Dua Lipa’s pretty looks got viral…
Dua Lipa was born in London, England on August 22, 1995. Her parents had moved from Pristina, FR Yugoslavia, (present-day Kosovo) a few years before her birth. Her father Dukagjin Lipa is a marketing manager and lead vocalist for the Kosovan rock band Oda. Her mother, Anesa Lipa, works in tourism. Dua attended the Sylvia Young Theater School part time before the family moved back to Kosovo in 2006 when her father got a job there. Lipa attended the Third Millennium School in Pristina and it was there that she became a fan of the hip hop artists which influenced her music style.
Lipa started her career at 14 by posting cover songs on YouTube of her favorite artists such as Pink and Nelly Furtado. She was inspired by the fact that Justin Bieber’s discovery and fame were attributed to YouTube, and she aspired to do the same. When she was 15, she moved back to London with aspirations to become a singer. Lipa lived with a friend and studied at Parliament Hill School during the week and returned to study at the Sylvia Young Theater school on the weekends.
Dua worked various odd jobs, hostessing at restaurants and nightclubs, in order to earn money for her music lessons. She began working as a model for ASOS Marketplace when she was 16 with the hopes of meeting people who could launch her music career. However, she left the company when they told her to lose weight. In 2013, she made her screen debut when she starred in a TV commercial for “The X-Factor.” That same year, she signed a contract with Tap Management while she was working as a cocktail waitress. Tap Management offered her a monthly salary to leave her job and focus on recording music.