Chrisette Michele Declares Joseline Hernandez “One Of The Most Confident Women On Television”

July 16, 2014  |  

Tonight R&B Divas LA will take over television screens, picking off from the whirlwind drama that was the first season. For it’s second season, the returning cast members, Lil Mo, Michel’le, Chante Moore and Claudette Ortiz, will meet the newest diva duo, Chrisette Michele and Leela James. A new face to reality television, Chrisette Michele is an award winning Grammy singer-songwriter known for the humble, Buddha-like attitude she reflects on social media. In an exclusive interview with Jet Magazine, Christette gives insight on what viewers can expect from her :reality,” her first impressions of the other divas and who she believes to be the most confident woman on television, currently.

Her Thoughts On Entering The World Of Reality Television

I thought it was really important for my fans and new friends to meet me as a person outside of my lyrics. I’m really, really involved in my songwriting and the music I put out, but I am a lot more than just 3 minutes and 30 seconds of a record. I just wanted people to hear my voice outside of singing and outside of a tour bus.There’s a lot about me that you’re going to learn. You’ll see how I dress on a daily basis. I know that may not sound like a big deal, but to a woman, the way you put yourself together every day is a big part of who you are. You’ll see how I react under pressure. Usually, I have a manager to my left, a road manager to my right, a make-up artist behind me and maybe a publicist in front of me. Now, I have none of those things to depend on (laughs). I’m really all by myself.

Her First Impression Of The Other Divas

My first impression was about their outfits. I’m a girl who loves clothes, so the first thing I looked at was the make-up and hair. I said, ”Oh my god! These women wake up every freakin’ morning ready for a full-day photo shoot!” The make-up artists are with them every single day. I had brought my best friend out, who does my make-up, and said, ”I’ll have you come out for a week, and we’ll see what happens.” Next thing I know, I’m buying extra clothes…I mean these girls are dressed to the T, weave just done and everything! I’m definitely a flannel, skinny jeans, Ray-Bans kind of girl. Finally, I decided that I’m just going to wear red lipstick every single day, and keep it easy. Boom.

What Lil’ Mo Thinks Of Her

I’m really an introverted person. I spend most of my time in my house if I’m not on the road or literally inside of a tour bus or backstage. I usually revert to myself, but this time, I kind of had to step up to the plate. One thing that I realized about myself that I didn’t realize I do is read. I do read. Lil’ Mo brought that to my attention a couple of times. She said, ”Chrisette, you read people.” But I didn’t know I do that! I was raised to just say what I’m thinking. I didn’t know that was reading, so we’ll see what happens with that.

Who She Thinks Is The Most Confident Woman On Television

I don’t watch too much television, but I do watch – are you ready for this? – Love & Hip Hop. I really love Joseline. I don’t mean to, but she’s just so much fun to watch! She’s one of the most confident women on television. You cannot take that away from her. She makes you follow your heart and live on your particular edge.

Read Chrisette’s entire interview, here.

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