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Haitian American Singer, Model & Former Idol Contestant Joanne Borgella Loses Battle With Cancer

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Sleep in Peace Joanne Borgella.

It was just last year that 32-year-old Joanne Borgella  revealed she had cancer and it had spread to her chest  via a Facebook video. Within that year, Borgella was adamant about sharing her health status with her fans and followers by releasing videos with updates on her progression.

All of Borgella’s videos were very hopeful, she was positive about beating the cancer throughout her cancer journey; she showed nothing but strength and determination to beat the disease. So this comes as a total shock  with the news of her death.

As a Wilhelmina plus model, recording artist, and reality t.v. star,  Borgella  took on an additional title as fashion designer with the launch of her new fashion line JBNY which premiered at Plus Night Out in 2013. Borgella’s other accomplishments include starring in Monique’s Fat Chance, Nuvo TV’s Curvy Girls, and American Idol contestant. – source

My prayers go out to all her family, friends and fans who are hurting over this unfortunate lost, Joanne  you will be missed!

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Former Americn Idol Contestant: Haitian American Model and Singer Joanne Borgella

Joanne Borgella (born May 29, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, jewelry designer and she is signed to Wilhelmina Models in New York City, Miami and LA. The first winner of Mo’Nique’s Fat Chance pageant as “Miss F.A.T.” in 2005and a top 24 contestant on the seventh season of American Idol in 2008.

Borgella, of Haitian descent, is originally from Oyster Bay Cove, Long Island, New York. At the age of 13 she attended Union School in Haiti where her father, Dr. Joel Borgella, ran for President in the 2006 presidential elections. Her father is the founder of Radio Tropicale, the first international Haitian radio station. Borgella went on to attend private school at the Academy of St. Joseph’s in Long Island for her last two years of high school and graduated in 2000. Her mother’s name is Paule Ford. She began singing at 3 and performing at 13 working in Bugga Basements with Wyclef Jean.


In 2008, she auditioned for the talent search reality television show American Idol. After successfully completing “Hollywood week”, she was chosen to be one of the top 12 girls and overall top 24 final contestant for the seventh season. Her musical influences are Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Alanis Morissette and Andrea Bocelli. She is currently modeling and working on music. Borgella was eliminated on February 21, 2008, along with Colton Berry, Garrett Haley and Amy Davis.


She is “Miss F.A.T.” 2005, and winner of Oxygen network’s number one show Mo’Nique’s Fat Chance season one. Borgella is represented by Wilhelmina Models 10/20 division in New York and Miami. She has been the face of Torrid, Ashley Stewart, Wal-Mart and Kohls department store and has ads featured in Seventeen, Essence and InStyle magazine to name a few. She is currently one of the faces of Procter & Gamble a new campaign that many are calling a “movement” directed at the African American woman, “My Black is Beautiful”.

Borgella appeared as a coach on MTV’s Made in 2011.


American Idol – Joanne Borgella – I Say A Little Prayer:




Another alumni, to the Ashley Stewart family is Joanne Borgella. Joanne is a familiar face to Ashley Stewart customers as she was a campaign regular after signing with Wilhelmina Models.

Nicki Minaj’s American Idol NYC Auditions Fendi

Nicki Minaj hit American Idol’s Season 12 auditions in New York City in head-to-toe Fendi.

Her lace-up colorblock booties feature calf hair, spazzolato Italian leather cap toes, chevron-stretch gore sides and 5″ heels. Nicki’s colorway isn’t available, but the red/olive/black/purple versions are up for grabs.

Singer Nicki Minaj arriving at the day 2 auditions for 'American Idol' in New York City, New York on September 17, 2012. Nicki and fellow idol  Mariah Carey are already feuding after one day of taping. Nicki is upset with Mariah for interrupting her while she critiqued a contestant

Singer Nicki Minaj arriving at the day 2 auditions for 'American Idol' in New York City, New York on September 17, 2012. Nicki and fellow idol  Mariah Carey are already feuding after one day of taping. Nicki is upset with Mariah for interrupting her while she critiqued a contestant

Singer Nicki Minaj arriving at the day 2 auditions for 'American Idol' in New York City, New York on September 17, 2012. Nicki and fellow idol  Mariah Carey are already feuding after one day of taping. Nicki is upset with Mariah for interrupting her while she critiqued a contestant

Rihanna Wear Dreads On ’2012 Idol Finale & Video

Singer Rihanna debuted her new dreads Wednesday night during the 2012 American Idol Final Results show. Rihanna performed her hit single “Where Have You Been” during the Finale. Earlier, Rihanna tweeted a pic of her new dreads extensions. Rihanna told her fans on Twitter.com she long wanted dreads since she was 14, but her mother wouldn’t allow it. Click on the link below to watch the video:

Rihanna ~ live on American Idol 2012, Winner… by HumanSlinky

- Via Sandrarose

Jennfier Lopez Wears Paco Rabanne & Joseph Diamond Zipped Pants

Jennifer Lopez was spotted arriving on the set of American Idol this week wearing a silver metallic blouse from the Paco Rabanne Spring 2012 collection styled with a pair of black Joseph Diamond Zipped Stretch-Twill Leggings-Style Pants ($495.00).

The rocker inspired pants feature a black stretch-twill, a mid-rise cut with an elasticated waistband and zip-fastening side pockets.  She completed the look with red Brian Atwood Cattiva Pumps ($.00) from the fall/winter 2011 collection. The pumps feature uniquely crafted studs and chains which pop against the delicate suede, a 5½” heel, 1¼ covered platform, leather lining and a padded insole.


Hit or Miss: Jennifer Lopez In Lanvin Snake Embroidered Dress

American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez was spotted arriving for a press conference in West Hollywood yesterday wearing a peach and black colored Lanvin Tricolor Snake Embroidered Dress ($6250.00).

The dress features long sleeves, a round neckline, Swarovski Crystal snake and a dual slider zip along the back. Jennifer completed the look wearing a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti Double Platform Pumps ($695.00) which feature a suede round toe double platform pump with an adjustable ankle strap, a 5″ heel and a leather sole.

Jennifer Lopez’s Zuhair Murad Spring 2012 Couture Dress and Christian Louboutin Pumps

Another Hit for JLO!

Jennifer Lopez wore a dress from Zuhair Murad’s Spring 2012 Couture Collection on the American Idol Top 6 to 5 Elimination Show. She paired it with $1,495 Christian Louboutin Picks & Co Pumps:Her mini dress is covered in paillettes and features a high-neck silhouette. Jasmine Tookeswore it on the runway. Her pumps boast crystal and spike embellished cap toes, lace, ankle straps and 4.7″ heels. – source



Jennifer Lopez Wear All Gold & Jimmy Choo Garland Pumps

J Lo was snapped arriving on set yesterday in head-to-toe metallic gold. The outfit – cropped long-sleeve top, shimmering tapered trousers and glittering  pair of Jimmy Choo Garland Pumps which  showed off her famous hourglass figure to full effect.

Hit or Miss: Jennifer Lopez Wears Hervé Léger Gunmetal Combo Selita Dress

Jennifer Lopez is not playing games, I love watching what she will wear next on the show. Lets just face it for 42 the bish is bad!!!!

 Jennifer hit the stage wednesday night showing off her killer bod in a Hervé Léger Gunmetal Combo Selita Dress from the Spring 2012 collection. The dress is not currently available online so you’ll have to call around for the price details (list of retailers here). She completed the look with what looks to be a pair of nude Giuseppe Zanotti Metal Back Sandals ($695.00) which features a leather open toe two-piece sandal with metal panels at back and thin adjustable ankle strap. As for JLo’s beauty details Mary Phillips, her makeup stylist, dished on her American Idol beauty products. – Fashionfiend