Rita Ora on Why You Should Love Your Body
Cosmo’s December cover girl talks body image, sexuality, and feminism.
On Ora’s recent breakup with DJ/producer Calvin Harris:
“It was the right guy at the wrong time. I was about to start a tour, and he was also all over the place. There’s only so much you can do when you don’t see each other. I really admire people who have long-distance relationships. It’s an incredible achievement. I couldn’t do it.”
On Iggy Azalea’s feminist anthem “Black Widow,” in which Ora is featured:
“As soon as I heard it, I was like, ‘This is the fucking song.’ Katy Perry cowrote it — it felt nice to have all women involved.”
On her sexuality:
“I’m very proud to say that I think about sex. It’s what everybody thinks about, whether they say it or not. For me, sex is a form of getting to know a person — feeling someone’s skin.”
On loving her body:
“You have to come to terms with loving your body. Stand naked in front of the mirror and say, ‘I’m fucking sexy.’ That’s where it starts.”
For more of Rita Ora’s exclusive interview and photo shoot with Cosmopolitan, pick up the issue on newsstands November 4!