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Mario Bonds from "The Glee Project" is one of the contestants in Season 2 of the Oxygen reality talent competition series vying for a recurring role in FOX's "Glee." He grew up in Lanham, Maryland.

Mario Arnauz Bonds, a singer/song writer, has been performing in school concerts, gospel and chamber choirs, and at Washington DC area churches for nine years. He was born with Morning Glory Syndrome, which ultimately caused him to go totally blind at the age of nine. Despite his disability, he can
Mario Bonds in "Glee Project"
Mario Bonds Glee Project
also dance, act, and play the piano, guitar and drums. When Mario, a triplet, was an infant, his mother passed away. With his father out of the picture, his grandmother took him and his siblings in. 

Mario Bonds attended several different schools, due to moving around a lot, and at each school he attended he did everything he could to assimilate with sighted students. He believes music has healing powers, and his love for the performing arts sustained him through the tough times. Mario does motivational speaking, comedy, impersonations and is a voice-over artist. He dreams of publishing his autobiography and landing a recording contract. Mario originally auditioned for "The Glee Project" online and at the New York City open casting call.

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Age: ∼28 years old
Full Name / Real Name: Mario Arnauz Bonds
Hometown: Lanham, MD

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