Steven Cojocaru

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Steven Cojocaru
Steven Cojocaru in 2007
Born (1962-07-04) July 4, 1962 (age 56)
Other namesCojo
EducationWagar High School, Concordia University
Known forFashion critic
Parent(s)Ben Cojocaru
Amelia Cojocaru

Steven Cojocaru (/ˈkkɑːr/; Romanian pronunciation: [koʒoˈkaru]; born July 4, 1962), is a Canadian television fashion critic. He was born in Montreal, Quebec to Romanian parents. Cojocaru started out as a magazine columnist and eventually began working on American television shows as a correspondent and interviewer on Entertainment Tonight, The Today Show, The Insider and Access Hollywood.

He graduated from Wagar High School[1] in 1979 and later earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Concordia University.[2]

Cojocaru began working in 1991 for the Canadian fashion magazine Flare. After moving to Hollywood, he began writing a column. He was People Magazine's West Coast fashion editor, and has written two autobiographies, Red Carpet Diaries: Confessions of a Glamour Boy (2003) and Glamour, Interrupted (2008).

In 2003 and 2004, Cojocaru worked on American Idol, helping the contestants select new wardrobe pieces from show sponsor Old Navy.

On May 6, 2008, he appeared with John Oliver in a segment for The Daily Show, "Ticket to the Pollies".

Cojocaru has had two kidney transplants. The first (donated by his best friend) was removed when it became infected with polyomavirus.[3] The second transplant in 2005, where his mother Amelia gave her kidney, has to date been successful.[4]


  1. ^ "Lights! Camera! Cojo!". People. 2003-03-10. Retrieved 2008-11-24.
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  3. ^ "Inside Steven Cojocaru's Private Battle". ET Online. 2005-08-19. Archived from the original on 2008-05-05. Retrieved 2008-05-07.
  4. ^ "Cojo's Mom: Giving the Gift of Life". ET Online. 2005-10-13. Archived from the original on 2008-06-17. Retrieved 2008-05-07.

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