Jessie J looks bold and beautiful in her colorful spread for the latest issue of Glamour magazine. For the shoot, the “Laserlight” siren rocked bright colors and an array of technicolor makeup, accessories and nail polish. Below, the Brit opens up about her sexuality, why she barely drinks and her goal to gain weight this year. (Maybe Jessie can team up with Rihanna and make all that eating a joint effort.)
:: On why she wears wigs: “When you have half an hour to be ready at four o’clock in the morning, you don’t have time to get up and glue in extensions or blow-dry your hair. A hairdresser who did my hair said, “You, my darling, have something that we call ‘successful’ hair,” which is basically battered hair that’s split and falling out in the back because you’ve had to blow-dry it every day. I don’t want my hair falling out, so I wear wigs!”
:: On maintaining a healthy lifestyle while on the road: “I never complain that I’m tired, because I know as soon as I get a good nine hours’ sleep, I’m cool. That’s not ever that far away. With regard to eating, this year I want to gain weight, so I’m trying to eat as often and as much as I can. Last year there were days where my team and I would be so busy, we wouldn’t be able to have a decent meal.”
:: On why you won’t find her drunk and dancing on a table: “I’m not really the party person. I don’t “become myself” once I’m drunk. I don’t use alcohol to be happy. I’m young, and having one drink is [enough]. My [calendar] is just unreal at the moment. I don’t have time to be tired!”
: On being labeled a bisexual: “The frustrating thing is that if I was with a guy right now, I’d be [considered] straight. But if I was with a girl, I’d be ‘gay’. When I was with my ex-girlfriend, I used to take her around and say, ‘This is my girlfriend.’ People would be comfortable with it because I was. That’s what annoys me about the media. I’ve never tried to make [my sexuality] something that’s going to put me in newspapers or magazines. I’m never, ever going to let it be something that sells my music. Sexuality shouldn’t define you. It should be part of who you are. At the moment I’m single, and I’m happy and learning about myself. Music is the love of my life right now.
For more from Jessie’s interview head here.