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Alicia Rountree was born and brought up in Mauritius, a tropical island east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. Scouted in London at 17 years of age, her career as an international supermodel took off, seeing her travel all over the world. She has fronted campaigns for RALPH LAUREN, GUESS, UNIQLO, L'OREAL, GAP and continues to model for international favourite VICTORIA’S SECRET. She has graced the pages of some of the world's leading fashion bibles including HARPER’S BAZAAR, VOGUE and GLAMOUR.
Alicia’s island upbringing fostered a passion within her for healthy living and nutritious, wholesome and delicious food. Growing up surrounded by fresh coconuts, with early morning sea bathing and water-skiing as part of her everyday routine, Alicia has developed a strong sense of wellbeing and healthy living. Her key philosophy is living life in balance in order to sustain a happy and healthy life.
After years of trying every diet out there, while becoming increasingly interested in nutrition, Alicia enrolled at the INSTITUTE FOR INTEGRATIVE NUTRITION in New York City, becoming a qualified Health Coach. Having established herself as an authority on health and nutrition, Alicia continues to write a monthly wellbeing advice column for the popular global beauty and lifestyle site BYRDIE and is now working on her first book.
Back in 2010 Alicia took her passion for great food one step further, when she launched her New York restaurant TARTINERY in the Nolita district. Alicia and her business partner, Nicolas Dutko, felt that Manhattan was missing one great destination for elegance and affordability but with a gourmet palate serving up simple food using the best and most delicious ingredients; thinly sliced prosciutto, carefully prepared labne, authentic Scottish gravlax and specially selected, hearty sourdough bread with a perfect crust, from the famous ‘Pain d’Abignon’ bakery in New York. With a fourth restaurant soon to open in New York, Alicia now has her sights set on opening in Los Angeles, Miami and wants to introduce the concept to London.
As a successful woman with a busy international career, Alicia keeps a full and often punishing schedule. 2015 saw Alicia channel her health and fitness experience into co-creating a fantastic fitness app with her trainer, Robert Brace, also a former ballet dancer. Alicia grew up dancing which nearly led to a career as a professional ballet dancer. With her passion for dance mixed with her talent in track and field sports, she wanted to create a fitness programme that can be easily done on-the-go. The SUPERMODEL BALLET BODY combines the perfect balance of athletic training and interval training with graceful and strong ballet movement. It's the perfect combination to achieve a long, thin, lean and toned physique.
To top it all off, Alicia has always shown a flare for acting, having studied at some of the world's leading acting academies including RADA, STELLA ADLER in NYC and MARGIE HABER in LA.