Who is Lara Worthington?
Lara is an Australian model and media personality, perhaps still best known for her appearance in the 2006 Tourism Australia advertising campaign “So Where the Bloody Hell Are You?”, and for her own reality TV series “Being Lara Bingle”.
Lara Worthington Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Lara Bingle was born on 22 June 1987 in Caringbah, New South Wales, Australia, the daughter of Graham and Sharon Bingle – her father passed away in 2008 from liver and pancreatic cancer.
She attended the local school in her hometown, but dropped out at 16 years old and moved to Italy.
Before becoming an internationally famed model, Lara worked in Australia. She started by appearing on the cover of several Australian magazines, including Harper’s Bazaar, Oyster, Cleo, and Elle, among others.
Her career progressed, as she even appeared in the famous Australian soap opera “Home and Away”. Next, she was seen in the show “Celebrity Apprentice Australia” and then “Australia’s Next Top Model”, which helped her immensely in her career.
Rise to Prominence
Lara rose to stardom in 2006, when she participated in the ice dancing show “Torvill and Dean’s Dancing on Ice” on the Nine Network. Lara was the last woman to be eliminated, showcasing some talent, which earned her a spot in the channel’s 2006-2007 Ashes series.
In 2008 she was the reporter for Nine Network’s travel show “Holidays for Sale”, and the same year she became an ambassador for international phone company Vodafone.
She continued to line up success after success, and signed a three-year deal with swimwear brand Speedo. Moreover, in 2009 she became an ambassador for Bowel Cancer Australia, and in 2010, started the ‘Love My Family’ ad campaign.
Next, she signed a contract with US agency Elite Models, while in 2011, she joined the cast of the dance competition show “Dancing with the Stars”, teaming-up with Carmelo Pizzino, but the two were out of the show after only a couple of weeks. Nevertheless, her appearance helped her career, and in late 2011, she signed a deal with Network Ten to star in her own reality TV series.
“Being Lara Bingle” premiered on 12 June 2012 to more than 925,000 viewers. Though it exceeded expectations, the series was canceled after only one season following mixed reviews from critics.
She continued her modeling career, and in 2012 she was the brand ambassador for H2Coco, while in 2015, she did the ‘Today I Am’ campaign for Westfield. Moreover, in 2017 she represented Tiffany & Co and has launched her own tanning range brand, The Base, which has since become not-for-profit, and re-branded as Share The Base.
To speak further of her accomplishments, Lara was announced as a beauty ambassador for the Australian vitamin and beauty company, Swisse.
According to sources, Lara Worthington’ has wealth estimated at $7 million, as of late 2022.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Husband, Children
Lara was in a relationship with Australian cricketer Michael Clarke from 2007 to 2010. The two became engaged in March 2008, but broke up two years later.
She began dating Australian actor Sam Worthington in 2013, and she moved in with him in New York City in early 2014.
The couple married on 28 December 2014 and have since welcomed three children, all sons, Rocket Zot and Racer, born in 2015 and 2016, respectively, and River, who was born in 2020.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Lara Worthington has blonde hair and blue eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 6ins (1.68m), weighs approximately 115lbs, with vital statistics of 36-25-35, and bra size 34C.
When in March 2010, Brendan Fevola published her nude photo in Woman’s Day magazine, she launched proceedings to sue him for privacy breach, misuse of her image, and defamation. However, it was later revealed that she and her agent Max Markson had an exclusive interview for the same magazine, for which they were paid A$200,000.
To speak further of her legal problems, Lara was caught driving without a license, hitting a motorcyclist and fleeing the scene, and committing several other offenses. This ultimately led to a six-months suspended jail sentence in late 2013, after she was caught twice more driving with a suspended license.
Lara Worthington Husband, Sam Worthington Short Bio
Samuel Henry John Worthington was born on 2 August 1976, in Godalming, Surrey, England, the son of Ronald W. Worthington, a power plant employee, and his wife Jeanne J., a housewife. The family moved to Perth, Western Australia, when Sam was just six months old.
He went to John Curtin College of the Arts, a school that specializes in the dramatic arts. However, he didn’t graduate, and when he dropped out of school, his father gave him $400 and a ticket to Cairns, Queensland, almost 3,000 miles away, or 4,000kms, telling him to ‘work his way home.’
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Sam worked in construction, and held several odd jobs, eventually finding a flat in Sydney and working as a bricklayer. Nevertheless, his dreams of becoming an actor never subsided, and he auditioned for the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney.
He was admitted, and even received a scholarship for his studies. Sam made his acting debut in 2000 as Dunsmore in two episodes of the TV series “JAG”. He continued his career with a string of minor roles, until his breakthrough in 2004 as Joe in the award-winning romantic drama film “Somersault”, co-starring Abbie Cornish and Lynette Curran.
Sam continued with popular roles such as PFC Lucas in the film “The Great Raid” (2005), then as Macbeth in the modern retelling of the Shakespearean drama “Macbeth” (2006). It was in 2009 that he secured the role of his career as Jake Sully, a paraplegic former US Marine who is sent to wage war between humans and the indigenous Na’vi people of the moon Pandora, in the epic science-fiction film “Avatar”. The film became the highest-grossing film of all time, and made Jake a star.
Since then, he’s been featured in several other popular projects, including “Clash of the Titans” (2010), “Sabotage” (2014), and “Fractured” (2019). He is set to star in the ‘Avatar’ sequel, scheduled to premiere on 16 December 2022.
According to sources, Sam Worthington’s net worth is estimated at $30 million, as of late 2022.