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Funeral & Wake Services For Joanne Borgella

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Thanks to loyal Lunionsuite reader Hmystique for sending in the information for Joanne’s Borgella’s funeral and wake service this weekend.

I just called the funeral home and confirmed that the wake and funeral will both be at Frank E. Campbell, The Funeral Chapel. There’s a public and private wake on Friday and the Funeral is private to family members and close friends only on Saturday.

Wake Service:

Frank E. Campbell, The Funeral Chapel

1076 Madison Ave, NY 10028 (Near 81st)

Friday, October 24th, 2014

2:00pm-5:00pm (Open to the public) 

7:00pm-9:00pm (Private: Friends and Close Family)

Funeral Service:

Frank E. Campbell, The Funeral Chapel

1076 Madison Ave, NY 10028 ( Near 81st)

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 Service/Ceremony

9:00am (Private) Call Funeral Home With More Questions

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!

Gone Too Soon!!!❤️🙏💙 #JoanneBorgella #Lunionsuite #RIPJoanneBorgella #Haitian #Haitianamerican #Cancersucks

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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.

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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

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.