Tulisa Contostavlos was born in Camden Town, North London in 1988. She set up hip hop group N-Dubz with her cousin Dappy and friend Fazer and they released three albums before taking a break. X Factor beckoned next to Tulisa and she joined the show as a judge in 2011, mentoring the winning group, Little Mix.Tulisa’s private life has often hit the headlines, from her relationship with bandmate Fazer that lasted from 2010 until 2012, to the sex tape that showed her performing a sex act on ex boyfriend Justin Edwards. That Tulisa video caused a media furore and Tulisa recorded a video response that she posted on her YouTube account “Tulisaconto’, revealing that she was both heartbroken and devastated by the sex tape.She’s now working as a solo artist and has been confirmed as an X Factor judge for 2012. Watch this space!