While I was in Costa Rica with my homegirls, I sweated my entire face off while some of the other girls looks like they weren’t phased at all by the 11 zip lines we had just ridden through the jungle. “How do you keep you face like that?” we all started to ask, as we had gotten comfortable enough to risk our lives, so spring make up tips seemed like nothing at this point. “Setting spray,” she replied with a soft shrug 🤷🏽 and that’s where I started my search.
Written by Brittany Shawnté
Today, we have singer/songwriter, actress, AND model, Kristinia DeBarge! The star opened up to us about her start in music as a part of the famous DeBarge clan, her own aspirations for her career, and her new upcoming show on weTV, Growing Up Hip Hop!
Growing up as a part of the famous DeBarge family R&B lineage, Kristinia noted that there is “never a dull moment” with her family. “My family, they’re not only talented, but they’re very funny, awesome great human beings,” she said. Having that strong background in music, Kristinia knew that she wanted to sing at the young age of 3, and began taking her craft seriously at 12. “I kind of hid it from my dad [James DeBarge],” she laughed, not telling him that she had that talent and passion for singing until that time. “He was like, ‘Oh my gosh! All right, let’s get you in the studio!'” They stayed up until 4:30 in the morning writing and recording the song, and Kristinia was committed to the process even at that age. “He was kind of testing me to see how bad I really wanted to do it,” she stated. Clearly she proved herself!