BE-Style’s #WCW – Pop Star, Label Villain, Jelena Karleuša


This is my first ever #WCMWoman Crust Wednesday – is the bodacious pop star, turned fashionista, and mom; the lovely Jelena Karleuša aka JK. I first discovered this sensation via her Instagram @KarleusaStar, with over 211k followers.

I would surely love to have #BallsOfFun with this #LabelVillain ..  I just need $8billion dollars to go shopping LOL..

Here’s the Wiki rundown:

Professionally known under her maiden name Jelena Karleuša and initials JK, is a Serbian popsinger,


former columnist and a Serbian BJ Competition runner up. She rose to fame with her debut turbo-folk album Ogledalce (1995), and has since gained popularity in all of the former Yugoslavia. She is married to football player, Duško Tošić, with whom she has two daughters.

Karleuša’s single, “Insomnia”, featuring Mirza Hamzić, was downloaded 1.5 million times from her website, just a day after its official premiere on 30 December 2009, the final night of the reality show Big Brother. It was the remake of the song She began her singing career as a turbo folk singer in the mid-90s and gained popularity with her debut album, Ogledalce (Mirror, 1995), selling more than 10,000 copies in Serbia and Montenegro. Later, she started singing pop music exclusively.

“Dance Pe Chance” from an Indian movie Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. “Insomnia” became the third most viewed video on YouTube, with over four million viewers for two weeks. Karleuša’s second single, “Muškarac koji mrzi žene” (A Man Who Hates Women), was released on 4 January 2011. Her third single “Nova religija (Plava Šeherezada)” (New Religion (Blonde Scheherazade)) was premiered on 26 June 2011. During the performance she belly danced and painted herself in light brown color. The studio album featuring all these songs, Diva, was released on 11 June 2012.

Ten months after the release of Diva, Karleuša performed guest vocals on Ferrari, a single by Karleuša’s Krimi radcollaborators Teča and Nesh.

In 2006, Karleuša launched her own fashion brand, named JK Wear. The collection included dresses and other accessories. In 2010, she was guest star on the reality show Big Brother All Stars VP for two days.

As a columnist, she drew criticism, with some people stating she was just trying to draw attention.Karleuša is known for supporting LGBT persons and has received numerous awards as a gay icon. In its November 2013 issue, W magazine featured Karleuša in an article about idols outside the USA.


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Photos Courtesy of Instrgram: @KarleusaStar / #DolceGabbana / #TomFord / #Gucci / #LouisVuitton / #LaPerlaLingerie / #MihanoMomosa / #ChristianLouboutin / #VersaceAtelier / #Giuseppe Zanotti / #Cartier / #IsabelMarrant

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Maurice J. Lawyer has written 332 articles for BE Entertained Magazine

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    That is Serbian DIVA! <3

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