Superstar poses for exclusive pictures and interview in men's magazine
Superstar singer Rita Ora has been chosen as the first ever female cover shoot star for Esquire Middle East.
The singer – whose new album Phoenix will be released on November 23 – spoke to exclusively to the magazine on a variety of subjects from #MeToo to Brexit, whilst also posing for over six exclusive shots.
Ora – who also performed live last month at a Dubai party to celebrate Esquire Middle East’s 100th issue, said she is proud to off her raunchy image to the public.
“I find it very empowering. I love being in tune with my body, and I don’t see me being sexy as a form of disrespect to other people or my upbringing. It is a form of freedom of expression.” she told Esquire Middle East.
“You know, men also show off their body’s on Instagram and people don’t give them as much sh*t.”
She also urged men to be more supportive of the #MeToo movement through “actions” not words.
“I do like seeing men stressing about what they can and can’t say these days!" she said.
"But in all honesty, it’s more about actions not words. It’s about being supportive of progressive change, even it means just being there. Sure, if you feel it’s the right thing to do then speak up, but the key is to show support in whatever way you can.”
Matthew Baxter-Priest, Editor in Chief of Esquire Middle East, said: “As the leading men’s brand in the Gulf, celebrating the landmark 100 issues allows us to consider what direction we want to take moving forward for the future, and I wanted it to be one that is inclusive; one that celebrates success and a trailblazing attitude. Shooting a successful, empowered and globally-renowned talent such as Rita Ora is evidence of that.”