Actress and singer Christina Milian is the latest cover star for RollingOut magazine.
The 34-year-old entertainer leaves little to the imagination in her photo spread for the magazine. Her interview sheds light on her current projects, how she keeps her body in shape and more.
See excerpts below.
On her clothing line: We Are Pop Culture is my clothing line for women that started with just T-shirts. The clothing line is urban street wear. It’s for women that feel confident in their own skin, and want to express themselves. The whole idea is to play with modern pop culture and previous pop culture using art, and sayings. I also have a few unisex pieces for the guys, but I really want to focus on being great at clothing for women.
On her TV show: Production companies have been approaching my family for over 10 years. I was pretty much down for it, but it took me a long time to convince my mom to do it. To me, I thought it would be great for branding, and it would be a great opportunity for fans to really, truly get to know me. I would also have my own voice. Sometimes, you do an interview and only a portion of the interview is included and people [form] assumptions. You read blogs all day and they think they know your life based off of what other people are stating about you. I felt like by doing “Turned Up,” it was something for my fans. It would be a great outlet for me to come out musically, and really step up my game. It’s been fantastic … I think it’s great to show vulnerability; it’s great to show your mistakes: how you get through them, and how you make them better. I’m a strong believer in evolving, [and] I think I’m just like any other woman when it comes to a lot of things. I wasn’t afraid to show it.
On staying in shape: I just try not to overthink it. What I tend to do when I’m ready to get back in shape and tighten up is to cut the carbs. French fries and rice are two of my weaknesses, so when those things start kicking in, your stomach makes space for more food. When I cut those things out, my appetite goes down, I listen to my stomach: if it says I’m full, I’m full. When you can fit in a workout, do it … even if it’s outdoors. I like to go hiking in the hills, just any kind of movement. I like to do a good 20-30 minutes of cardio and sit-ups (do them until you’re tired). I used to do like 100 a day.
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