You can call her Glam! Pop phenom Carly Rae Jepsen shows her sophisticated side in Glamour Magazine’s October edition. Photographed by Patric Shaw, wearing a Jason Wu blouse, Carly ditches the cotton candy look for one that’s sleek and stylish.
The girl who used to pay her band members in homemade cookies, is now riding high off her mega hit “Call Me Maybe” and she’s ready to prove to the world, there’s plenty more where that came from with her new album Kiss, set to drop on September 18th.
Speaking of success, how does Carly feel about having sparked one of the internet’s hottest memes? She tells the magazine, the imitations weren’t just flattering, they were surreal. “I remember seeing the YouTube spoof with Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and Ashley Tisdale and thinking, That looks a lot like Justin Bieber—oh my gosh, that is him!”
While the Biebs and his team helped propel Carly to superstardom, there’s another man who also changed her life – her ex-boyfriend who inspired her song “Call Me Maybe”. Carly opens up about the night they met at the Junos. “I went with my father so he could help me walk down the red carpet in my four-and-a-half-inch heels. At the last second he got stage fright. So my producer offered up his friend Jordi Ashworth to be my arm support while I walked in these crazy shoes. “
So how does this homegrown talent not get caught up in the whirlwind of fame? The 26-year-old says her mother’s wise words help keep her grounded, especially when it comes to body image. “My mom taught me how to treat my body with respect, to be grateful I have two arms and two legs. Your health is the most important thing,” says the singer who also calls herself a hippie at heart. And when asked about her personal style, Carly calls it “Pop meets folk.”
Check Carly Rae Jepsen’s full interview in Glamour on newsstands now.