A few weeks ago I had the chance to catch up with Chilli, from the multi-platinum female group TLC. She recently partnered with Dasani (the Coca-Cola water brand) to serve as a spokesperson for their new campaign that celebrates everything that makes women, "refreshingly fabulous." Although Chilli's 38-year-old, she doesn't look a day older than 21 and I needed to find out her secrets!
Check out our quick Q&A chat:
BGG: What made you want to be a part of the Dasani campaign?
Chilli: First of all it was so easy once I was approached by Dasani because it is my favorite water and I drink it anyway. So to be able to represent and endorse something that you love, makes everything a lot easier. I was happy to be a part of it because in the 18 years of being in this industry, I've always spoke out for women and tried to uplift us. This (campaign) is just a continuation of that.
BGG: What do you do to keep your skin looking so radiant?
Chilli: Thank you! It's the water!! I don't drink soda, I don't smoke I don't do any of thsoe kinds of things. I drink 7 bottles of water a day. I know that sounds like a lot, but it's not a lot to me. We generally drink a lot throughout the day, but it's usually stuff like soda and juices with tons of sugar in it, which are not good for our bodies. So when you drink a lot of water, it ultimately keeps your skin clear.
BGG: What items are must-haves in your makeup bag?
Chilli: I have to have lip gloss! I really don't wear anything except when I'm working, but there's this blush by MAC called "Peaches." It makes you look like you're blushing naturally because it gives just a hint of color. I love it!
BGG: I remember at one point, you were designing handbags. Are you still doing that?
Chilli: Yes, I'm still doing it. It's a website business called "Bags by Chilli." You can go there to order personalized bags. My son, Tre, inspired me to do it.
BGG: How old is he now?
Chilli: He's 11-years-old now. They grow fast!
BGG: Are you continuing to pursue your singing career?
Chilli: Oh yeah definitely! T-Boz and I just got back from Japan and honey I didn't want to leave the stage! It was amazing. It was the adrenaline and the fans singing along...it's the best feeling in the world. It's times like those when I know that this is what I'm supposed to be doing because it just feels too good and I don't want to stop. Not yet!
How many glasses/bottles of water do you drink daily? What was your favorite TLC song from back-in-the-day?