Sofia Richie models for FAULT Magazine’s Beauty Cover

Photography IRVIN RIVERA @ GRAPHICSMETROPOLIS Stylist ART HUNTER & BRANDON NIQUOLAS Hair ALEX THAO Make up JOSEPH ADIVARI Nails JENNIE NIPPARD USING MAC Production CHRISTINE LARA, BEN KUI, DARWIN ABAD, AMANDA YIB

Photography IRVIN RIVERA @ GRAPHICSMETROPOLIS
Stylist ART HUNTER & BRANDON NIQUOLAS
Hair ALEX THAO
Make up JOSEPH ADIVARI
Nails JENNIE NIPPARD USING MAC
Production CHRISTINE LARA, BEN KUI, DARWIN ABAD, AMANDA YIB

At a mere 16, Sofia Richie is arguably already in the famous lyrics of her father, Three Times A Lady. She’s not only following in his footsteps by starting to cultivate her singing career, but has also been making a real splash in the world of fashion and modeling. She chats to Fault about her recent signing and what it’s like to be a model, her love of fashion design and where it came from, and also what the future might hold. Full of life, this girl knows what she wants and has a pretty good idea about how she’s going to get it.

Take a peek inside FAULT Issue 21 where we chat to the rising model about her future, fears and favourite parts about the industry she is determined to crack.

FAULT: So, you’ve recently been signed to Select Model Management, are you enjoying being a model?

Sofia Richie: Yeah I love it, it’s definitely different to anything I’ve ever done in my life, but I really enjoy it and I’m so excited about what’s coming up.

Great, what would you say your favourite part about being a model is?

Honestly I just love wearing all the different clothes I’m put in, so mainly everything about the fashion part of the job.

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It’s great that you say you want to be taken seriously in the fashion industry – does it ever upset you if other people, even your colleagues, say that people who come from a place within the public eye have it much easier as a model?

It doesn’t really upset me because it’s obviously their problem if people think we’re not working to get where we are today. It honestly just makes me want to work even harder and be more successful, because at the end of the day we are certainly working hard whether people realise or not.

What’s your dream for 10 years time? Where do you want to be?

I want to work towards my own fashion line and doing collaborations with fashion lines; I’m really focused on my fashion and modeling right now.

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Is fashion design something you’ve always been interested in?

Yeah, I’ve always been super interested. When I was younger my parents bought me this little sketch book with blank girls in it so you can draw clothes on them. That’s something I started out doing a long time ago, and it’s how I think I became seriously interested in fashion by just being creative with it.

Finally, what is your FAULT?

I’m very harsh on myself. I’m critical and judgmental of myself when it comes to everything I do.

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FAULT Magazine exclusive stream of Mariann Rosa’s ‘Frikkin’ Fantastic’

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FAULT Favourite’s Norwegian vocalist and DJ, Mariann Rosa is back with new single ‘Frikkin’ Fantastic’ and we’ve got the first exclusive stream! Following up from ‘Banjo for My Bitches’ which took over the airwaves earlier this year.

The track is unique and everything we’ve come to expect from Mariann as she quickly becomes the queen of futuristic electro-pop. Produced by Zebra1 and mixed and mastered by Dario Dendi, the single will be released via POPjoy on 5th October.

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While she might be a new name to our readers, in Mariann’s native country of Scandinavia she is well known for her time as front woman of power pop band Surferosa and supporting The Killers, Electric Six and Turbonegro. Not to mention the fact that she  once sat on the judging panel of Norway’s version of ‘Idol’.

With a personal style as unique and wondrous as her music, Mariann Rosa is definitely one to watch for the coming months as her music continues to garner interest on an international scale. We are very proud to present you with the brand new track ‘Frikkin Fantastic’ below!

 

 

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Don Broco – Exclusive Photoshoot + Interview with FAULT Magazine Online

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Words ADINA ILIE
Photography MILES HOLDER

 

You’re just about to release your second album, Automatic. What can you tell me about it?

Well, it’s the album that we’ve been working towards for a year and a bit now and it’s the longest time that we’ve ever actually spent away from touring and being a band. I think for us, life in the studio was quite a change of pace.  We wrote our first album in about 2 months, recorded it like boom bosh and out. After that, we went on tour and then suddenly it was the right time to start writing the second album, so we just pulled ourselves out of the game for a year and wrote it. It was definitely an interesting period of self-discovery for us. Working out exactly who we wanted to be as a band and experimenting with different sounds to create the album. But now we’ve got it and it’s all done and it feels really good.

How did the writing process go this time?

It was the first time we ever wrote with our new bass player, Tom, so that was quite exciting, like finding out each others taste and boundaries and pushing each other and seeing how far we’d go. But once we got into a flow, we found it was a very collaborative process. We’re very much a band, we’re not one person calling the shots -with us, all four of us are very deeply involved in every process of the song. It’s all about the teamwork.

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What effect do you think it’s gonna have on people? Do you expect a different reaction as opposed to your first album? 

Yeah, I think it’s definitely going to take a few people by surprise.  But at the same time, if you’re a fan of the band already, you’re gonna really enjoy it.  It might open you up to new music and hopefully question what you’re listening to and make you think like “okay, this isn’t a band that sound like anyone else.” We’re hoping to make our mark on the world of music and stand out as a band, stand out as a group. You know, bring in all our interests and joys, make up a musical landscape and refine that into one sound. We’re hoping it’s gonna get people talking.

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For you, in what way is your second album different to your first? What have you done differently now, if anything at all?

We’ve written better songs that really work together and take you on a bit of a journey, rather than just a random collection of ideas. There are ideas that are developed and messed about with in our heads. From a listener’s perspective, I think you’re gonna leave feeling like you’ve actually listened to a more well rounded bunch of songs and a better album. Musically, we experimented with a lot more instruments on this album. We got to play in a pop studio to begin with, as opposed to the usual recording on a computer that we did on our first album. On this one, we went to a proper studio where we really embraced the live band sound and made sure that everything sounded as real as possible. If we had to play things a couple of times to get them right, we did that, without being perfectly accurate in everything.  The perks of being in a studio is that we’ve got all these instruments, we got to play around with a lot of keyboard sounds, old school organs. We managed to do a couple of songs with string arrangements, so for us it was fun, like discovering instruments that take you out of that basic guitar, bass, drums. So I think that’s probably the main difference, from a songwriting perspective, the use of electronics and instrumentation.

Tell me a bit about the video for Automatic. Did you have any input on the visuals?  

Yeah we did. The basic idea was born out of our artwork. We wanted to create something strong, visually striking for our album and we spoke to various designers and photographers about trying to achieve what we wanted. The easiest idea to get it done and make it look good was to fly out to the location in Malibu. We were talking about either Miami or Malibu, somewhere where you have sea and the weather and the palm trees and create something that wasn’t pastiche but still gain reference to that sort of bygone era where exciting music was coming out in the 80s where a band still sounded like a band. You know, once we had the collection of songs that really reflected the sound of the album, we wanted the visuals to represent that. So yeah, we went out to Malibu and then to LA and came across this incredible villa in Malibu where we shot the album artwork. The video for Automatic was kind of born from the idea of that. Our director really wanted to play on this visual reference of static motion and things kind of reflecting. I guess that’s cause the song is called Automatic. His idea was to show people having a good time and show this kind of high society that you associate with that Miami aesthetic. A lot of the references were guided towards our artwork.

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Will you be doing a headlining tour after the album release? 

Yeah, we’ve got an album release launch show on the 7th, then we’ve got a week tour and we’re going back to some of the venues where we first started playing a couple of years ago. That’s gonna be the first time we get to play a lot of the new songs on the album. We’re really excited about that, it’s gonna be the first time in 3 years that we’re actually gonna get to play those venues that made us into the band that we are today. We’re extra excited.

It sounds like you really miss touring.

We do! Touring is our favourite part about being in a band and we did enjoy the studio, but at the same time, touring is what it’s all about for us. When you’re on the road, it feels like you’re actually achieving what you’re set out to do. It gives you that sense of “okay, we’re making the right call being a band.”

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A lot of bands aim to break America. Is that something that’s been on your mind or something that you’d potentially like to achieve at some point in the future? 

Yeah, I think definitely. I think for us it’s not specifically America, it’s everywhere really. I mean, the more we get to tour and the more we get to explore the world and see new and exciting places, the more driven we are about being in a band. We’re hoping to get out to America next year; it will be the first time we go out there and play, which should be fun. But there’s so many other countries we haven’t been to, we only scratched the surface. So yeah, I think this album, if things go well, will give us the opportunity to travel and explore the world.

What’s your FAULT? 

I think it’s probably being too caught up and not looking at the bigger picture. I mean for us that’s what Automatic was all about actually. Staying into the moment and not worrying.

FAULT Magazine Issue 21 back on newsstands August 10th!

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Nick Jonas Photographed by Matt Holyoak and styled by Kristine Kilty
Adam Lambert Photographed by Giuliano Bekor and styled by Avo Yermagyan

We know our FAULT readers have been dying to get hold of issue 21 following the initial rushes to order! We can now confirm that the printers are once again rolling and will hit the newsstands on August 10th for those still looking to get their hands on the issue. We’re excited for all to see and dates on digital copies via Zinio will be release very soon.

FAULT Magazine  – The POP Issue

Adam Lambert

Nick Jonas

Pete Wentz

Sofia Richie

Leona Lewis 

Bleachers

Conor Maynard 

Lion Babe 

Prides 

Chloe Howl

Janoskians 

Billie Piper 

and many more…

Plus a FAULTless selection of Film, Fashion, Music & Photography encompassing what it means to be “Pop”. From popular music to  pop art to popular figures who have amassed  large followings throughout the years. Also included in this double cover issue are the two artists that gained great popularity among  FAULT readers.

Nick Jonas first appeared on FAULT #16 as part of The Jonas Brothers and Adam Lambert appeared on the cover of FAULT #10. A lot has changed for these two cover stars since their respective features in FAULT but still our readers lusted to see them both return to our pages and so we listened. We are very proud to present FAULT Issue 21 – The POP Issue.

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Pete Wentz for FAULT Magazine Issue 21

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Words NANCY LU
Photography ELISABETH CAREN @ AARDVARK AARTISTS
Stylist MAEVE REILLY @ THE ONLY AGENCY
Grooming COURTNEY HART
Production Otis @ AARDVARK AARTISTS

 

With a career spanning almost 15 years and a discography that includes six chart-topping albums, Fall Out Boy is a band that’s deeply rooted in the American consciousness. Some fans have grown up with the band and witnessed FOB’s constantly evolving sound while never missing a beat. Others are new fans, brought into the FOB fold via their 2013 comeback album ‘Save Rock and Roll’. At the helm of the band is lyricist/vocalist/bassist Pete Wentz, whose personal life at times has eclipsed his musical one. With the release of FOB’s sixth studio album American ‘Beauty/American Psycho’ and preparations for an upcoming Boys of Zummer tour with Wiz Khalifa, it seems that Pete is back on top and ready to charge full steam ahead. We had a chance to chat with Pete about FOB’s new album, their upcoming tour, and much more.

 

What’s one piece of advice you’d impart to aspiring musicians?

I’d say do it because you love it. Doing it to get famous or make money – there’s much easier roads to get those things. I think music can be really cathartic and an amazing experience but you gotta do it for the right reasons.
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What’s your current favourite TV show?

My favourite TV show is probably ‘Game of Thrones’ but they don’t have anyone on there with accents like mine on there. I don’t think I would watch it if I was on it [laughs].

 

How would you say your songwriting and music in general has evolved over the last six albums? Do you find it much easier or more difficult to write tunes at this point?

Sometimes we write pretty well together and it flows easily and sometimes it takes a little bit more time. It’s never not been that way. Everyone has families and different things in their lives that we all have to work around. That way logistically there’s more to deal with.

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Can you tell me more about the inspiration behind ‘American Beauty/American Psycho’?

We’re a band that has an interesting demographic of fans. We have a good group of fans that care about the album, packaging and all that goes with it so it’s important for us to deliver to that. There’s also something to be said about a body of work where it’s a snapshot of that moment in time. I think that ‘American Beauty/American Psycho’ is a take on a modern love story. It’s the idea that we kind of all have these smartphone and social media lives but we’re still disconnected and brightly lit by computer screens.

 

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Full Moon Fest 2015 – a feast for not only your ears

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It’s that time of year again, time for Full Moon Fest 2015! In its 5th year and stronger than ever, Full Moon Fest has pulled out all the stops to secure some great acts to set the festival off. Open to the public on Saturday, August 1st, it’ll be a feast for your ears and quite literally a feast if you dine at any of the many restaurants partnering with the festival this year.

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This year headliner Yelle takes to the main stage; renowned for her electric live performances this is bound to be a massive crowd pleaser especially with the release of Ba$$in earlier this summer. Tensnake, Oliver Nelson, MOTHXR will also be performing on the main stage making it a lineup not to be missed.

However Full Moon Fest isn’t just about the music! This year restaurants Carnal, Mile End/Black Seed, La Crepe, Uma Temakeria, Battery Harris, Northern Tiger, and Tacombi all will be on hand for all your culinary needs. Offering a wide variety of dishes from Ribs to Sushi, there will no doubt be something worth tucking into to.

For more information head over to Full Moon Fest 2015

Lion Babe Exclusive Interview/Photoshoot with FAULT Magazine

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Jillian:
White leather dress : 2nd day
White leather cropped jacket : 2nd day

Lucas:
Tailored navy blazer : Guess
Tailored navy trousers : Fillipa K
Vintage T-shirt : Lucas’ own

Lion Babe are an act that seemed to appear overnight, yet had everyone talking. Born in New York, as the lovechild of singer/songwriter and performance artist Jillian Hervey, and instrumentalist and producer Lucas Goodman, they mix a spectrum of sounds, and stunning visuals, influenced by the likes of A Tribe Called Quest and Sergeant Pepper-era Beatles. With a fresh new music video for ‘Impossible‘ released today, an album later this year and a headline show at Heaven on November 24th, we sat down with the electric duo to find out more! 

Who/what are your main influences?

Jilian: Musically I think we both have an eclectic taste.  We’re both influenced by soul music and a lot of the stuff going on in the late 50s to 70s era. One of my favourite artists and performers is Josephine Baker. Our influences are always changing but there is definitely a strong influence from that era. Also, I use Tumblr loads so a lot of times that has introduced me to people that I look at as inspiring. Whether that’s based on their style or the quotes they have.

How do you incorporate these influences into your own music?

Lucas: We are just listening to loads of records and taking elements – like “oh I like that guitar” etc. We’ll either just do an actual sample or maybe listen to those records the day before we go to the studio and it usually just comes out. But, always with a new twist to it. Whether it’s something more futuristic, an electronic thing, or you know, just doing it a little differently than they probably would have back then.

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Denim button-down dress : Guess

How important are visuals to you?

Lucas: It is really important. It is the other half to our whole. For us, it has always been multimedia, in the sense that we want there to be two sides – whether that is in our videos or our shows.

Jilian: I come from a performance background [as the daughter of Vanessa Williams] and performance art was what I was doing before I met Lucas. I could never be just singing as I think visually. When we are writing songs, for me, it happens in unison. That’s my way of bringing to our world what I have been trained to do my whole life.

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Tailored navy blazer : Guess
Tailored navy trousers : Fillipa K
Vintage T-shirt : Lucas’ own

Lucas, before Lion Babe you were producing music as Astro Raw. How is the writing process now you work as part of a duo?

Lucas: I love it. It is so nice to have collaboration. When you are making beats by yourself it is totally cool because you’ve got your own vibe, but, as a duo we can turn it into something more than a beat and transform it into a song. Jilian is a naturally awesome song writer. The first time we ever really worked on something together it felt really good. When two brains are working on something twice as much happens. Sometimes we collaborate with another artist or producer and it’s amazing because three times as much is happening. It’s just more fun than being by yourself all the time [laughs].

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White faux fur jacket : Guess
Black leather peplum skirt : Guess

At the moment you are touring around the UK – how has that been?

Jilian: Last night we played in Manchester, at the Ruby Lounge, and it was a lot of fun because the crowd were so into it. It was so funny because people seemed to know the lyrics to new songs, and I have no idea how they know but they just know! [laughs] Maybe we have spies in the studio!

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Leather shirt : AG
Tailored navy trousers : Fillipa k

You are both from New York, what would you say were the main differences between the American and British music scenes?

Jilian: There is definitely a difference in the pacing of things. Things move faster here. The fact that Lion Babe is being played on the radio in the UK now is pretty exciting. When we first started we never thought our songs were going to be played on the radio. It is pretty cool to know that a country is embracing your sound and helping people discover you.

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Gold & Black fringed jacket : Tim Ryan
Black lace-up stiletto’s : Alexander White
Black silk jumpsuit : Dagmar ‘Romance
Never Dies’, gold ring : Meghan Farrell
Jewellery Black heart gold ring : Meghan Farrell Jewellery

Lion Babe has been collaborating with some big names (Pharrell, Mark Ronson etc.) who have strong recognisable styles. Did you ever worry that your own developing sound would be overlooked?

Lucas: Not really because the process of how these records were made involved so much conversation between us and them. With Pharrell we had a two day writing session with him in Miami. It was so surreal and exciting, especially for it to happen so early on for Lion Babe. He would be like ‘put together a riff and I’ll be back in two hours’. Then he’d come back and we would work out a rough song which we would then take back to New York add other elements to. It is a mix of flavours- you can hear Pharrell, but in the end it is definitely Lion Babe.

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What is your FAULT?

Jilian: I hate to admit this, but I am not the best at time management. Marilyn Monroe was also a Gemini and she had the same issue!

Lucas:
Just management in general (laughs)

The new single ‘Impossible’ out August 28th in the UK, preorder now http://po.st/WWiTYT . Out now ex UK. Listen to LION BABE on Spotify http://po.st/LBEPSpotify

 

 

Words  HENRIETTA SCRINE

Photography DANIEL SACHON

Fashion Editor RACHEL HOLLAND

Hair BIANCA SIMONE SCOTT

Make Up NICKY WEIR @ SARAH LAIRD USING BOBBI BROWN

NAILS KIONE GRANDISON

Fashion Assistant BELDA CHUNG

Billie Piper Is FAULT Issue 21’s STYLE Cover-Star

Photography MARK CANT Fashion Editor RACHEL HOLLAND Words Olivia Pinnock  Makeup NICKY WEIR @ SARAH LAIRD USING BOBBI BROWN Hair TAKUYA MORIMOTO @ BROOKS AND BROOKS USING L’OREAL PROFESSIONAL Nails DIANA DRUMMOND @ NAILS BY BAPTISTE AGENCY USING CHANEL ROUGE NOIR AND ESSIE MADEMOISELLE Photographer’s Assistant JACOB SNYMAN Fashion Assistant BELDA CHUNG

Photography MARK CANT
Fashion Editor RACHEL HOLLAND
Words OLIVIA PINNOCK
Makeup NICKY WEIR @ SARAH LAIRD USING BOBBI BROWN
Hair TAKUYA MORIMOTO @ BROOKS AND BROOKS USING L’OREAL PROFESSIONAL
Nails DIANA DRUMMOND @ NAILS BY BAPTISTE AGENCY USING CHANEL ROUGE NOIR AND ESSIE MADEMOISELLE
Photographer’s Assistant JACOB SNYMAN
Fashion Assistant BELDA CHUNG

 

How did Billie Piper get to where she is today; starring in Showtime’s high-budget  horror Penny Dreadful with top names in the industry? FAULT talks pop beginnings, wild teenage years and how acting was always the plan. It feels like only yesterday we were putting on our best pair of cargo trousers and singing ‘Because We Want To’ into our hair brushes but Billie Piper, the teenage pop princess, grew up into one of British television’s favourite actresses. With two platinum albums, 70 award wins and nominations and two children already in the bag by 32, is she a go-getting, force to be reckoned with? No, says Billie, she’s just restless.

FAULT Issue 21 features the star on our internal Style cover and we chat Penny Dreadful, upcoming movies and what it takes to go from teen POP-star to simply a popular culture icon – Only available in Issue 21!

Purple Latex Lace Coat: Holly Fulton Leopard Print Bralet: Base Range Black Pants: Base Range Fishnet Tights: Wolford Green Suede Boots by Robert Clergerie Photographed in Suite 610 at the South Place Hotel

Purple Latex Lace Coat: Holly Fulton
Leopard Print Bralet: Base Range
Black Pants: Base Range
Fishnet Tights: Wolford
Green Suede Boots by Robert Clergerie
Photographed in Suite 610 at the South Place Hotel

 

What was the hardest thing about becoming famous at such a young age?

Never being able to just walk around normally. And when you’re a pop star you’re always on duty. You’re suddenly a role model even though you don’t start out with ambitions of being a role model and also you’re a fallible mess yourself. So trying to keep some resemblance of togetherness and good behavior was just shit as a teenager.

Mostly that you couldn’t walk anywhere without people wanting pictures and autographs and I found that so suffocating. We all did at that time. I went out with Rich from Five and we used to just sit in our flat for days, if we weren’t working, and never leave. It made you really reclusive. That’s the stuff I hated.

 

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Black & White Blazer: Escada
Black Mesh Top: Aries
Black Suit Trousers: ISSA
Boots with gold heel: Antiana

 

What have been some of your favourite acting projects?

I love them all to be honest. I’d say I’ve had some of my best times doing plays. I’ll always

have an enormous soft spot for Dr Who. That was a gift as a job and everyone was so nice which is rare. I loved Secret Diary because it was mad and loose and other-worldly.

You’re playing Lily Frankenstein in Penny Dreadful which is out at the moment. It’s a bit similar to Dr Who with its supernatural elements. Is that something you enjoy?

It’s funny that I get cast in things like that, it’s either prostitutes or time travelers!

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Black leather top: Amanda Wakeley
Black Leather Jacket: BLK DNM
Gold Spike Earring: Majdan Rocks
Small Gold Hoops: Billie’s Own

 

You’re playing Lily Frankenstein in Penny Dreadful which is out at the moment. It’s a bit similar to Dr Who with its supernatural elements. Is that something you enjoy?

It’s funny that I get cast in things like that, it’s either prostitutes or time travelers!

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Is that something you would advise your children on?

Yeah, I think I’d be quite firm about it. I don’t know that I’d let my children get involved in that world until they’re about 16 or 17. But who knows?! Because if they were really dedicated and really gun-ho and passionate about it then you just support that but if you’ve got a kid who just wants to be famous I would just totally rule that out.

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