Get licked! Eye candy Rita Ora poses with lollipop and lashings of blood red lipstick
14:11 GMT, 6 August 2012
She's hot on Rihanna's tail to take over as the leading lady of RnB pop.
And Rita Ora's latest photoshoot certainly paints her in a cheeky light as she threatens to not only dominate the charts, but also magazine covers with her model good looks.
The 21-year-old looks striking in the kitsch picture, playfully sticking her tongue out to lick the kaleidoscope of colours on a lollipop, that appear even more vibrant juxtaposed with her lipstick.
Speaking to the British version of GQ magazine, the Sylvia Young Theatre School graduate said one of the perks of being famous is finally having her own space to move around in.
Get licked: Rita Ora creates a colourful pose with a lolly for GQ
She revealed: '(Growing up) I
shared a room with my sister and I had to not make noise when she was
sleeping. Now I have my own place, it’s like, I don’t even have to be
The peroxide blonde also explained why she chose to self-title her album, simply calling it ORA.
Rita continued: 'It’s my name but also ora in my
language means time, and it took me so long to do this album. Like three
The Hot Right Now songbird, whose
parents fled genocide in Kosovo the year she was born to start a better
life in the UK, was just 17 when she was signed by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation
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Speaking of her lucky break, Rita told The Sun: 'I was singing in bars in London and eventually someone put me in touch with Jay-Z’s right-hand man, Jay Brown.
'I sent him some music and he asked
me to fly to New York. I was two weeks away from my 18th birthday but
flew out there on my own.
'I was so nervous. But the good thing was that I didn’t know I was going to meet Jay-Z that night.'
She added: 'I walked into the room
and he was there. I was wearing a Run-D.M.C. T-shirt and my hair and
feet were wet because it was raining. I was tired and jet-lagged, it was not ideal.
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'I walked in, saw him and thought, “Oh, I’ve got to do it”. I just went “Hey” and held out my hand.'
And Rita continues to have nothing but praise for the 99 Problems icon, crediting his career tips with helping her progress.
She said: 'The best advice he gave me
was, “Have you see Chris Martin (Coldplay frontman) perform You know
it’s literally just him on a stage And he just rocks it out,” Jay told
'”You don’t need dancers and stuff around you.”'
Rita catapulted to fame in February, when she featured on DJ Fresh track Hot Right Now.
She then scored a No1 with R.I.P., with guest vocalist Tinie Tempah on the chart-topping hit.
Third single How We Do (Party) is due for release on August 12.
Rising star: Rita has already had two No1 singles, and hoping for a third with How We Do (Party)