Rihanna + Harper’s Baazar March 2015

“They say in life we all swim with sharks. But that’s not enough for Rihanna. On the 40th anniversary of Jaws, she faces off with three eight-foot predators for Bazaar’s March 2015 Issue.”

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Can you imagine being asked to swim with sharks for a photoshoot? I can’t… but that’s just another day in the life of the fabulous & fearless Rihanna. The shoot took place this past December at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa. In this tank, 3 sand tiger shark live. They are all over 3 feet. The end result was nothing less than spectacular.

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LAURA BROWN: Swimming with sharks is not only scary, it’s a big metaphor. How did you learn to swim with the sharks of life?

RIHANNA: I try my best to avoid the sharks of life, but I have had my share of experiences with them, and in those cases I just have to handle them accordingly. But I do not swim with sharks … sharks swim with sharks.

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LB: Being famous for a decade now, you would have had to develop a thick skin. In what ways are you tough, and in what ways are you sensitive?

R: This skin has been developing since my first day at school. It didn’t happen after fame; I couldn’t survive fame if I didn’t already have it. So sometimes the toughest thing in life is to be vulnerable. I’m not generally a sensitive person, but I tend to be more sensitive toward others and what they’re going through. I don’t know if that’s the healthiest thing, but it’s the truth.

LB: What is a perfect day for you?

R: The day I wake up without cellulite? Now that would be the perfect day.

To read the whole interview, click HERE.

PC: Norman Jean Roy

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