Lizzo Puts A Call Out For Plus-Size Women To Apply To Be Part Of Her Dream Team In New Reality TV Show
If you have the juice to twerk it out on the stage and stomp it out on the runway, the singer would love for you to apply to join her crew.
March 19, 2021 at 11:40 pm
Singer and songwriter Lizzo is creating a reality TV show with Amazon Prime, and she’s looking for plus-size talent to highlight on the streaming platform.
On Friday, Lizzo, a three-time Grammy-winning artist, called on “big girls” everywhere to apply to be cast in her “big grrrl” dream team of models, backup dancers and twerkers. In an Instagram post, the singer asked that interested women bring themselves and “that ass.”
“Here’s your chance to twerk it out on world stages and stomp it out on the runway for the adventure of a lifetime,” it reads. “Come as you are and be sure to bring good energy — and that ass. Got the juice?”
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 32-year-old Detroit native said the juice movement is essentially a cultural celebration.
“Right now it’s such an incredible time for black women, such an incredible time for body diversity and thick girls and big girls,” she said. “To be a part of this movement and to be a part of this moment that we’re having, I really wanted to sum that up into words, and be like, ‘Not only do you got it, girl, I got it, too. I got the juice. I’m it.’ So that’s kinda what juice is all about — celebrating how popping we are.”
Despite her advocacy on body positivity and Black women’s rights, the singer said she doesn't want to be considered an activist just because she’s a big, Black woman.
“I’m sick of being an activist just because I’m fat and Black,” she told David Letterman for a Netflix special, as Blavity previously reported. “I want to be an activist because I’m intelligent, because I care about issues, because my music is good, because I want to help the world.”
Upon signing her deal with Amazon Studios last fall, Lizzo was regarded by Amazon executive Jen Salke as “one of the most exciting, creative, joyful artists in the industry… She has such a unique perspective and we’re so excited to hear her ideas for new content that our Prime Video customers are sure to love," Variety reports.
If you think you have the vibes and energy to fit in with Lizzo and the “big grrrl” crew, you will need to submit a two-four minute video introducing yourself and why you think you make it on the singer’s new team. According to the application website, it's important to include a close-up photo and one full-length picture to showcase your personality and charm. There's also a pretty lengthy personal questionaire to fill out, but a chance join Lizzo's circle doesn't arise often.
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