Alexandra Svokos

Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Playbill, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan, and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos

Recent Articles

Ireland Is Voting To Get Rid Of Their Ban On Abortion (Yes, In 2018)

On Friday, May 25, the people of Ireland are having a referendum on abortion. What that means in plain language is that the Irish people are voting on whether or not abortion should be allowed in the nation. This is because, yes, in 2018, Ireland sti…
By Alexandra Svokos

Trump Just Canceled His Meeting With North Korea So That Was Fun While It Lasted

On Thursday, May 24, after months of planning and talking, President Donald Trump canceled his meeting with Kim Jong-un. While the cancelation of the meeting seemed somewhat abrupt, it was preceded by weeks of rising tensions and confusion over the m…
By Alexandra Svokos

A "Domestic Gag Rule" Would Harm Women Who Need Health Care Access Most, A Doctor Explains

On Friday, May 18, the White House announced support for a proposed rule to change Title X funding, the only federal program that gives money to reproductive health services, like Planned Parenthood, which would be done through the Department of Heal…
By Alexandra Svokos

This Couple Got Engaged In Windsor During The Royal Wedding & It's Bold

On Saturday, May 19, a very lucky couple got very happily married... and another very lucky couple got very happily engaged just outside the doors. That's right, a couple got engaged as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were getting married, and the vid…
By Alexandra Svokos

Prince Harry Broke Tradition As Meghan Markle Walked Down The Aisle & Here's How

The sun was shining on Saturday, May 19 as Meghan Markle arrived at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle to marry her prince, and she looked absolutely stunning as she entered the chapel. The American actress had a long, probably nerve-racking walk …
By Alexandra Svokos

Prince William Had A Major Role At Meghan Markle & Prince Harry’s Wedding

Weddings are, of course, about a pair of people who are in love and want to spend the rest of their lives together. But as the old advice goes, you don't just marry the person, you marry the whole family — and that's especially true when the groom ha…
By Alexandra Svokos

Amal & George Clooney Look So In Love At The Royal Wedding & I'm Swooning

On Saturday, May 19, celebs and royals from all across the globe gathered to watch Prince Harry finally settle down with American actress Meghan Markle. As is tradition in royal weddings, the crowd is almost more interesting than the wedding ceremony…
By Alexandra Svokos

Michigan State Will Pay Survivors Of Larry Nassar's Abuse In A Massive Settlement

On Wednesday, May 16, it was announced that Michigan State will pay survivors of Larry Nassar's abuse in what is possibly the largest settlement in a sexual misconduct case involving a university, according to ESPN. In total, the university will pay …
By Alexandra Svokos

Jordyn Wieber Is Countering An Abusive Gymnastics Culture By Coaching — EXCLUSIVE

It has been a remarkable year for Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber, who was part of the 2012 "Fierce Five" women's gymnastics team. In January, Wieber joined over 250 women accusing former athletic doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse when she deli…
By Alexandra Svokos

I Guess We Gotta Talk About Don Jr.'s Bad Tweets About Eric Schneiderman

Yup, it's that time of day again: the president's oldest child tweeted something questionable. This time around, it's Donald Trump Jr.'s tweets about Eric Schneiderman that are raising eyebrows, and for a handful of good reasons. Following the New Yo…
By Alexandra Svokos

I Baked Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's Wedding Cake & It Was Only Kind Of A Disaster

You've been there before: You're scrolling through your Instagram feed when you see your favorite celeb post about their favorite new product — a face serum, vitamins that will make your skin brighter, or a specialty food service. You can't help but …
By Alexandra Svokos

Iowa's "Heartbeat" Abortion Ban Is Nothing New, But It's Not A Great Sign For Women

After 2 a.m. local time on Wednesday, May 2, lawmakers in Iowa passed a so-called "heartbeat" abortion ban, which bans abortions in the state performed after a fetal heartbeat can be heard, per The Gazette. The law would ban abortions after about six…
By Alexandra Svokos

If You Want More Michelle Wolf After The WHCD Check Out The Promo For Her New Show

On Saturday, April 28, Michelle Wolf was ready to crush it at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington D.C. The relative newcomer to the political comedy scene was following some hefty comedic footsteps — as major comedians like Jay Leno,…
By Alexandra Svokos

Tiffany Trump Got Her "Happy Birthday" Post In To Melania Just In The Nick Of Time

On Thursday, April 26, Melania Trump turned 48 years old. While it's unclear to the public how she actually celebrated, her big family had some mixed reactions to the day on social media — which, as any millennial knows, is absolutely where real life…
By Alexandra Svokos

Adam Rippon Had Something Better To Do Than Visit The White House, & You Can Help Him Out

On Friday, April 27, competitors from this year's Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games were invited to visit the White House. But the celebratory visit is missing many of the biggest faces from PyeongChang, including Adam Rippon, who did not visit the…
By Alexandra Svokos

Donald Trump Said Michael Cohen Represented Him In "This Crazy Stormy Daniels Deal"

On Thursday, April 26, the president called into Fox and Friends, because that's the reality we're living in now. In the course of doing so, while discussing the legal issues surrounding his longtime personal lawyer, Trump said Michael Cohen represen…
By Alexandra Svokos

Kanye West Tweeted About Donald Trump & It's A Lot To Take In

There's been a lot happening on Twitter ever since Kanye West rejoined the platform this month. One of the most intriguing aspects has been West's hints about his political leanings, which reignited a collective curiosity about if Kanye West supports…
By Alexandra Svokos

You Really Don't Want To Know How Much Ivanka Trump's French State Dinner Dress Costs

On Tuesday, April 24, the Trump White House held their first state dinner, over a year after Donald Trump was inaugurated. The dinner honored the French president, Emmanuel Macron, as well as his wife, Brigitte. President Donald and first lady Melani…
By Alexandra Svokos

Kate Middleton Just Had Her Third Baby & Apparently No One Knew She Was Pregnant

On Monday, April 23, Kate Middleton gave birth to her third child, a boy, at St. Mary's Hospital in London. Despite having months to soak in her pregnancy, see her at public appearances, and speculate over if it'd be another boy or girl, however, the…
By Alexandra Svokos

McKayla Maroney Made A Big Statement In Her First Public Appearance Since The Nassar Trial

On Tuesday, April 17, Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney made her first public appearance since coming forward as a victim of the abuse of disgraced former athletic doctor Larry Nassar. Maroney spoke at the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty…
By Alexandra Svokos