Full name: Tula Paulinea Contostavlos
DOB: 13 July 1988
Place of birth: Camden, London, England
Tulisa formed N-Dubz (originally known as Lickle Rinsers Crew) with her cousin Dappy and their mate Fazer. As of 2011, the group have been on an ‘indefinite hiatus’.
From 2011-12, Tulisa was a judge and mentor on The X Factor. She mentored Little Mix, the first group to ever win the show.
Her dad, Steve, was in Mungo Jerry – the beardy ’70s rock group famous for In The Summertime. her uncle was the bassist.
Why We Love Tulisa Contostavlos
Hip-hoppy London sex-bomb Tulisa has been chasing her dreams, lighting up stages and makin’ mad loot since long before her mock GCSEs. First finding fame as “the fit girl one” out of N-Dubz, Tulisa has gone on to become a bona fide star in her own right, with airwaves-hogging solo hits and a hugely entertaining run as an X Factor judge under her belt.
Things really kicked off for her, though, when she was crowned FHM’s Sexiest Woman In The World 2012. (Well, not literally crowned – we can’t be giving out crowns every year. But you do get a nice trophy.) The accompanying lap-of-honour photoshoot was our most talked about of the year, occupying the top three spots on Twitter’s trending chart on the day the issue hit shelves.
And for her next trick? President of the United States of America! Probably.