Body on Me
I Will Never Let You Down
about Rita Ora
In what seems like the blink of an eye, Kosovo-born, London-raised Rita Ora has become one of the most globally recognized and successful women in entertainment. Signed to Jay Z’s entertainment company Roc Nation in her teens, she has released her debut #1 record Ora (2012) at 18; scored four consecutive #1 singles, including the Drake-penned “R.I.P”; joined forces with Charli XCX on “Doing It” and Iggy Azalea on “Black Widow”; become the Global Ambassador to Rimmel London; designed 15 Adidas collections that have been among the brand’s best sellers; collaborated on a line with Tezenis, and scored roles in the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, Fast and Furious 6, and Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw. “I wanted to be in control of my own destiny, creating my own empire, so I ventured into things I know I’m good at. It’s all in how you act, how you speak, it’s a psychology—you have to bring the goods,” Ora says.
Now, following her celebrated presence on UK television as both a coach on BBC’s The Voice and a judge on The X Factor UK, Rita Ora is making her mark on US Television. As the new host of VH1’s re-envisioned “America’s Next Top Model,” Rita embodies the show’s effort to discover not just a model, but a brand, ambassador and social media presence.