BY JACK WELLINGTON
PHOTO BY CHASE STEVENS/KABIK PHOTO
Slinky, Seductive, Super-Hot!
Good looks, talent and a heavy dose of sex appeal would easily describe the global superstar, Ciara—but she simply doesn’t stop there.
Best known in the music industry from her breakout 2004 No. 1 hit song, “Goodies” ft. Petey Pablo from the album of the same name; “1, 2 Step” ft. Missy Elliott; or the more recent, “Body Party”, the seductive singer-songwriter is probably best considered the Janet Jackson of today, strutting quite the rock hard dancer’s body, performing unique dance choreography with incredible agility.
Ciara has made a 12-year career of blending R&B, Hip-Hop and Dance music, with her uniquely breathy and sexy bedroom voice that keeps her dedicated fans salivating for more. But with her killer body and model looks, the singer has branched out into modeling (now signed on as “The Face of Roberto Cavalli”) and has begun to dabble in acting in such films like the Adam Sandler/Adam Sandberg comedy, That’s My Boy, and in the TV series, “The Game”.
Most recently, she had quite a bit of fun on the new hit game show, “I Can Do That”, hosted by Marlon Wayons, joined by fellow celebrities: Nicole Scherzinger, Joe Jonas, Alan Ritchson, Penn Jillette, Teller and Cheryl Burke, in which six celebrities compete for six weeks to become the ultimate champion by doing crazy, wild, and out-of-this-world acts and performances. She explained that the show allowed her to grow, putting each of the contenders in vulnerable states throughout the competition.
In honor of her mom, Ciara named her newest album after her. Jackie is her sixth recording and was greatly inspired by her newfound respect of motherhood, after giving birth to her son last year with ex-fiance, Future. The common thread of sensual essence that is Ciara’s signature is found again in Jackie, with Ciara opening up to discuss her new life as a single mom, appreciating God’s miracle of life, and even the messiness of relationship break-ups in the single-ladies anthem, “I’m Out”.
For her fans, the best part of Ciara is witnessing her sex appeal live on stage. In support of her new album, Jackie, the singer went out on her first live tour in six years, hitting Drai’s Nightclub at The Cromwell in Vegas, making it one of her most intimate stops. Ciara gave a flawless full-length sold-out concert on the Strip’s only rooftop beachclub/nightclub, while boyfriend and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson danced the night away to her greatest hits and latest chart-topper off the new album, “I Bet”. Rarely taking a moment to slow down, Ciara’s masterful and iconic dance moves were in full effect for the entire duration of her show. The tour wraps up in London on July 5.