Q&A: Getting To Know Rita Ora
Rita Ora is not only an exceptional talent, she also happens to be extremely open, candid, and lots of fun. When she stopped by 102 JAMZ for a Next JAMZ Star performance, Melony Torres posed a series of rapid fire questions for her in an attempt to get to know her even better and possibly uncover some juicy little secrets.
Melony Torres: What is your full name?
Rita Ora: My full name is Rita Sahatçiu Ora.
MT: Name three of your favorite artists.
RO: Frank Ocean, Little Dragon and Subtract.
MT: Have you ever been to Disney?
MT: World…here (referring to Disney World in Orlando).
RO: No I haven’t. I hear it’s amazing though.
MT: Sneakers or high heels?
MT: How many tattoos do you have and where?
RO: Oh I’ve got twelve tattoos and you can’t even see them. I have loads of white ones. I have a white one right here. My sister’s birthday here. I did this one myself. An anchor.
MT: Wait. You did it yourself? With a needle?
RO: Yeah. That’s why it looks so twisted.
MT: Isn’t that illegal?
RO: Yes! (laughing) I did one here. This is Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. I love Greek mythology. It like kind of puts me in a fantasy mood. She reminds me of like the Greek goddess Marilyn Monroe love god, so that’s why I got it. And then I have two wings at the back of my feet, pinky promise right there, and then love right there, and then a quote right here on my side, and then a quote here, two right back here, and then one there.
MT: Rihanna or Katy Perry?
RO: Uhm, I love them both. They’re completely different I think, but I love them both.
MT: Worst pickup line someone’s used on you?
RO: It was an American man so excuse me if my accent sounds bad, he goes, “Rita, baby, I can feel your aura.” But it’s a good idea for a perfume though. Feel My Aura…Rita Ora.
Watch her full description of the incident below.
RO: See, I just worked with The Wanted, because I’m a songwriter as well so we just worked some stuff for the new, um…(she falls silent).
MT: (Laughing) I know what that means.
RO: Well, we just were experimenting. I don’t know if it’s on the album or not, but anyway. See they’re older and One Direction are a lot younger. Argh! I don’t know. I have no answer. But, my team says 1D. Okay, One Direction here.
MT: My vote too goes to One Direction. Everyone knows that.
RO: Everyone’s loyalty goes to One Direction!
Listen to the complete Q&A session below.