Lara Worthington Bingle is a woman you’d just want to stare at each waking moment. Yup, some of you would probably blow up a picture of her and post her on their wall. You see, I was close to doing that. But instead just made her my iPad’s home screen. And she’ll stay there for like a week. Oh, and here…
Feel free to make it your phone’s home or lock screen. Or choose from her gallery after this article.
Who is Lara Worthington?
Lara is an Australian fashion model and media personality. She is famous for appearing in the 2006 Tourism Australia advertising campaign “So Where The Bloody Hell Are You?”. Her own reality television series, Being Lara Bingle, premiered on Network Ten in June 2012, ending after one season.
Lara was also on the cover of magazines like Woman’s Day, OK!, Australian Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Grazia, Oyster, and Cleo before appearing on Australia’s Next Top Model and The Celebrity Apprentice Australia. She appeared on the Australian version of Dancing With the Stars, formerly judged by Spice Girl Melanie Brown.
Her Early Life
Lara Worthington was born on Jun 5, 1987, in Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia. She dropped out of school at 16 and moved to Italy.
Lara 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 her in 2008 as a reporter for a new travel show, Holidays for Sale.
Also in 2008, she signed a one-year deal with international phone company Vodafone as one of their official ambassadors. Lara also signed a three-year contract (2008–2011) with the swimwear brand Speedo. In 2009, Lara became the Ambassador for Bowel Cancer Australia. On June 4, 2010, Lara officially launched the 2010, “Love My Family” ad campaign. And just a month after, Lara announced that she had signed with US model agency Elite Models.
In December 2011, it was announced that Lara had 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 Lara’s personal and professional life. For the series, Lara relocated to an $8 million Bondi apartment in the hope of making the series more appealing for potential overseas TV buyers. The series Being Lara Bingle premiered on June 12, 2012 to over 925,000 viewers, exceeding expectations, but met with mixed reviews from critics, resulting in the show only lasting one season.
In January 2012, Lara signed as a brand ambassador for coconut water brand H2Coco. She also appeared in a photoshoot in tropical Bali to kick off the brand’s advertising campaign in Australia.
Lara has also served as the face of Australian fashion chain Cotton On. In November 2014, Worthington launched a new tanning range called The Base.
Facts and Trivia
Lara was engaged to Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke, but the two called off the engagement after two years. In 2014, she married actor Sam Worthington; the couple has sons named Rocket and Racer.
Lara announced in April 2011 a co-ownership in Growlers restaurant located in Torquay between her and Darryn Lyons. The restaurant was sold in 2013.
In August 2010 and March 2011, Worthington co-hosted Australia radio show The Kyle & Jackie O Show.
Rumors and Controversies
In May 2006, Lara took legal action against EMAP Australia, who allegedly published photographs of her without her permission in the March 2006 issue of Australian men’s magazine Zoo Weekly.
On March 2, 2010, Lara 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 published on March 1, 2010. On March 4 of the same year, it emerged that Lara and her agent Max Markson had sold her story relating to this nude photo to the same magazine which had published the controversial photo, Woman’s Day, for nearly A$200,000. This raised considerable controversy in that Lara would discuss for large profit a matter she considered serious enough to sue over and from which she claimed to be hurt.
While driving with a suspended license in Bondi, New South Wales on May 14, 2012, Lara was involved in a traffic incident with a female motorcyclist and fled the scene without exchanging details with the injured rider. Appearing in Waverley Court on September 18, 2012, Lara was fined $3,500 and received a further 12-month driving ban and an 18-month good behavior bond. She had previously lost her license because she had committed at least another 6 driving offenses in 2012. On the same license suspension, she was caught driving twice more in October and November of 2013 and was given a six-month suspended jail sentence.
Her Body Measurements
Lara stands 5 feet, 7 inches and possesses an hourglass 36 25 35 figure.