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Zoe Griffin

Zoe Griffin

24 August 2010

Showbiz journalist Zoe Griffin (BA 2003) has been shortlisted for the 2010 Cosmopolitan Blog Awards, which celebrates the crème de la crème of the blogging community.

Showbiz journalist Zoe Griffin (BA 2003) has been shortlisted for the 2010 Cosmopolitan Blog Awards, which celebrates the crème de la crème of the blogging community.

The final winner will be decided by public vote, and Zoe is appealing to Bristol alumni to help her win. ‘Every vote really counts’, she said. ‘If Bristol alumni could get behind me I would really appreciate it and be forever grateful.’

After graduating ex-Epigram editor Zoe made a name for herself as the ‘youngest and hottest columnist’ at the Sunday Mirror. In July 2009 she left her position as the paper’s showbiz columnist to become a full-time celebrity blogger. Her blog went live in October 2009. Within a year it made it into the Cision’s UK Top 10 blog ranking: Celebrity blogs.

‘I saw a gap in the market for a female UK-based blogger’, said Zoe. ‘It's grown amazingly quickly. And less than a year after it started I've been nominated for an award. The only way it could get better is if I win!'

‘At the moment Perez Hilton is the biggest name on the showbiz blogging scene, but he's in LA and a guy. It's time the celebrity world had something fresh.’