Rita Ora is GLAMOUR’s brand new cover star for the big September fashion issue – and we think you’ll agree, the X Factor judge looks amazing.
The 24-year-old blonde beauty reveals all about how X Factor came about and how Simon Cowell could only be fitted into her busy schedule at midnight.
“Simon and I planned to meet and just chat. There wasn’t any pressure,” she said. “We could only meet around midnight ’cause we were so busy. So we met at his place in west London. We spoke about the changes in the show, about his goals and aims, and I started to agree with the changes that were gonna happen…. We had a two-hour conversation and I really liked his vision. And on that fact only, I looked at my diary, I spoke to my team because it is a lot of commitment. And having that responsibility of being able to change someone’s life is beyond pressure.”
Rita’s excited about the future though…
“It gets me emotional because I watch these kids performing in school and they’re already above me for even finishing school… It’s so inspirational, that’s why I do these TV shows.”
She continued: “It’s not about thinking, ‘Oh my God, I want to be on TV every Saturday night!‘ I’m a musician; I’ve built this bond with my team, with the music industry. I’ve worked hard to be involved with everything you see my name associated with. It doesn’t happen overnight, and I feel I have as much right to be on that panel as everyone does.”
See the full shoot and interview in the September issue of GLAMOUR, on sale Thursday 6 August 2015.