HOT & SEXY FOR THE NEW YEAR: SELEBRITY
A dancehall queen is a very talented yet captivating young lady who reigns over the dancehall. She captures everyone?s attention the moment she enters a room with her outrageous, and very often skimpy, style of dress. The sound selecta announces her entrance to let everyone know that the vibes are about to drastically increase.
She completely takes over as soon she steps her thigh high boots onto the dance floor. All eyes are on her as she moves and contorts her body to the banging dancehall rhythm whether she is on her feet, on her head, or stretched out across the floor. She knows the latest styles and steps all while adding a little sex appeal, usually shocking onlookers by her uninhibited actions. The men want to get with her, the women want to be her ? if only for one night. Dancehall queens are not found only in Jamaica anymore with the rise and popularity of reggae music and culture. Not only can you find them throughout the rest of the Caribbean, major U.S. cities, and Canada, but also Japan, Russia, Sweden, Germany, and anywhere reggae and dancehall culture strongly dwells. One can see an international line up of these ambitious ladies competing for the coveted title in the official Dancehall Queen Competition given by Big Head Promotions in Montego Bay, Jamaica every year. With the ongoing effort to increase the dancehall reggae vibes in the city, Reggae Gurlz Entertainment has nominated a young lady to be Detroit?s First Dancehall Queen. Usually dancehall queens win their crown in a heated dance competition or by naming themselves as such. It was extremely difficult to find anyone to step up to the challenge. Surprisingly, a lot of dancehall lovers in Detroit are a little shy or too stoosh to compete for such a title. If they weren?t either of those, they simply could not dance. But low and behold, all is not forsaken! After an intense citywide search, a dancehall queen has been found and her name is Selebrity. Here is what she had to say?
RGE: How does it feel to be crowned RGE?s First Detroit Dancehall Queen?
Selebrity: I feel honored to have the title. I was a bit surprised, but very flattered.
RGE: What inspired you to accept the nomination to be dancehall queen?
Selebrity: Age. I didn?t want to put an opportunity like this off. I want to do it while I still have my youth. The integrity and reputation of the Reggae Gurlz in the community also made me want to do it. And your approach and reasons for believing I should be given the title.
RGE: What are you going to offer the city of Detroit now being crowned Dancehall Queen?
Selebrity: I?m going to offer hot dancing and sex appeal. I also plan to personify the things that Detroit is known for like clothing, hair, and nails.
RGE: What responsibilities do you feel are associated with being a dancehall queen?
Selebrity: To represent the culture in high regard. To always give the people what they want to see, to remain focused, and at parties and clubs to keep it hype.
RGE: How would you compare yourself to the big name dancehall queens like Stacey, Junko, and Mad Michelle?
Selebrity: We all have the same feel for the music, feel for the vibe, and our own individual flair. We?re all captivating in our own way.
RGE: Are you looking forward to the different challenges ahead as far as national competition? What about defending your title here in Detroit next year?
Selebrity: Yes, I?m looking forward to it. I?ve been ?in the scene? for a long time, and I think for some people it was a surprise that I was chosen to be Detroit?s Dancehall Queen. But the haters keep hatin?, and for the people who are down for me, to keep it one love. So in other words YES, I am looking forward to see who will challenge me for my title.
RGE: What qualities do you posses that you feel made us select you?
Selebrity: Personality. I?m not hard to approach and I?m not overly intimidated. When I dance, it comes from the rhythm of the music. You can teach steps, but you can?t teach rhythm. You were able to see my sincere love for the music and not somebody trying to show off.
RGE: How would you describe your personality?
Selebrity: Spontaneous! Crazy, sexy, cool, outgoing and vibrant!
RGE: What makes you different than any other young lady that could have been named Dancehall Queen?
Selebrity: I think it?s the fact that I?m not associated with anybody. That is what makes me stand out. I?m not part of any clique except for my family.
RGE: What changes have been made in your life since you became dancehall queen?
Selebrity: I noticed a couple more people in the clubs or at parties speak to me that never had before. I also notice a few more grimaces.
RGE: How would you describe Detroit?s dancehall scene?
Selebrity: It?s totally underground, because you might have people who know certain songs from the radio stations or videos. The may look at going to a reggae club or reggae night as something exceptional and not something they would do on the regular.
RGE: Have you experienced the dancehall scene in other cities and how would you describe the difference?
Selebrity: I haven?t really seen a lot ? just Dallas and Virginia. In Dallas (I don?t know if it was just this particular club), it was underground like it is here. In Virginia, it seemed to be more the norm. It seemed more popular like the Hip-Hop or R&B clubs are here.
RGE: How long have you been dancing?
Selebrity: I was told since before I could walk.
RGE: Who are your dancing influences?
Selebrity: My family really. My grandmother, grandfather, auntie, and cousin. As far as famous influences, Michael Jackson and Tina Turner.
RGE: What do you do when you are not dancing?
Selebrity: I?m a makeup artist, and I work at Salon DNA at 17196 Wyoming, just north of 6 Mile. I provide services like lashes, eyebrow arching, body art, facials, makeovers, full body waxing, etc.
RGE: Where can we check you out next?
Selebrity: There?s no telling where I?m going to be. People can see me on www.detroitreggae.com or just look everywhere!
RGE: How does if feel to be affiliated with Reggae Gurlz Entertainment?
Selebrity: If feels good! It feels different, but the same time good. As I said before, I like your integrity and reputation in the community and how cool y?all are. But it feels different to be associated with a group. But y?all flavor is real flattering.
RGE: Is there anything else you would like Detroit and your future fans to know?
Selebrity: I want to big up God for giving me rhythm and being able to express that physically. I also want to big up my Auntie Teresa, cousin Augustine, my Salon DNA family, the Rasta Twins: Ice & Ishema, and of course the Reggae Gurlz, Strictly Roots, and Leslie. If I have any fans out there, I?m not unapproachable or bigheaded. So when you see me, come and give me a shout out.
Selebrity is currently preparing to represent Detroit in dance competitions around the country. She is also available for special appearances and performances to bring the hype to your event. For booking information please call 313-445-2441 or 313-610-4742.