Lara Worthington

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Lara Worthington (née Bingle) (born June 22, 1987) is an Australian advertising model and media personality. She is known for appearing in the 2006 Tourism Australia advertising campaign So where the bloody hell are you?[1] Her own reality television series, Being Lara Bingle, premiered on Network Ten in June 2012, ending after one season.

Lara Worthington (née Bingle)
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Worthington in September 2012
Born (1987-06-22) June 22, 1987 (age 32)
Sam Worthington (m. 2014)
Modelling information
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Hair colourBlonde
Eye colourBlue

Early lifeEdit

Lara Bingle dropped out of school at 16 to move to Italy.[2] Her father died in May 2008 from liver and pancreatic cancer.[3]


Bingle in November 2011

Lara has been featured on the cover of Australian Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Grazia, Oyster and Cleo.[4] Worthington has also appeared in episodes of Home and Away as well as The Celebrity Apprentice Australia and Australia's Next Top Model.

Worthington competed on the Nine Network's celebrity ice dancing show Torvill and Dean's Dancing on Ice, where she was the last woman to be eliminated, resulting in coming runner-up in the series, and in the channel's ad for the 2006-2007 Ashes series. Nine re-hired Worthington in 2008 as a reporter for a new travel show, Holidays for Sale.[5]

Worthington signed a one-year deal in 2008 with international phone company Vodafone as one of their official ambassadors. Worthington signed a three-year contract (2008–2011) with swimwear brand Speedo.[6]

Since 2009, Worthington has been an Ambassador for Bowel Cancer Australia.[7] On 4 June 2010, Worthington officially launched the 2010, "Love My Family" ad campaign.[8]

In August 2010, Worthington announced that she had signed with US model agency Elite Models.[9]

Lara was announced as a contestant in the 2011 series of Dancing With The Stars.[10] The series began airing in May. She was partnered with Carmelo Pizzino. Following her elimination from Dancing With The Stars on 26 June 2011, Bingle told The Kyle and Jackie O Show that she was shocked and upset at having been kicked off the show, given her competitive streak.[11]

In December 2011, it was announced that Worthington had signed a development deal with Network Ten to star in her own reality television series. Ten commissioned a 10-episode reality television series. The series focuses on both Worthington's personal and professional life. For the series, Worthington relocated to an $8 million Bondi apartment in the hope of making the series more appealing for potential overseas TV buyers.[12] The series Being Lara Bingle premiered on 12 June 2012 to over 925,000 viewers, exceeding expectations, but met with mixed reviews from critics, resulting in the show only lasting one season.[13]

In January 2012, Worthington signed as a brand ambassador for coconut water brand H2Coco. Worthington appeared in a photoshoot in tropical Bali [14] to kick off the brands advertising campaign in Australia.

Lara has served as the face of Australian fashion chain Cotton On. In November 2014, Worthington launched a new tanning range called The Base.[15]

Other venturesEdit

Worthington announced in April 2011 a co-ownership in Growlers restaurant located in Torquay between her and Darryn Lyons.[16] The restaurant was sold in 2013.

In August, 2010 and March, 2011, Worthington co-hosted Australia radio show The Kyle & Jackie O Show.[17]

Personal lifeEdit

She has one older brother, Josh Bingle.[18]

On 10 January 2007, Sydney tabloid The Daily Telegraph claimed that Bingle and Australian cricketer Michael Clarke were an item. On 25 March 2008 it was announced that the pair were engaged after Clarke proposed in New York.[19] Clarke's public relations firm announced the ending of the engagement on 12 March 2010.[20]

On 18 October 2013, it was confirmed that Worthington was in a relationship with fellow Australian and actor Sam Worthington.[21] Worthington announced in 2014 that she was re-locating from Sydney to New York City.

The couple married in 2014 and had a son in 2015.[22] In 2016, Worthington and husband had their second child, another son.[23]

Legal problemsEdit

In May 2006, Worthington took legal action against EMAP Australia, who allegedly published photographs of the model without her permission in the 27 March 2006 issue of Australian men's magazine Zoo Weekly.[24] Worthington claimed defamation by the manner in which the magazine published the photos.[25][26]

On 2 March 2010, Worthington started proceedings to sue Brendan Fevola for breach of privacy, defamation and misuse of her image for the release of a nude photo in Woman's Day published on 1 March 2010.[27] On 4 March 2010 it emerged that Worthington and her agent Max Markson had sold her story relating to this nude photo to the same magazine which had published the controversial photo, Woman's Day, for nearly A$200,000.[28] This raised considerable controversy in that Worthington would discuss for large profit a matter she considered serious enough to sue over and from which she claimed to be hurt.[29][30]

While driving with a suspended licence in Bondi, New South Wales on 14 May 2012, Worthington was involved in a traffic incident with a female motorcyclist, and fled the scene without exchanging details with the injured rider. Appearing in Waverley Court on 18 September 2012, Worthington was fined $3,500 and received a further 12-month driving ban and an 18-month good behaviour bond.[31] She had previously lost her licence because she had committed at least another 6 driving offences in 2012.[32][33] On the same licence suspension, she was caught driving twice more in October and November 2013, and was given a six-month suspended jail sentence.[34]


Year Show Role Notes
2006 Torvill and Dean's Dancing on Ice Herself / Contestant Sixth contestant eliminated
2008 Getaway Herself / Guest reporter One episode
2008 Holidays for Sale Herself / Reporter
2011 Dancing With The Stars Herself / Contestant Seventh contestant eliminated
2011 The Celebrity Apprentice Australia Herself / Special guest Challenge 7
2011 Australia's Next Top Model Herself / Special guest Season 7; episode 11
2012 The Project Herself / Guest One episode
2012 Being Lara Bingle Herself 10 episodes


  1. ^ Murdoch, Scott (5 December 2006). "What did we get for $180m?". Adelaide Now. Retrieved 26 July 2010.
  2. ^ Patty, Anna (8 June 2010). "Lara Bingle wants her slice of Michael Clarke's fortune". Perth Now. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  3. ^ Allen, Rod (11 May 2008). "Bingle's father loses battle". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 11 May 2008.
  4. ^ "Sam Worthington's manager Jessica Carrera takes on Lara Bingle after burning through seven minders". "The Daily Telegraph Australia".
  5. ^ O'Neill, Marnie (13 April 2008). "Lara Bingle's new travel show". Retrieved 26 July 2010.
  6. ^ "Bingle's back with Speedo contract". The Sunday Telegraph. 13 January 2008. Retrieved 26 July 2010.
  7. ^ "Bowel Cancer Australia launches Love My Family Campaign featuring Lara Bingle" (PDF). Bowel Cancer Australia. 5 June 2009. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  8. ^ Rose, Danny (13 September 2009). "Bingle fronts bowel cancer campaign". Nine News. nineMSN. Archived from the original on 29 September 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2010.
  9. ^ "Lara Bingle now part of the NY elite". The Daily Telegraph (Australia). 11 August 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  10. ^ "2011 Dancing with the Stars Cast Revealed!". Yahoo7 TV. Archived from the original on 12 June 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  11. ^ "Lara Bingle Interview". The Kyle and Jackie O Show. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  12. ^ "Lara Bingle to leave luxury Bondi digs after filming wraps up for reality TV show Being Lara". The Daily Telegraph (Sydney). 29 May 2012.
  13. ^ "Sydney Confidential: Did Lara Bingle's TV reality show Being Lara Bingle portray her as simple surfie chick or femme fatale?". The Daily Telegraph (Sydney). 13 June 2012.
  14. ^ "Lara Bingle poses topless in advertising campaign for cocnut water brand H2COCO". The Daily Telegraph.
  15. ^ " gets ready to launch the base". 19 November 2014.
  16. ^ Murphy, Noel (13 April 2011). "Lara Bingle new co-owner of Growlers restaurant with Darryn Lyons". Geelong Advertiser. Herald Sun. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  17. ^ "Pop Poll: Lara Bingle Re-Invents Herself as a Breakfast Radio Show Host". Popsugar Australia. 18 August 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  18. ^ "Lara Worthington's brother Josh Bingle fined $300 for drug possession". Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  19. ^ Michael Clarke and Lara Bingle reportedly engaged
  20. ^ "Bingle and Clarke's engagement ends". 12 March 2010.
  21. ^ "Sam Worthington says he is smitten with new squeeze Lara Bingle". Herald Sun. 18 October 2013.
  22. ^ Anya Leon (27 March 2015). "Sam Worthington and Lara Bingle Welcome Son Rocket Zot". People. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  23. ^ Ellie McDonald (1 November 2016). "CONFIRMED! Lara and Sam Worthington have welcomed their second son". Woman's Day. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  24. ^ "Intellectual Property & IT Insights: Lara Bingle sues men's magazine – protecting personality rights in Australia". Clayton Utz. 19 July 2006. Archived from the original on 1 September 2006.
  25. ^ "Bingle bites back - sues men's mag". Sydney Morning Herald. 11 May 2006.
  26. ^ NZPA (8 December 2006). "'Where the bloody hell are you' girl goes to court today". New Zealand Herald.
  27. ^ Kerry O'Keeffe (2 March 2010). "ABC Sport - Bingle sues Fevola over nude photo". Retrieved 26 July 2010.
  28. ^ "How Lara Bingle rubbed away the stress of nude photos and Brendan Fevola before Woman's Day deal". 5 March 2010.
  29. ^ Meade, Amanda (15 March 2010). "Markson puts dollar value on Bingle's reputation". The Australian.
  30. ^ "Confidential:Lara Bingle could score $200,000 over nude picture scandal". The Courier-Mail. 3 March 2010.
  31. ^ "Magistrate Robbie Williams forces Lara Bingle off the road for a year". 18 September 2012.
  32. ^ AAP (18 September 2012). "Lara's bingle costs model her driving licence". The Age.
  33. ^ "Lara Bingle loses license over hit and run". CelebrityFix, September 2012. Archived from the original on 19 October 2012.
  34. ^ Emma Partridge (13 May 2014). "Lara Bingle given suspended jail sentence". The Age.

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