Amelia Dimoldenberg 20 London
Categories: Broadcasting, Music, Presenter, TV, Videographer

Posted: 27th January 2015

Amelia is twenty years old and in her second year at Central St Martins studying for a degree in Fashion Journalism. We spent most of our second year fending off mice from our bedroom, falling asleep in the library, taking mephedrone, crying about boys and getting high watching YouTube videos. If you're in your second year, anywhere (go you) you'll have the time to type Amelia's name into YouTube. Yeah that's her, fried chicken in mouth, chatting to grime legend Ghetts about cats. Yeah it's got 18,000 views and yes she did just win the Guardian's 'Student Broadcast Journalist of the Year.'

We're talking about Chicken Shop Date and for those of you that haven't yet peeped at her other 'Chicken Shop Dates' where Amelia sits down with musicians for a candle lit dinner at some of the UK's finest poultry establishments (minus the candle light), you need to. It began as a feature for The Cut and fast flourished to an online YouTube channel which Amelia produces herself and edits with her friend Marvin. A favourite hot date of ours has to be the Lethal Bizzle one; why? Well firstly because, it's Lethal B, secondly because Amelia decides that 'this date was going to be better than any other dates to Chicken Cottage I’d been on, because this Chicken Cottage had booth seating' and thirdly because of Amelia's ma's response to the hook up: 'my mother was incredibly excited when I told her I was going on a date with Lethal Bizzle, partly because she wants me to get a boyfriend and partly because she has just discovered the word Dench' #denchchat #realtalk. According to Amelia, grime artists are the most compliant. 'The hardest part of it all is persuading someone to go with me (quite sad really) I send about 50 emails before the production of each episode to managers of artists and personalities, grime artists are the only ones who reply!'. Men + free chicken + hot lady? We're not convinced.

While not busy dating in fast food restaurants Amelia is occupying herself furrowing away as a freelance journalist. She wrote her first piece for i-D just age 18 and has contributed to household names Dazed, Soho House Mag and The Cut. Oh, and when she's not busy completing her degree, or filing articles on the go, you'll find Amelia interning for Ella Dror PR or cult faux-fur brand, Shrimps. When we asked Amelia what's next, her response was 'well, last week I wanted to write about fashion for a newspaper and this week I want to work in the comedy department of Channel 4! Big dreams!.' Meh, we've got a feeling that those big dreams aren't that far from Amelia's grasp. Bet you don't look at your local KFC the same ever, again. *

*boys get no ideas, this is not an apropos date venue.

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHAT YOU DO:I’m currently studying fashion journalism at Central St Martins; I also have a YouTube channel called Chicken Shop Date where I interview interesting people in chicken shops, with a slight romantic edge.HOW WOULD YOUR FRIENDS DESCRIBE YOU IN A SENTENCE?Overly sarcastic and takes Instagram too seriously.WHEN ARE YOU HAPPIEST?While I’m eating chicken katsu curry.FAVOURITE PLACE TO EAT/SHOP/HANG OUT?The best place to eat is Lemonia in Primrose Hill and my favourite place to hang out is my friend Lottie’s house because it’s a 2-minute walk away and her sitting room is much nicer than mine.WHAT’S YOUR BEST ADVICE?Instagramming a quote wont make you feel any better about yourself.WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?Work hard until you get what you want. WHAT WORDS OR PHRASES DO YOU MOST OVERUSE?Tragic.BEST PARTY YOU'VE EVER BEEN TO?Star Trek movie after party.SONG TO BE PLAYING AS YOU ENTER THE CLUB?Pirates of the Caribbean theme songWHAT THREE THINGS WOULD BE ON YOUR RIDER?Cheese strings, Gravy Train chicken and Jon Snow from Game of Thrones.BIGGEST LIE YOU WERE TOLD/THAT YOU TOLD AS A KID?That I was the baby in the sun in the Teletubbies.WHAT'S NEXT?Chicken Shop Date on the big screen! I’m going to make it happen. AND FINALLY...WHO IS YOUR NEXT BABYFACE GIRL SUGGESTION?Who: Jade Jackman
Why: Because she is an incredible fundraiser, activist, feminist boss woman.