Lara Bingle (born 5 June 1987, Yowie Bay, New South Wales) is an Australian model who is best known for appearing on Fingal Spit in the controversial 2006 Tourism Australia advertising campaign So where the bloody hell are you?.
Bingle was born at Caringbah in Sydney's south, New South Wales. Her parents are Graham and Sharon Bingle, and she has an older brother named Joshua. During her childhood, Bingle stated she "Spent a lot of time at her local beach Cronulla, surfing with her father Graham," and describes her early life at the Australian beachside as "very grounding ... You could just be yourself."
After graduation, Bingle set off to live in Milan, Italy for over a year to pursue modeling. Bingle has been on the covers of OK! magazine, WHO magazine, NW, Famous, New Idea and Women's Day.
Bingle competed on the Nine Network's celebrity ice dancing show Torvill and Dean's Dancing on Ice, where she was the last girl to be eliminated, coming in sixth out of eight, 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.
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. She is currently the face of their new beach range.
Bingle signed up to Sydney's NIDA acting school to study in acting and presenting in 2008.
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