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.