Mona Elyafi Founder and CEO, ILDK Media; Author and freelance writer

Based in Los Angeles, Mona Elyafi has been writing celebrity magazine profiles, entertainment news and lifestyle columns for the past two decades. She currently serves as the West Coast correspondent for Diva Magazine (Dubai's leading Women's fashion magazine), for which she has penned numerous cover and feature stories, including pieces on Kim Kardashian, Kimora Lee Simmons and Denise Richards.

Her articles have also appeared in The Washington Square News,, Edge on the Net, SheWired, The Moorpark News-Mirror and Studio City Lifestyle Magazine.

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, raised in Paris, France, academically formed in New York and now residing in Los Angeles, Elyafi has spent the past 15 years working in the field of entertainment publicity, heading her own boutique PR Company, ILDK Media.

Elyafi holds a Master of Arts in journalism from New York University. A proud product of the "MTV Generation," she's a 40-something-year-old going on 13, terminally stuck somewhere in 1984, with high hopes of one day marrying George Michael.

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