Elle Varner serves sexy poses in a restaurant in the latest issue of BLEU Magazine. In between shots, the “Refill” songstress sat down for interview where she talked about being bullied as a child, her personal style, and her reaction to learning that First Daughters Sasha and Malia are fans of her music.
Check out excerpts from her interview below.
On being bullied…
“Music was my saving grace growing up. I was not an only child and had to constantly keep myself busy, but I was also teased a lot. I was heavy,nerdy, and happy …a perfect target for a bully. So I remember artists like Aaliyah, TLC, and even Spice Girls making me feel like I had these “friends” who understood me. I was also a huge fan of the 90’s Divas Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton, and Celine Dion.”
Her reaction to Sasha and Melia being fans of her music…
“I couldn’t believe it. I thought at first that it was just a rumor but then I watched and it was definitely real. I was shocked but also very
proud that the White House approves my music for their precious daughters to listen to. I made an album that simply told my story and that it could be appreciated by both a 14-year-old girl and that girl’s Mother.”
On her personal style…
“I would describe my style as fun, unpredictable, and unique. I wear a lot of bows and glasses as accessories. I hear people say all the time only Elle would wear that. I don’t wear things for shock value, but more to express how I’m feeling that day and in that moment.”