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Background information
Birth name Antonia Iacobescu
Born (1989-04-12) 12 April 1989 (age 28)
Bucharest, Romania
Origin Romania
Genres Dance, electronic, house
Occupations Singer, model
Instruments Vocals, guitar, percussion, drums
Years active 2009–present
Associated acts Tom Boxer, Vunk, Puya, Jay Sean, Holograf

Antonia Clara Iacobescu, professionally known as ANTONIA, is a Romanian singer and model. From the age of five years she lived with her parents in the United States. Antonia lived and grew up in Utah and the city of Las Vegas in Nevada, where she finished high school and got into the modeling world. She has participated in hundreds of photo shoots for catalogs while working with large agencies in the U.S., such as Lenz and Ford Models. Likewise, she has launched her own clothing line called MOJA.

Biography Edit

Early lifeEdit

Antonia was born on april 12, 1988 in Bucharest, Romania. She moved with her family from Romania to the United States when she was 5 years old. She grew up in Utah and Las Vegas, where she began modeling at the age of 10 and finished high school. At the age of 18 she moved back to Romania with her family. Soon after, she met producer Tom Boxer, who launched her music career with "Roses on fire". She has previously stated that the modeling experience has left a bitter taste due to rivalries between models.

Musical careerEdit

In 2009, Antonia recorded the song "Morena" with DJ/producer Tom Boxer. It was released in January 2010 and reached number-one in Bulgaria, Poland, and Romania. It also reached the top 10 in Hungary and Israel.

In 2011 , Antonia launched what is now the hottest r’n’b hit of the moment – "Marionette". This is a song with a very modern beat, that entwines club rhythms with profound r’n’b and soul sounds.

Antonia's 2013 song "Marabou" was written by Danish writer and producer, Thomas Troelsen.



At Own Eurovision Song ContestEdit

Antonia was chosen to be the representetive of Romania for two editions, in OESC #08, where she received 2nd place and in the second special edition, OESC #10, where she ended in 11th place, with her song "Marionette" .

Antonia will represent the country for a third time in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 19, after she won "Selectia Nationala 19". Together with the band Vunk she will sing "Pleacă". They went on winning the contest.

Antonia will represent Romania for a fourth time, together with Puya, in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 23, with their song "Hurricane".

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Elena Gheorghe feat. Glance
with "Mamma mia (He's italiano)"
Romania in Own Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Delia feat. Kaira
with "Pe aripi de vânt"
Preceded by
Grasu XXL feat. Ami
with "Déjà vu"
Romania in Own Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Alexandra Stan vs Manilla Maniacs
with "All my people"
Preceded by
with "O stea"
Romania in Own Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Andreea Bănică
with "Could u"
Preceded by
Elena feat. Glance
with "Ecou"
Romania in Own Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
with "Zaleilah"
Preceded by
Alexandra Stan
with "Lemonade"
Romania in Own Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
with "Something new"
Preceded by
with "Endless"
Romania in Own Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Alexandra Stan
with "Lemonade"
Preceded by
Hungary Gigi Radics
with "Over you"
Winner of Own Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
San Marino Valentina Monetta
with "Crisalide (Vola)"
Preceded by
Emmelie de Forest, Christopher Nissen and Medina
Presenter of Own Eurovision Song Contest
with Andrei Leonte and Inna
Succeeded by
Kati Wolf

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