Joanne Borgella

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Joanne Borgella
Born(1982-05-29)May 29, 1982
OriginOyster Bay Cove, New York, United States
DiedOctober 18, 2014(2014-10-18) (aged 32)
Occupation(s)Singer, Vocalist, Model
Years active2008–2014

Joanne Borgella (May 29, 1982 – October 18, 2014) was an American singer-songwriter, jewelry designer and model. She was signed to Wilhelmina Models. She was the first winner of Mo'Nique's Fat Chance pageant as "Miss F.A.T." in 2005[1] and a top 24 contestant on the seventh season of American Idol in 2008.

Borgella died on October 18, 2014, due to a rare form of endometrial cancer that had spread to her brain. She was 32 years old.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Schapiro, Rich (17 February 2008). "Plus-sized 'American Idol' ambitions". Daily News. Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. Retrieved 2 October 2010.
  2. Editor-In-Chief, Stephanie Penn. "'American Idol' Alum & Plus Size Model Joanne Borgella Dies At 32". Archived from the original on 2015-07-23. Retrieved 2014-10-19.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)