Raven-Symone attended the ABC’s May Press Junket 2011 yesterday at ABC Studios in Burbank, California plus preview her photo shoot for an upcoming issue of Rolling Out Magazine when you read on.
The press junket hosted by Disney ABC Television Group saw appearances by Raven’s costars Loretta Devine and Majandra Delfino who play her aunt and best friend respectively.
Raven also took time out to pose for an upcoming issue of Rolling Out Magazine during which she rocked four different looks to showcase her natural beauty, her summer look and her more edgy rock ‘n’ roll style.
The actress and singer chatted about her new look, staying fit and her empire.
On her new look: “During ‘That’s So Raven,’ I dealt with stress that an average 15-year-old might not go through and my body showed those stresses on the outside. Doctors say that stress kills and stress manifests itself in different ways. For me, and the way my genes are, I happened to get a little thicker. After ‘That’s So Raven’ ended, the weight of the world was off of my shoulders. I was able to look at what was going on with me instead of finding comfort in things that might not be the healthiest. By releasing those issues, my stress went away internally as well as externally.”
On working out: “I’ve been been exercising since [I was] 9 years old. I was on tour with N-Sync and I did my own tour. Anyone who has been on tour knows that it’s excessive training all day. I have had the same exercise routine my entire life.”
On when she realized she was a business: “I knew that there was a business of Raven-Symoné when my father told me that the public knows your real name and not just your character’s name. The Disney Channel also helped to package what I wanted to do. But I know that there is more out there. Hopefully, the business aspect will be set up where I can back away and give opportunities to young men and women who can showcase their talent when others may overlook them.”
She also revealed how she wants to be remembered as a person, actress and entrepreneur which you can check out below.
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