Tasia Mae is focused, man!
The American Idol star, 24, says she’s ready to hit the books and earn her high school degree after giving up the chance to do so when she dropped out of school about a decade ago in the ninth grade.
“I’ve been talking about it for so long,” Fantasia told me earlier today. “I have a lot of young people who look up to me, like my 15-year-old brother and 7-year-old daughter. “It’s something that I really need to do and that I want to do.”
The singer, who rose to fame and fortune as the winner of Idol’s third season, says she’s back on solid ground after dealing with the possibility of one of her homes being foreclosed and put up for auction.
“I had to sit back for awhile and had to get some things settled,” she said. “I had been with a lot of people not doing what they said they were going to do. I didn’t have time to sit back and cry. I didn’t have time to go to a mental health counselor. I had to keep my s–t on straight—excuse my language!—and handle my business, because it’s not just about me. It’s about me and my whole family.” [source]
Fantasia is nominated for a Grammy for the song “I’m His Only Woman, a duet with fellow American Idol alum / friend Jennifer Hudson. “I’m going vintage on the red carpet,” she said. “I have lost 20 pounds, so now I can get into vintage, because the women back then were petite. They were very small.”
I can’t wait to see what she pulls out of her closet on Sunday! Please let it be velveteen, please let it be velveteen.