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Excess Baggage: Kate DeAraugo Had Full Body Lipo

Australian Idol winner Kate DeAraugo told the Sunday Telegraph that after she finished on Idol she had full body liposuction.

Doing that just sounds so painful. However her weight troubles have continued. She is now on the new reality show Excess Baggage which will be shown on Channel Nine in 2012.

She told the Sunday Telegraph:

DeAraugo, who sparked a wave of public support on the show when judge Kyle Sandilands said she had “tuckshop lady arms” in the 2005 season, had the procedure after the show.

“Nobody knew,” DeAraugo tells Insider on Queensland’s Whitehaven Beach, where she is currently filming Nine’s new reality body image show, Excess Baggage.

“It was full-body, some outrageous amount of incisions in my body and was just horrendous.”

The singer, 26, who currently weighs 100kg, said the pressure of her Idol win intensified the battle she’d suffered with her weight since age 15.

“I was in the spotlight, and I was hearing my career needed it. I put myself through liposuction because I thought that was the answer.

“There’s really nothing that I haven’t done to get skinny. I was always told life will be better when I’m thin. My weight has been something that’s that has traumatised me my whole life.”

DeAraugo released one solo album after winning Idol before joining The Young Divas, until 2008.

She signed with, then walked away from, Jenny Craig and her career went downhill. “It all turned to s***,” she explains. “I stopped working two years ago and decided to write and record an album, which has been waiting for 12 months.

“They can’t market it and I know it’s not my voice, it’s my look.”

It appears Kate never got much support from her management or record company after she won Australian Idol, however I think her issues for not having a successful career in music cannot not be all put down to her weight. She never had a lot of personality or star power, maybe Excess Baggage can revive her career.

November 27, 2011   27 Comments

Reality Tidbits – Sunday Wrap Up

Jessica Mauboy

Jessica Mauboy’s publicist muAst have been the only one working this week as every paper I picked up over the past few days there has been a story about her in it. Today was no exception with this article in the Sunday Telegraph saying she wanted to win three or four Aria’s this year.

Also she was mentioned in this article in the Saturday Daily Telegraph about Australians who will shape 2010. The Australia Idol runner up will be in a movie called Bran Nue Dae. She has also said she hopes to do further acting work.

In other Australian Idol alumni news Kate DeAraugo is actually dating producer and guitarist France Millo, they met when he was a “roadie” for the Young Divas. They have been dating three years, and are apparently close to getting engaged.

Guy Sebastian has also had a great year and he tweeted today “Desperate Housewives and Brothers and sisters are also using Like it Like That in the US!! Unreal!” and “Thanks to everyone for making Like it Like That the highest selling single of 2009!! Im blown away.”

Ajay Rochester is again getting bad PR because of alleged bad debts. This one is about a non-paid hairdressers bill. She claims it was meant to be a “contra deal” whatever that means. (Source Sunday Telegraph)

Susan Boyle the runner up of Britain’s Got Talent has the highest selling album of 2009. She also has said she would like to tour Australia this year. (Source Herald Sun)

Mark Holden thinks that new Australian Idol judge Jay Dee Springbett will get better. Somehow I doubt he will get a second season. There is no news yet on whether Australian Idol will get the go ahead this year. (Source: Herald Sun)

January 3, 2010   10 Comments

Anthony Callea Knows There Is Life After Idol.

Anthony Callea runner up of Australian Idol, career continues to soar. He was the support act for the much awaited Celine Dion in Melbourne last night.

This must have eased the disappointment of being eliminated from It Takes Two on Tuesday night.

Apparently there was a rumour that he and Celine were going to do a duet of his hit The Prayer, but that did not eventuate.

Speaking of It Takes Two apparently there was no love lost between Paul O’Brien, and Anthony Callea. They clashed behind-the-scenes. Anthony has said to have lectured O’Brien about taking the competition seriously.

Who Magazine speaks to Candice Falzone after her elimination.

While another Idol Alumni whose career is not going so well Kate DeAraugo, was seen singing in a discount clothing store at Birkenhead Point this week. When one of the Young Diva’s pop act songs came on the shop sound system – she obliged by adding some live vocals.

April 3, 2008   Comments Off on Anthony Callea Knows There Is Life After Idol.

Reality Tidbits

Australia’s Next Top Model’s Have Had Their Make Over – Leiden Got a Buzz Cut.

Leiden Kronemburger has appeared on stage at the Royal Easter Show with a buzz cut. Make-over week in Australia’s Next Top Model must have occurred. In the American series normally one of the model contestants will received the buzz cut.

Bianca from Cycle 9 was much improved because of the radical change.

The picture of the the new hair do is here. Other top modellers in the photo are Kristy Coulcher, Rebecca Jobson and Alyce Crawford.

For the before shot here is a group photo here.

Australia’s Next Top Model commences on Fox 8 on April 22.

It Take Two Jade McCrae and Paul O’Brien say Judges Want Them Out.
Jade McCrae has lashed out at the It Takes Two judging panel to protest at what they claim is unnecessary and unfair criticism.

The Daily Terror article said:

A normally composed MacRae couldn’t contain her anger backstage after the Channel 7 talent show aired on Tuesday night, infuriated by judge James Valentine accusing Home and Away star O’Brien of not wanting to be a part of the singing competition.
“I am so f . . king angry,” MacRae raved to Confidential. “We’re all for constructive criticism, but when they put him down week after week, it’s just not nice.

Normally I find it is the opposite with Channel 7 stars as they get a few bonus points to enable them to stay in the show so they can continue to promote their shows. Channel 7 is the master of the cross promotion.

Another Channel 7 personality was eliminated on Tuesday night Sara Groen the weather/news girl. An exit interview from TV Week is here.

Also another exit interview from Who magazine here.

So You Think You Can Dance Jemma Armstrong Can Expect Strong Support from WA.
Jemma Armstrong the Perth Latin American dancer can expect strong support, ie lots of vote from Western Australia.

I expect the Western Australian media will give her huge coverage over the next few weeks.
The West here has a small article complete with a very nice photo.

Will geographical voting push some of the contestants to the top 4? There does seem to be some advantage of being from an area where there are fewer contestants eg a smaller (population wise) state, or a large regional area.

It was rumoured in 2005 that the winner of Australian Idol Kate DeAraugo won the competition because of the strength of the Ballarat vote.

Also good news for fans of the Australian version of So You Think You Can Dance, Channel 10 have confirmed it will be shown again next year.

Article here.

American Idol – Exit article with Chikezie
Chikezie was the unfortunate singer to be eliminated off American Idol this week, at least he can take comfort in making the top 10 tour.

Here is an exit interview from EW.

March 29, 2008   3 Comments

Kate DeAraugo wants to drop the kilo’s

Australian Idol winner Kate DeAraugo is starting the new year like a lot of us with the resolution to lose some weight.

But lucky for her she will be paid for it, by signing up with Jenny Craig for their new ad campaign. She is filming the before ads in Melbourne now.

She wishes to shed 10 kilos as she thinks her pogginess is what is hindering her career! We could debate whether it is that or her voice.

Once she loses the weight she won’t be able to use that excuse anymore.

Story from news.com.au here with the obligatory shocking photo.

January 15, 2008   Comments Off on Kate DeAraugo wants to drop the kilo’s