She was one of the acts that performed songs in foreign language (the show is mainly in arabic, but they let in some acts that sing english or french.. and she can sing english, french, and italian) Lara Scandar was born on the 18th of December, 1990 in Santa Monica, California. Her and her family then moved to Cairo, Egypt where Lara grew up. She took up ballet classes for 9 years and has been involved in other forms of dance as well.
She has also been modeling and has been in several commercials since the age of 2. In the summer of 2007, Lara was the face of Egyptian fashion house Mobaco. She has also been on the cover of Teen Cleo & Layalina and has been featured in several issues of other lifestyle magazines such as CLEO and Enigma. In June of 2008, Lara auditioned for the Lebanese reality TV/Talent show Star Academy that started on the 21st of February 2009, she competed against thousands of other contestants but eventually earned a place in the Academy.
The show brings candidates from all over the Arab world to live together and compete for the title of the “Star”. At first, Lara received an enormous amount of criticism for her not-so-strong grasp of the Arabic language and also because she sang mainly in English and French, unlike the majority of the candidates who sang and spoke Arabic almost all the time; for those reasons she was dubbed "The Academy's Princess". Lara later turned heads with her strong stage performances making her a tough competitor for others and because of that she acheived a huge fan base all over the Middle East and abroad, which helped her be the last and youngest of the 3 Egyptians in the academy to reach the semi finals. FUN FACTS Lara has been performing since the age 4 and started writing songs at the age of 11. Her love for music opened many doors which led to performances with stars like Peppino Gagliardi, Karl Wolf and Hani Hussein, and 3 songs produced by LA producer Poet Name Life.
Lara also sings in 4 different languages (3 of which she speaks fluently).At the age of 18, Lara still has various opportunities ahead of her. For the past 18 years of her life, Lara Scandar has constantly been surrounded by music and raised by a family that has supported her love for it. Lara started singing at the age of 9 and wrote her first single 'You Played Me' at the age of 12 and recorded it at 13. She has written and co-composed the music of all her songs like 'My Friend', 'Water Under The Bridge', and 'Untangle This Web'.
In short Lara has a passion and love for music that is infectious, her songs' depth and meaning make any new listener of her music touched. Lara is of Italian, Lebanese and French origin. Her father is half Egyptian and half Italian (Sicilian). Her mother is Lebanese, born and raised in Egypt. Astro Sign: Sagittarius FUN FACTS: Favorite Colour: White Favorite Loctation: Disney Land & Sorrento, Italy Favorite Artists: Christina Aguilera, Dalida , Jessica Simpson, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Laura Pausini Origin: Lara is of Italian, Lebanese and French origin.
Her father is half Egyptian and half Italian (Sicilian). Her mother is Lebanese, born and raised in Egypt. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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