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Solo Normani on the cover of October BELLO magazine issue

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On being in a girl band: "[...]I remember dreaming of being in a girl group for as long as I can remember. I was influenced musically by nothing but girl groups growing up. I loved Destiny's Child, En Vogue, SWV, Xscape, TLC, Spice Girls, Danity Kane, the Pussycat Dolls and of course, the Cheetah Girls. I really thank these women for opening the door for the future for me and my bandmates. I noticed that this industry was typically male-dominated but women are taking lead in such a powerful way. It fills my heart seeing successful females."

On Simon Cowell: "[...]It amazes me that he is so receptive and open-minded for such a prestigious man that is successful at all he does. We are constantly reminded of how proud he is and his belief in us. I am thankful to him for crating Fifth Harmony."

On Worth It: "[...]The concept was originally created for a male but we lyrically made changes and placed it into a female's perspective. I really believe that the song captured a much wider demographic outside of our core fan base."

On their relationship with One Direction: "[...]Harry told us to always put one another first and protect each other.[...] They are a phenomenon and their music will live on forever. I was in the UK for my birthday and we all got to hangout that night. I had the best time."

On artists she looks up to, other than Beyoncé: I also look up to Jhené Aiko. I love the vibe of her music and lyrical content.[...] I always call these next three my queens that continuously slay my entire existence. Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna. I can't explain how much of an impact thay have had on me as a human and musically. I am inspired everyday and learn so much from these women. I am blessed to be able to see three women of color dominate at the same time and support one another.[...] I adore Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and Jennifer Lopez. I'm a huge fan of the 90's[...] I'm inspired by Aaliyah, Monica, Brandy, TLC, Toni Braxton and Tamia.

On a possible future as an actress: [...]I have every intention of making a crossover into the acting worldjust as I have established myself in the music industry.[...] I have much respect for the other four girls that helped me get to the place I am in now. I'm grateful and will continue to let everyone know how grateful I am. I have inspirations outside of the group but Fifth Harmony is my number one priority.

On the female actor that inspire her: "Zoe Saldana, Angeline Jolie, Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, Gabrielle Union, Angela Bassett, Emma Stone, Emma Watson, Taraji P. Henson, Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston, Viola Davis, Lupita Nyong'o, Rachel McAdams, Jennifer Lawrence and Kerry Washington. These are all inspiring women and have been the leading ladies in many fantastic films which is what I dream of accomplishing one day doing."









I don't really like this photoshoot, but I'm happy she's getting some exposure outside of the group! Encourage her and get the Octocer issue for the full article!


source: my reading skill x photos x bts
Tags: actor / actress, black celebrities, fifth harmony, magazine covers and articles
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