Carmit Bachar

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Carmit Bachar is an American singer, actress, and television personality who is widely recognized as a former member of the multiplatinum, Grammy-nominated singing group The Pussycat Dolls. She was the group’s primary vocalist alongside Nicole Scherzinger and Melody Thornton. With the group’s chart-topping singles ‘Don’t Cha,’ ‘Buttons,’ and ‘StickWitU,’ she became a worldwide pop star. She also appeared alongside the Dolls in a number of episodes of the hit reality show The Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll. Carmit, a founding member of The Pussycat Dolls cabaret performance, performed as a singer and dancer alongside Pamela Anderson, Carmen Electra, Charlize Theron, and Paris Hilton, among others. She also appeared with the group in a number of films and television programs, including “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” “Las Vegas,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” After leaving The Pussycat Dolls, she joined the electro/pop band LadyStation. She has performed as a professional dancer and choreographer in numerous performances, and traveled as the “La Vida Loca girl” with singer Ricky Martin. Carmit, who was born with a cleft lip and palate, a common birth abnormality, underwent numerous surgeries until she was 18 years old. Throughout her youth and adolescence, she was bullied for her deformity; hence, she has always maintained that true beauty lies within. She is currently a spokesperson for the Cleft Lip and Palate Association.

Youth and Early Life of Carmit Bachar

Carmit Bachar was born in Los Angeles on September 4, 1974, and reared in Encino, California. She has Israeli, Dutch, Indonesian, and Chinese ancestry. Her mother was a dance instructor at Bancroft Middle School of Performing Arts, while her father performed alongside Elvis Presley and Marcel Marceau.

Carmit attended the Los Angeles-based Hamilton Academy of Music, where she studied music, dance, piano, and viola. She was an athletic girl who competed internationally as a rhythmic gymnast for ten years, placing fifth in the 1992 US Olympic trials.

Born with a cleft lip and palate, she endured multiple surgeries between the ages of six months and eighteen to rectify the deformity. Throughout her childhood and teens, her peers ridiculed her because of her defect, and some agencies encouraged her not to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.

Major surgery was performed on her for the last time when she was 18 years old. A bone from her skull was used to construct a bridge in her nose.
She quit school at age 18 to pursue a singing and dance career prior to joining The Pussycat Dolls.

Employment with The Pussycat Dolls

In 1995, Carmit Bachar joined The Pussycat Dolls. Choreographer Robin Antin formed the all-female American dance and burlesque ensemble in Los Angeles. Carmit was the first member to join the recording group after the group acquired a record deal with Interscope Geffen A&M Records in 2003, transforming the group into a music brand.

Carmit was one of the group’s three main vocalists, and she had lead roles in the hits from their popular debut album ‘PCD’, including ‘Beep,’ ‘Buttons,’ ‘I Don’t Need a Man,’ and ‘Hot Stuff (I Want You Back)’ The album, which was released on September 12, 2005, discussed feminism and romance and included sexual innuendo in its lyrics. She traveled with the band in 2006 and 2007 to promote this record, which sold millions of copies.

In March 2008, Carmit left The Pussycat Dolls to pursue other endeavors. Interscope Records published the group’s second album, Doll Domination, in September 2008, after her departure. The CD was met with a lukewarm reception.

Solo Projects of Carmit Bachar

Carmit Bachar was acknowledged as a dancer for her performance in the Nickelodeon Movies film ‘Good Burger’ in 1997. She also starred in ’13 Going on 30,’ ‘Along Came Polly,’ ‘The Scorpion King,’ and ‘Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.’

As a dancer, she has traveled and performed in numerous rock/pop concerts. She toured the globe with Ricky Martin in 1999 and 2000 as the “Living La Vida Loca girl.”

In 2001, she performed in the music video for “Rock the Boat” by Aaliyah. In the same year, she, Lee Cherry, Scarlett Cherry, and others founded Freedom, an underground nightclub where she performed “multi-genre cabaret.”

In 2003, she toured with the American rock band ‘No Doubt’ and gave live performances alongside Gwen Stefani. She appeared in over 21 music videos, including “Sexual Revolution” by Macy Gray, “Ain’t It Funny” by Jennifer Lopez, “Perfect Gentleman” by Wyclef Jean, and “Shut Up” by the Black Eyed Peas, among others.

In 2004, she was Janet Jackson’s backup dancer during the Super Bowl halftime show. She also danced for Beyonc√©’s concerts and appeared on her Live at Wembley DVD from 2004.

In 2007, Carmit Bachar was featured on the song ‘Lo-Down’ from the album ‘Soulfillapopkilla’ by Storm Lee. She also contributed backing vocals for the album ‘Big’ and the single ‘Beauty in the World by Macy Gray.

Carmit is a co-creator and producer of The Zodiac Show, an underground live performance event. She has hosted and performed at this event in some of Hollywood’s largest venues for several years.
In nightclubs in June 2009, she performed a song titled “Fierce.” The song was co-written by Jared Lee Gosselin, Kay Cola, and Che’Nelle, and produced by Jared Lee Gosselin.

In 2011, she formed the electro-pop trio LadyStation alongside DJ and producer Sammy Jay, releasing their debut single “Body In Motion.” In July 2012, the pair released the track “Motivation.”
In 2012, she released ‘Keep On Smiling’ as a solo artist under Voyeur Productions. In February of 2017, she released her debut single, titled “It’s Time.”

Major Effort of Carmit Bachar

A&M Records’ release of The Pussycat Dolls’ debut album, PCD, debuted at number five on the US Billboard 200 and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The critics praised the album’s dance-pop songs. In addition, it produced a trend that dominated the market for teenagers.

The PCD franchise consisted of PCD apparel, an interactive PCD Music Lounge, and The Pussycat Dolls Lounge at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.

Awards & Achievements

In 2006, the Pussycat Dolls were honored with the Mnet Asian Music Award for Best International Artist.

Carmit’s Personal Life

Carmit Bachar is engaged to Kevin Whitaker, her longtime companion. On September 18, 2011, the birth of their daughter Keala Rose. She remarked in an interview, “I was a little anxious before the birth in case my daughter also had a cleft lip or palate since I didn’t want her to experience what I did, but she was OK.”

She is an ambassador for Operation Smile, a worldwide children’s medical charity that aims to improve the health and quality of life of infants and adolescents born with facial deformities. She has founded her own organization, Smile with Me, to encourage and aid in the development of self-esteem in infants and adolescents born with cleft lip and palate.

Estimated Net Worth

American singer, dancer, model, actress, and showgirl Carmit Bachar have a net worth of $5 million. Carmit Bachar, who was born in Los Angeles, California on September 4, 1974, is best known as a former member of the pop/R&B group the Pussycat Dolls.

Bachar, who was born with a cleft palate, underwent her first operation at the age of six months, and her parents were informed that she would require an operation each year until she became 16 years old.


Carmit was chosen as one of FHM’s Top 100 Sexiest Women in the World for 2008.