Andre Birleanu

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Andre Birleanu (born August 7, 1977 or 1978)[1] is a Russian-Romanian male model television personality known for his appearance on the Vh1 television show America's Most Smartest Model.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Birleanu was born of Romanian and Russian parents. He is the only child of Vladimir Birleanu, a Russian diplomat, and Carmen Bîrleanu, a Romanian diplomat.[4] Birleanu was born in the Soviet Union, Moscow, but soon after moved and mainly was raised by his father with whom he travelled most of his life, as he was a diplomat under the soviet diplomatic corp.[5] His father is a doctor and professor in International Criminal Law and his mother, who is deceased, worked for the United Nations in New York, USA.[4] Birleanu arrived in New York in 1996, invited by his mother in search of a new life and education.[6] He attended John Jay Criminal Justice Academy.[6] He is fluent in English, Romanian, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese,[7] and still struggling with his native Russian as depicted on America's Most Smartest Model.[8]

Legal trouble[edit]

In October 2007, he was charged with sexual misconduct and aggravated harassment due to accusations from an actress, and a female model, both in the same week, charges which he and his lawyer denied and called a "conspiracy" and "simple minded dirty tactics meant to stain and harm his reputation"[9][unreliable source?] Almost a year later the district attorney's office in the Criminal Court of Manhattan dropped all charges on both cases.[10][unreliable source?] Birleanu had maintained his innocence the entire time and had said he wanted to counter prosecute for false charges.[10][unreliable source?] Birleanu currently is a fugitive in a felony case in Miami, Florida. He was charged for assault in 2009.[1] According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Birleanu's name is Vivien Birleana and Andre Birleanu is an alias.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Florida Department of Law Enforcement - Wanted Person". Retrieved October 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ "VH1's 30 Hottest Stars – The Gentlemen | VH1 Blog". May 26, 2008. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ Page 4 of 4 (April 24, 2008). "Page 4: The 15 Meanest Reality TV Villains – ABC News". Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Andreea Marinescu (February 16, 2010). "Un român, noul Marlon Brando". Evenimentul Zilei (in Romanian). Archived from the original on 3 April 2010. Retrieved May 10, 2010. 
  5. ^ Andre Bîrleanu la Poveştiri de noapte,, 2010-03-18 (in Romanian).
  6. ^ a b Biography Andre Birleanu Official website. Retrieved September 11, 2010.
  7. ^ "Andre Birleanu gossip, news, photos & videos". July 4, 2010. Retrieved September 11, 2010. 
  8. ^ John Kubicek (November 18, 2007). "America's Most Smartest Model: Episode 7 "Many Happy Returns?" Recap". Retrieved July 22, 2010. 
  9. ^ "‘America’s Most Smartest Model’ Andre is Pissed!-Backseat Cuddler". Retrieved September 11, 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "Exclusive Interview with Andre Birleanu, Part 1". July 25, 2008. Retrieved September 11, 2010. 

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