Rita Ora Goes Punk & Talks Body Woes In Teen Vogue: “I Had Bigger Breasts, A Bigger Bum, And I Hated It!”
Color her badd! Gorgeous British singer and Roc Nation artist Rita Ora wigs out for the August 2013 issue of Teen Vogue.
Photographed by Richard Burbridge, the 22-year-old rocked neon hair during the shoot while modeling edgy fashion, including a Opening Ceremony jacket, a T by Alexander Wang top, Kenzo shorts, Bijules ear cuff, Eddie Borgo ring, Bulgari bracelet, and Stella McCartney shoes. And while the 22-year-old exuded all the confidence in the world on set, the budding fashion icon admitted she had a plethora of self-esteem issues growing up.
“There was a point in school when I was, like, thirteen, that I didn’t feel comfortable at all,” Ora confessed. “I matured more quickly than the other girls; I had bigger breasts and a bigger bum—and I hated it. I would get extra-tight leotards for my dance classes [to flatten me] because I was really ashamed of my body.”
Thankfully, it was Beyonce, the pop star wife of her mentor Jay-Z, that helped Ora appreciate her unique and demure looks. “At one point, I just woke up, like, ‘I love my boobs, I love my skin, I love myself,” she laughed. “And I’m going to get a leotard that actually fits because I can’t breathe!”
Check out photos from the edgy shoot below and head over to TeenVogue.com for more on the interview with Rita Ora in the August issue of Teen Vogue. Are you happy Rita ditched her signature blonde locks for a more colorful coif?