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Bill Kaulitz -Teen Star
Vocalist of the band “Tokio Hotel” and twin brother of guitarist, Tom Kaulitz; born September 1, 1989 in Leipzig, Germany. He is younger than brother Tom by just 10 minutes and in spite of being identical twins, their appearances are different due to their attention-grabbing fashion styles: Bill carries a rock style while Tom’s style is hip-hop.
At age 5 both brothers took part in a movie in Germany and only 7 years later they got eyebrow and tongue piercings. All that with their parents’ approval, Simone and Jorg Kaulitz, who separated when their sons were barely infants.
At 12 years of age, Bill got a tattoo on the lower part of his neck with the logo of Tokio Hotel, which he did keep as secret, in spite of having open minded and completely liberal parents. Hence while celebrating his 18th birthday he got another tattoo with the word “Freiheit 89″ on his left forearm.
In 2001, thanks to a bet with his brother Tom, Bill Kaulitz entered a German kids competition “Kinder-Star-Search”, where kids imitated their favorite artists, and this is how, singing “It’s Raining Men”, the band was discovered in 2003 by producer Peter Hoffmann. Sony BMG finally signed “Devilish”, and changed the name to Tokio Hotel. However, shortly before the release of their first album, Sony canceled the contract. In 2005, it was Universal Music Group who signed Tokio Hotel and worked to launch them to stardom.
In 2008, on their “1000 Hotels” tour Bill had surgery to remove a cyst on the larynx, fortunately the procedure was successful and he only took one month to recover. In 2009, he decided to change his (lion) mane for black and white dreads, and now changed those for a punk rock mohawk. An all around rowdy (loud) individual, has become our teen star, who without a doubt will continue to earn more success than what he’s already achieved.
Bill Kaulitz Trümper
Hair: even though his real hair color is light brown, nowadays he sports it jet-black
Favorite Singer: Nena
Bands: Aerosmith, Stereophonics, Green Day, Coldplay and Kings of Leon