Rita Ora looks stunning in make-up free throwback photo posted by her mum

She's just released a new album

Rita Ora

by Anna Sky Hulton |
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Rita Ora has had an amazing year, she's released a number of highly successful hits, including 'For You' with One Direction singer Liam Payne, as well as her second album, 'Phoenix', which was released just before her 28th birthday.

Now, a new throwback photo of the singer, who is known for looking very glam when out and about, has surfaced on Instagram after her mum, Vera Sahatçiu, posted it. The photo shows Rita looking fresh-faced and almost unrecognisable, standing alongside her cousin, which her mum captioned, 'Art look what I found @artnavakazi (cousin)'.

Rita Ora
Rita Ora ©© Instagram/Vera Sahatciu

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Throughout the years, Rita Ora has had a number of striking looks, and this year alone she has had an amazing Grecian makeover for her music video for 'Girls', as well as showing off some bright red hair while on tour in Europe.

We caught up with Rita Ora recently where she was channeling her inner Marilyn Monroe. Looking amazing, with her shoulder length blonde hair, the pop star was wearing an all-in-one outfit with long sleeves which had gloves sewn into them!

It was Rita's birthday at the end of November, so we just had to ask her what her birthday plans were. Rita told Sarah-Jane Crawford that she will be "flying in the air" to Australia as she turns 28! What a way to celebrate! The pop star also revealed that she recently joined Leonardo DiCaprio to celebrate his birthday. We really wish we could have been a fly on the wall at that party!

Watch the full interview with Rita Ora below:

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