Aret Kapetanovic

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Aret Kapetanovic
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Emma Komlosy
Other names Emma Komlosy
Hair color Blonde
Title(s) MBGN 1996
Official website

Aret Kapetanovic[1] (born Emma Komlosy) is a British singer/songwriter, actress, model, and producer.

Early life[edit]

The daughter of entertainer Patti Boulaye and entertainment manager Stephen Komlosy,[2] Kapetanovic was raised in the United Kingdom, but briefly lived in Nigeria with her grandparents. As a child, she was a British Junior Backstroke Champion.[1] In 1996, while on holiday in Nigeria, Kapetanovic - then known as Emma Komlosy - became the first mixed-race winner of Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (her father Stephen is of Hungarian descent)[3] and represented Nigeria at Miss World in India. As no MBGN contest was held in 1997, Kapetanovic held the title for nearly two years.[2]

Career[edit]

After obtaining a Law degree from the University of Westminster in 2003, Kapetanovic ventured into show-business. She briefly worked for her mother as a back-up singer before co-producing the musical Sundance. In 2005, she was signed to Sony BMG as a singer/songwriter, and wrote and performed several songs, including "Into the Blue", which was used in the film Silence Becomes You, in which she had a cameo, and "Disconnected", which was recorded by Will Young.[2] [4] Prior to this, she had a modelling deal with Premier Model Management, and worked in fashion shows, music videos, and commercials.[5] She has since featured in some low budget movies including The Sea Change and Solomon with Ben Cross,[6][7] and sung with dance act Glide and Swerve.[8]

In 2013, Kapetanovic was a contestant on The Voice UK, but was not picked by the judges.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Now married, Kapetanovic is also a charity worker, and was event manager/organiser at concerts held by her mother's charity, Support for Africa, and a charity event at the Hackney Empire.[2]

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