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Rita Ora is a rising British songstress who arrived on the scene back in 2009. After signing with one of the most recognizable names in the industry, she’s been gaining more fame and popularity over the past year. Interested in learning more about this red-lipsticked star? We’ve created a list of 10 things you probably didn’t know about Rita Ora. You may be surprised to find out she has no African ancestry.

1. Rita Wasn’t Born in the UK

The 23-year old pop star was actually born in Pristina, Kosovo, in Southeastern Europe. Rita moved to the UK just before her first birthday. She is of Albanian descent and admits to being able to speak a bit of Albanian.

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2. Rita Attended This Prestigious Performing Arts School

Rita attended the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School in the Marylebone area of London where she studied music. Rita has said that she was not a very obedient student during her school days and did not always follow the rules. Other notable alumni of this school are Amy Winehouse and Nicholas Hoult.


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