Lara Bingle

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Lara Bingle

Bingle in November 2011
BornLara Bingle
(1987-06-22) 22 June 1987 (age 25)
Yowie Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Height5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m)
Hair colourBlonde
Eye colourBlue
Measurements(US) 33-24-33
(EU) 84-61-84
Shoe size(US) 7 ; (EU) 39
WebsiteOfficial Website
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Lara Bingle

Bingle in November 2011
BornLara Bingle
(1987-06-22) 22 June 1987 (age 25)
Yowie Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Height5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m)
Hair colourBlonde
Eye colourBlue
Measurements(US) 33-24-33
(EU) 84-61-84
Shoe size(US) 7 ; (EU) 39
WebsiteOfficial Website

Lara Bingle (born 22 June 1987) is an Australian fashion model, socialite, businesswoman, fashion designer and television personality who is best known for appearing in the 2006 Tourism Australia advertising campaign So where the bloody hell are you?[1] She is also known for being the former fiancee of Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke and girlfriend of AFL footballer Brendon Fevola. Her own reality television series Being Lara Bingle premiered on Network Ten in June 2012.


Early life

Bingle was born 22 June, 1987 to Graham and Sharon Bingle in Yowie Bay, New South Wales. She has one older brother, Josh Bingle. Bingle graduated from St Vincent's College at Potts Point in 2004.[2] Her father passed away from cancer in 2008.[3]


Bingle has been on the covers of Who, Grazia, Oyster, Woman's Day, OK!, Famous, and New Idea. Bingle has also appeared in episodes of Home and Away and other shows such as The Celebrity Apprentice Australia and Australia's Next Top Model.

Bingle competed on the Nine Network's celebrity ice dancing show Torvill and Dean's Dancing on Ice, where she was the last woman to be eliminated, resulting in coming runner-up in the series, and in the channel's ad for the 2006-2007 Ashes series. Nine re-hired Bingle in 2008 as a reporter for a new travel show, Holidays for Sale.[4]

Bingle signed a one-year deal in 2008 with international phone company Vodafone as one of their official ambassadors. Bingle signed a three-year contract (2008–2011) with international icon swimwear label Speedo.[5]

Since 2009, Bingle has been heavily involved as a Ambassador for Bowel Cancer Australia.[6] On 4 June 2010, Bingle officially launched the 2010, "Love My Family" ad campaign.[7]

Bingle fired manager Max Markson in early May 2010, exclusively announcing it to Grazia magazine in a un-paid interview.[8]

In August 2010, Bingle announced that she had signed with US model agency Elite Models.[9]

Bingle was announced as a contestant in the 2011 series of Dancing With The Stars.[10] The series began airing in May. She was partnered with Carmelo Pizzino. Following her elimination from Dancing With The Stars on 26 June 2011, Bingle told The Kyle and Jackie O Show that she was shocked and upset at having been kicked-off the show, given her competitive streak.[11]

Bingle confirmed on 2DayFM's The Kyle and Jackie O Show that she was in the stages of creating a range of sunglasses and co-creating a coffee table beauty book with her best friend and make-up artist Max May.[12] In June 2011, ROC Eyewear launched a campaign featuring Bingle as the face of the brand and Bingle confirmed a capsule collection is under way.[13]

In December 2011, Bingle was announced to have signed a development deal with Network Ten to star in her own reality television series. Ten commissioned a 10-episode reality television series. The series focuses on both Bingle's personal and professional life. For the series Bingle relocated to an $8 million Bondi apartment in hopes to make the series more appealing for potential overseas TV buyers.[14] The series Being Lara Bingle premiered on the 12 June 2012 to over 925,000 viewers exceeding expectations and met with mixed reviews from critics.[15]

Bingle has announced she will focus on developing her own fashion brand, with help from her fashion designer boyfriend Gareth Moody, since filming on series 1 of her reality television series has wrapped.

Other ventures

Bingle announced in April 2011 a co-ownership in Growlers restaurant located in Torquay between her and Darryn Lyons‎.[16]

In August, 2010 and March, 2011, Bingle co-hosted Australia radio show The Kyle & Jackie O Show.[17]

Personal life

On 10 January 2007, Sydney tabloid The Daily Telegraph claimed that Bingle and Australian cricket Captain Michael Clarke were an item. On 25 March 2008 it was announced that the pair were engaged after Clarke proposed in New York.[18] Clarke's public relations firm announced the ending of the engagement on 12 March 2010.[19]

Her father Graham Bingle died on 10 May 2008 from liver and pancreatic cancer.[20]

Legal problems

In May 2006, Bingle took legal action against EMAP Australia, who allegedly published photographs of the model without her permission in 27 March 2006 issue of Australian men's magazine Zoo Weekly.[21] Bingle claims that the magazine defamed her by the way Zoo magazine had published the photos.[22]

On 2 March 2010, Bingle started proceedings to sue Brendan Fevola for breach of privacy, defamation and misuse of her image for the release of a nude photo in Woman's Day released on 1 March 2010.[23]

On 4 March 2010 it emerged that Bingle and her agent Max Markson had sold her story relating this nude photo to the same magazine which had published the controversial photo, Woman's Day, for nearly A$200,000.[24] This raised considerable controversy in that Bingle would discuss for large profit, a matter she considered serious enough to sue over and from which she claimed to be hurt.[25][26]

Whilst driving with a suspended license in Bondi, New South Wales on the 14th May 2012, Bingle was involved in a traffic incident with a female motorcyclist before fleeing the scene without exchanging details with the injured rider. Appearing in Waverley Court on the 18th September 2012, Bingle was fined $3,500 and received a further 12-month driving ban and an 18-month good behaviour bond.[27] She had previously lost her licence because she had committed at least another 6 driving offences in 2012.[28][29]


2006Torvill and Dean's Dancing on IceHerself / ContestantSixth Contestant Eliminated
2008GetawayHerself / Guest ReporterAppeared In One Episode
2008Holidays for SaleHerself / Reporter
2011Dancing With The StarsHerself / ContestantSeventh Contestant Eliminated
2011The Celebrity Apprentice AustraliaHerself / Special GuestChallenge 7
2011Australia's Next Top ModelHerself / Special GuestSeason 7; Episode 11
2012The ProjectHerself / GuestOne Episode
2012Being Lara BingleHerself10 episodes


  1. ^ Murdoch, Scott (5 December 2006). "What did we get for $180m?". Adelaide Now (,22606,20878967-5006301,00.html. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Hard work tempered with a touch of larrikinism - National". 26 April 2008. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Tulliberg, Julie (12 May 2008). "Lara Bingle's father loses cancer battle". Herald Sun. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  4. ^ O'Neill, Marnie (13 April 2008). "Lara Bingle's new travel show". Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Bingle's back with Speedo contract". The Sunday Telegraph ( 13 January 2008. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Bowel Cancer Australia launches Love My Family Campaign featuring Lara Bingle". Bowel Cancer Australia. 5 June 2009. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  7. ^ Rose, Danny (13 September 2009). "Bingle fronts bowel cancer campaign". Nine News. nineMSN. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  8. ^ Frith, Maxine (23 March 2009). "Lara Bingle: Independence Day - Hitting the headlines". Grazia. nineMSN. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  9. ^ "Lara Bingle now part of the NY elite". The Daily Telegraph. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "2011 Dancing with the Stars Cast Revealed!". Yahoo7 TV. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "Lara Bingle Interview". Retrieved 24 July, 2012. 
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  16. ^ Murphy, Noel (13 April 2011). "Lara Bingle new co-owner of Growlers restaurant with Darryn Lyons". Geelong Advertiser (Herald Sun). Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  17. ^ "Pop Poll: Lara Bingle Re-Invents Herself as a Breakfast Radio Show Host". Popsugar Australia. 18 August 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  18. ^ Michael Clarke and Lara Bingle reportedly engaged
  19. ^ Bingle and Clarke's engagement ends Bingle and Clarke Split
  20. ^ Allen, Rod (11 May 2008). "Bingle's father loses battle". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 11 May 2008. 
  21. ^ Clayton Utz on Bingle, intellectual property & IT
  22. ^ Bingle "not that kind of girl" - Sydney Morning Herald
  23. ^ Kerry O'Keeffe (2 March 2010). "ABC Sport - Bingle sues Fevola over nude photo". Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  24. ^ How Lara Bingle rubbed away the stress of nude photos and Brendan Fevola before Woman's Day deal
  25. ^ Markson puts dollar value on Bingle's reputation
  26. ^ Lara Bingle could score $200,000 over nude picture scandal
  27. ^ Magistrate Robbie Williams forces Lara Bingle off the road for a year
  28. ^ Lara's bingle costs model her driving licence
  29. ^ Lara Bingle loses license over hit and run

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