Give me a C! Give me an H! Give me an R-I-S-T-I-N-A! What does that spell? SUCCESS! That is, if you're Christina Milian. The star of the upcoming "Bring It On: Fight to the Finish" (out on DVD Sept. 1) is on top of the pyramid this year. In addition to the cheerleading sequel, the 27-year-old recently became engaged to music producer The-Dream and is at work on her fourth solo album. It's obvious Christina is bringing it, which is why she's the focus of this week's "Star Gazing." Click on the image below to check out photos of the Cuban-American cutie and read on to get the deets on Christina's rise to fame.
Born Christine Flores, Christina began audition for talent agencies at the age of 9, securing small TV roles in "Sister, Sister," "Clueless," "Charmed" and "The Amanda Show." She first caught the music industry's eye in 2000, dueting with Ja Rule on his hit single "Between Me and You." She released her own self-titled album Christina Milian the following year in the UK, followed in 2004 by her American debut It's About Time. In between, the rising star landed a lead role alongside Nick Cannon in the teen comedy "Love Don't Cost A Thing," loosely based on the '80s flick "Can't Buy Me Love" starring Patrick Dempsey. Several more movie roles followed including Linda Moon, John Travolta's protege in the "Get Shorty" sequel "Be Cool" and a small role in "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past."
With her upcoming album Elope (is she trying to tell us something about her marriage plans?) due out later this year, the multi-talented singer-actress certainly has a lot to cheer about.