Born July 13, 1988, Tula Paulinea Contostavlos, often known as Tulisa, is an English singer-songwriter and actress. She is best known for being a member of the now down-the-drain Camden-based hip-hop group N-Dubz. She formed the group in 2000 with her cousin Dappy and their friend Fazer, and together they released three studio albums before announcing their hiatus in 2011. Tulisa Contostavlos is a firecracker. Well, she had to be to survive in a band where she was permanently flanked by a pair of overgrown teenagers, however talented they may have been. N-Dubz, which brought Tulisa to everyone’s attention, scored three MOBO Awards, including Best UK Act, and had a number-one hit with their appropriately-titled “Number One,” a collaboration with Tinchy Stryder.
These days, Tulisa Contostavlos has got a whole new host of egos to deal with, including the critic everyone loves to hate, Simon Cowell. In May of last year, Tulisa was confirmed as a judge for the eighth season of The X Factor, alongside Louis Walsh, Kelly Rowland, and Gary Barlow. Contostavlos mentored the “groups” category of performers, including a group called Little Mix. After three out of four of her acts were eliminated in the first five weeks of the competition, Contostavlos was left with Little Mix. The group then went on to become the most successful girl band in The X Factor history, having avoided the final showdown every week and winning in the process, making them the first group to do so in the show’s eight-year history.
This year, Tulisa was involved in a sex tape scandal with her former boyfriend Justin Edwards. The 23-year-old singer was heartbroken when footage of her performing a sex act appeared on the Internet. Initially Tulisa denied that she was the woman in the video, but she soon put a response on YouTube admitting that it was her and that she was “devastated” by it. During one of her interviews Tulisa said, “I would hardly call it a sex tape. Number one, there was no sex involved. Number two, a 19-year-old who’s just starting to learn and her boyfriend pulls out a camera, doesn’t really class as a sex tape.”
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After combating her web embarrassment by owning up in a video confession, Tulisa insisted her pride is still intact and the sex-tape stardom has been given the seal of approval by her male fan base, as she has been crowned FHM‘s sexiest woman in the planet. She added, “I’m proud of me and I am who I am. I know I’m marmite and I wouldn’t want to be anything less or anything more, I’m just myself”. She outshined Rihanna, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Cheryl Cole. She even surpassed top-ten regulars like Katy Perry and Megan Fox.
Followed Tulsia Contostavlos on FHM‘s list of the 10 sexiest women is Cheryl Cole, on the list of the second time. Next up are pop star Rihanna in third and model Rosie Jones in fourth. Celebrity Big Brother contestant Georgia Salpa is fifth, US pop star and Russell Brand’s ex Katy Perry is sixth, actress Megan Fox is seventh, model Keeley Hazell is eighth, and Friends With Benefits star Mila Kunis is ninth. Last on the list is Inbetweeners actress Emily Atack.
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