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Kent’s Finest: A Few Famous Stars From The County Of Kent

What makes the stars, stars? And, how can we replicate their success? What do we have to do to be as talented and loved as they are? Is it up to us to sell our souls to Rock n’ Roll or grow up as a child actor? Well, that might not be entirely possible and those days may be over. However, you can start by implementing healthy habits into your lifestyle. After all, the famous are simply regular people who are exceptionally good at what they do. Ensuring that you live a balanced and nutritious life is a great place to start. Though it won’t automatically turn you into the next Jagger or J.T., it will leave you feeling stronger and more inspired to do what you do best. Supplements are an essential source of nutrients that can be used to give you a quick and effective health boost. Just bear in mind that not all products were created equal. Review Critic is an amazing resource to help you find the best supplements on the market so that you don’t waste money on something that doesn’t work.

With your physical health in tip-top shape and your mental health clearer than ever, you can start living life to the best and achieve your wildest dreams. Don’t let the fear of failure hold you back, you can do just about anything you truly set your mind to. So, here’s a list of only a few of Kent’s many stars of the world. Let these fine few be a shining example and inspiration for you to achieve your goals!

Ellie Goulding

Elena “Ellie” Jane Goulding was born in Hereford and it was here that she spent some of her early life developing a love for music. She started playing the clarinet at 9 and picked up the guitar at 14. At the tender age of 15, she already began writing her own music. While these early years played an important role in her musical development, she made her big break once she moved over to Kent. Ellie enrolled in drama, politics, and English courses at the University of Kent. The young woman was exposed to enticing new music, as one is when they experience the freedom and diversity of college. She took a particular interest in new age electronic music. Jamie Lillywhite, of Turn First Artists, first caught a glimpse of Ellie’s talent during a university talent contest. Ellie was called in to perform for the head of Turn First at the time, Sarah Stennett. Stennett was blown away, instructed her to leave college, and set her up with a place in West London. Ellie’s manager, Lillywhite, and newfound industry connections would help thrust her into the limelight. She was introduced to Starsmith, a successful producer, and together they created Lights. Little did Ellie known that the debut album would become a number one charting record in the UK.

Mick Jagger

Despite his rocky relationships and questionable antics, Jagger is undeniably one of the greatest musicians around. But before he became a Rock n’ Roll legend, Jagger was an unassuming young boy from Dartford, Kent. Jagger’s mother was a hairdresser and his father was a teacher. He was brought up to follow in his father’s footsteps, however, Jagger loved to sing as a child. The young boy attended Wentworth Primary School, Dartford and it was here where he met bandmate, Keith Richards. Jagger eventually moved to a separate school and they would not see each other for years. However, the two bumped into each other at a Dartford railway station in July 1960. They shared in their interest and love of blues and, despite all odds, would form a relationship that would lead to a band which would change the history of Rock n’ Roll music forever; the Rolling Stones.

Orlando Bloom

Kent is not short of musical talent, but, neither is it lacking in acting quality. Orlando Bloom hails from the historic cathedral city Canterbury, Kent. The newborn at the time was named after Orlando Gibbons, a 16th Century English composer. Orlando’s father was a Jewish South African anti-Apartheid novelist who passed when he was a young 4 years old. Orlando’s mother, Sonia Constance Josephine, encouraged the young man to take up performing arts after discovering that he was dyslexic. His love of drama and acting would eventually take Orlando away from Kent, to London, where he studied Drama, Photography, and Sculpture at Fine Arts College. The boy, born and bred in Kent, would go on to become a renowned and prestigious Hollywood actor.

These three popular names make up but a fraction of the exceptionally gifted stars that have come from Kent. There are many more notable people from the charming county and they should serve as a little inspiration for you to chase down your dreams!

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