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E^ST Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

E^ST Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 55 kg
Year of Birth 1997/1998
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown

E^ST is an Australian singer, songwriter, and musician. She is best known for her EPs, Old Age, released on July 1, 2014, The Alley, released on September 18, 2015, Get Money!, released on July 1, 2016, and Life Ain’t Always Roses, released on October 26, 2018.

Born Name

Melisa Bester

Nick Name

E^ST, East, Mel

E^ST in an Instagram selfie as seen in December 2019
E^ST in an Instagram selfie as seen in December 2019 (E^ST / Instagram)


E^ST was born in 1997 or 1998.

Born Place

South Africa




Australian nationality


She left high school to focus on her music career.


Singer, Musician, Songwriter


  • Siblings – Imke Bester (Younger Sister). She also has an older brother.


E^ST is represented by –

  • Niche’s Talent Agency (Talent Agent) in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Goldie Management (Manager) in New Zealand


Indie Pop, Electronica


Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards


  • I Am East
  • Cap
  • Warner Music Australia
  • Parlophone Records Ltd.
  • Fueled by Ramen LLC




5 ft 7 in or 170 cm


55 kg or 121 lbs

E^ST with her dog as seen in March 2020
E^ST with her dog as seen in March 2020 (E^ST / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity


She is of Dutch descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown (Natural)

Eye Color

Dark Brown

E^ST in an Instagram post in August 2019
E^ST in an Instagram post in August 2019 (E^ST / Instagram)

Distinctive Features

  • Fuller lips

E^ST Favorite Things

SourceInstagram, Instagram

E^ST in a selfie in February 2020
E^ST in a selfie in February 2020 (E^ST / Instagram)

E^ST Facts

  1. She moved from South Africa to the Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia as a child.
  2. E^ST moved houses with her family more than 30 times.
  3. Her 1st memory is of herself and her older brother watching the movie Dinosaur (2000) while their uncle fed them hot dogs.
  4. She started taking music seriously at the age of 12 after her family bought her a guitar as a birthday gift.
  5. She was an opening act for Twenty One Pilots during the Australian leg of their Blurryface tour in 2016. They were her favorite band for a number of years prior to that event.
  6. In October 2018, she was an opening act for the local leg of the Pray for the Wicked tour by the band Panic! at the Disco. She also had “the biggest smile she’ll ever have in her life” when she met Brendon Urie, the band’s frontman.
  7. Her voice was once described as “there are a weightiness and resonance to it; a space in which pain can percolate”.
  8. She stated she never talks about her emotions in a person, and prefers to use music as a way to channel them.
  9. When she worked with Darius, a French artist, and producer, on their song titled Carried Away (2017), they had to use a translator because he wasn’t comfortable speaking English.
  10. One of her career goals is to perform in China.
  11. E^ST is good friends with fellow singers Young Franco and Gretta Ray.
  12. She has a pet dog named Oskar.
  13. As of June 2020, an artist she’d like to collaborate with is Rostam Batmanglij.
  14. According to her, the strongest emotion human can feel is discontentment.
  15. She is passionate about cycling, hiking, and mountaineering. She once climbed a mountain in her Dr. Martens boots to prove “pop-punk wasn’t dead.”
  16. If E^ST started a music festival, she would call it Sl*ts For Pizza. Her headlining acts would be the band Deftones, and artists Frank Ocean and Björk.
  17. Her spirit animal is an owl.
  18. When asked if she believes in magic, E^ST said “Does Solange Knowles count as magic? Because then, yes.”
  19. The most despicable thing she’s done is closing the doors to the elevator even though she saw the person running.
  20. The most heroic thing she’s done is going out of her car to get something in the middle of the night.
  21. If E^ST could pick 5 people to be part of her entourage, dead or living, she would pick Oscar Wilde, Ruthie Henshall, Neil Gaiman, Noel Fielding, and Viggo Mortensen.
  22. If she were a country, her national anthem would have been Bicycle Race (1978) by Queen.
  23. E^ST announced the release for her upcoming debut studio album, I’m Doing It, in March 2020. Its initial release date was June 12, 2020, but was delayed to July 17, 2020.

Featured Image by E^ST / Instagram

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