Thursday, May 14, 2009

BGG Chats with Chilli!

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'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?


Nerd Girl said...

I try to get in at least 64 ounces a day. A glass before/on the way to work, three glasses at work, and one or two glasses in the evening.

I loved "No Scrubs" back in the day - and still do!

Great post.

Anonymous said...

i'm working on getting my water drinking game up. right now, i really only drink it with meals.

i don't have one fave--i love red light special, diggin on you, baby baby baby, what about your friends, and the list goes on!

Bam said...

I had no idea Chili was 38, she looks great!

kitty vodka said...

i love TLC!! i ha ve all the albums!!

lymariposa said...

I hate to admit it but I hate drinking water, I'll add some lemon juice to it or one of those powdered juice packs but if drinking a lot of water is all I need to do to make my skin look as good as Chili's I might have to guzzle it up!

antithesis said...

the crazy/sexy/cool album was my ISH back when i was too young to know what i was singing about. i hardly drink any water but i need to get on that because i always thought chili was a BAD chick. she looks exactly the same as when they first came out. great interview!

mimieyes said...

I try to drink plenty during the day. Now I will try to drink more if I can look as good as Chili.

Blair said...

I drink about 3 Liters a day of water... but i imagine all that diet coke is hurting any good my water is doing!

Chilli loook great however!

Shawnta` said...

I try to drink a liter & a half to two liters a day...more if I'm working out that day. I LOVED the Crazy, Sexy, Cool album.

T said...

I'm slipping on my water. Maybe two bottles a day tops. I love orange juice and diet coke. I allow myself to do it because OJ has calcium and vitamin C and Diet Coke has no calories. It's a win-win if you ask me.

But yes, more water is in order, 'cause Chili's skin in fantabulous!

T said...

Sorry for the double post, but my favorite TLC songs are creep and red light special. SO I CREEP YEAH!!! LOL!

MeMe said...

What a nice refreshing blast from the past. I really enjoyed that quick Q & A. Thanks for the great interview.

My favorite TLC song from the past was, "Baby, Baby, Baby." Actually, I still like it.

As far as water goes, my consumption of it fluctuates. In the past I made an effort to drink half my body weight, nowadays I'm lucky if I get in 32 oz.

alasha said...

I liked "Red light special" and "Waterfalls". I drink about 5 bottles of water a day. And chilli looks wonderful, we age well.

beautylogicblog said...

I drink 8 glasses of water a day as well as 4 cups of green tea, as well as my hair tonic in the morning. more than half of my day is spent in the bathroom, but I've been told i don't look a day over 21 either.

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Elliott Broidy said...

She is a lovely inspiration!