Elle Varner flattered by Michelle Obama mention

    Elle Varner may seem like she came out of nowhere, but the “Refill” singer is no stranger to showbiz, having grown up with parents in the music industry.

    At 23, she’s making her own mark with a unique sound that parallels her unique style.

    The Cape Verdean beauty spoke to S2S Publisher Jamie Foster Brown about her career, her background, her protective dad and how she went from a size 14 to a size 4.

    Get an excerpt here, and read more in the November 2012 issue of Sister 2 Sister.


    Jamie: There’s a buzz that Malia Obama is a big fan of yours.
    Elle: Yes!

    Jamie: What was your first thought when you found that out?
    Elle: One of my friends called me and she said, “Girl, Michelle Obama just talked about your album on ‘E! News.’” And I was like, “You have got to be kidding me.” The fact is, I prayed on it. I prayed about that months ago. I said, “God, if Michelle Obama or Oprah or…” I was just thinking of, like, powerful people—

    Jamie: Right.
    Elle: That if they were able to note what I was doing, what that might mean for my career, and for that to actually happen, I’m just so honored.

    Elle wants her father to find love. Find out more about him and Elle in the November 2012 issue of Sister 2 Sister.


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