisa Snowdon.