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Name: Tulisa Contostavlos
DOB: 13 July 1988
Birth Place: London, United Kingdom
Claim to fame: Singer
- Tulisa turned down £250,000 to pose for Playboy
- Her dad was the keyboard player in Mungo Jerry
- Tulisa is of Greek heritage
- N Dubz was originally called Lickle Rinsers Crew
- Tulisa's favourite thing is to sing live
Tulisa is best known for being the all-important lady part of N Dubz. Tulisa is to the band what Fergie is to the Black Eyed Peas, she sings and looks gorgeous while the boys rap a few words behind her.
Tulisa joined the Dubz when she was just thirteen, back then she was just plain old Tula. Tula started singing with her cousin Costas and their mate Richard. The trio quickly changed into the far cooler Tulisa, Dappy, and Fazer and became N Dubz, named after their North West London NW postcode.
The band quickly gained popularity on the urban scene and eventually broke into the mainstream. After three albums and eight top 40 hits, the band have won four MOBOs since they released there first single.
Before she joined the band, Tulisa has admitted she was badly bullied. She also has talked about dabbling with girl gangs, taking drugs and breaking the law although her dad has rejected her claims and said she was ‘spoilt rotten’ and came from a middle class background. Tulisa also suffered with depression and self-harmed as a teenager, she has described these years as ‘really hard’.
Tulisa will star as a judge on the eighth series of X Factor, However, Tulisa has appeared on TV before, she famously presented a documentary about her struggles growing up with a mother who suffers mental health problems. She also appeared in N Dubz own tv show: Being N Dubz.
Tulisa has been linked to band mate Fazer, the two insist that is al in the past and they are ‘just good friends’, She dated rapper, Ultra for a while, but the couple split last year. She is currently single and ready to mingle.