Fantasia Barrino was born June 30, 1984 to her proud parents Diane and Joseph Barrino (Fonseca, 2006). She is a black American woman that was raised in High Point, North Carolina. She grew up in a Christian family home with a mother, father and two brothers. She attended church every Sunday and started out singing in the church choir at a very young age. Fantasia and her family traveled from city to city to perform and record gospel music. Music played a huge part in Fantasia Barrino family life. Majority of the family members sang gospel music as well as soul music. She attended Andrews High School during her teenage years. She won the American Idol title in 2004 after showing the world that she has a voice. Fantasia was raped at the age 16 and she felt so guilty that she dropped out of high school, also moved away from home and moved with a family friend. She felt so bad that she didn’t want to be around anyone but the family friend. She lived with the family friend until she had her baby girl by a preacher’s son who moved in with her during their teenage years to help her care for the baby. She had to get a job and to take care of the child and the boyfriend. Fantasia was abused by her child father for no reasons at all. Fantasia’s child father moved away from them after she couldn’t provide for him anymore. Her mother and father divorced from other before she becomes the American Idol. She stayed in touch with her mother and brothers but her father distanced himself away from her until she won the title American Idol. Fantasia saw the news flash that the try outs for the show were coming up and she dreamed on being there to see if she could be a winner in the music field. She and one of the brothers drove the hours to get to the try outs so that she could perform. Once they made it there it was an ok shock that she moved on to the next level. She had to go to another city for the second try outs and she didn’t make it...
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