Meet Lara Bingle, the Australian model who just happens to be Australian Cricket player Michael Clarke’s girlfriend…err…fiance. See photos, video and a biography of Lara below.
Lara Bingle and Test cricket Michael Clarke are newly engaged, after Clarke presented Lara with a $200,000 4.7 carat diamond engagement ring while in New York. They have decided that they will wait at least a year before they marry.
Clarke asked for Lara’s hand in marriage while at the Rockefeller Center ice skating rink. They had just been on a horse and carriage ride through Central Park. He took the ring box out of his pocket, got down on one knee, and asked her to marry him. Lara, of course, was thrilled.
“There were tears running down my face, I was over the moon. I started leaping up and down, checking out my ring.”
Clarke asked Lara’s father, Graham, for permission to marry her before their trip to New York. They are hoping that Graham, who has terminal pancreatic cancer, will be able to walk her down the aisle.
As a biography, Lara Bingle was born on June 5, 1987 in Yowie Bay, New South Wales. She is 20 years old. She is widely known for her controversial 2006 Tourism Australia advertising campaign in which she says in the television commercial – “So where the bloody hell are you?”
Lara has had her fair share of controversy over the years. Photos of her were published in the men’s magazine Zoo Weekly, to which Lara took legal action against the mag for publishing photos of her without her permission.
On another occasion, nude photos of Lara were posted on the Germany’s GQ Magazine website. Lara said that photographer Gavin O’Neill “misued the shots”, which were taken when Lara was 18 years old.
Lara was involved with Carlton AFL payer Brendan Fevola, and she was blamed for the demise of Brendan’s marriage. Lara claimed that she had no idea that Brendan was married until she heard his baby in the background while they were on the phone.
It has been reported that Lara and Michael Clarke have been together as early as September 2006. They were engaged in March 2008.
Photo and Video of Lara Bingle ar below.