Angela Simmons posed flawlessly for her feature on the new cover of Rolling Out magazine.
Aside from being Rev. Runs daughter, Angela, has definitely been making a name for herself. The 25 year old just recently launched a personal lifestyle website Angelaiam.com to be more connected with her fans . She also just created her own clothing line and has become a temporary summer host on 106&Park alongside Bow Wow. According to NecoleBitchie BET has confirmed that the other three host will not be returning. Congrats Angela !
Inside the magazine she talks about her website, her healthy lifestyle and how she handles the pressure of being constantly judged by individuals for what she chooses to wear, especially because of who her dad is.
On her website
It’s basically a place for my fans and anyone that wants to keep up with me. It’s also a place that’s really about inspiring and helping young females. I have a beauty section, a fitness section, and an “Ask Angela” section; it goes on and on. It’s pretty much everything in my life all in one place. I’m really excited about it. When I launched it, it crashed [laughs] … which is a good thing, because everyone ran there at the same time. I’m excited, because it’s my baby, and I’m really owning it.
On her fashion line
It’s really feminine, but still dressed down, because that’s how I am. I think that an outfit should be able to carry you from day to night. It should be something that you can wear with sneakers, or something that you can wear with heels. That’s the kind of girl that I am. I’m a New York City edgy girl on the go, so the clothing line is fun and young … it’s also something that you can keep forever. I try to make pieces that people will be able to carry on for a long time. I want my pieces to be affordable, so it’s a very moderate-end line that you can actually buy and be fashionable for the price.
On evolving and being a role model
There comes a point in your life where you just evolve, and that’s where I’m at right now. This is me. I’ve just grown into this person. I always get people asking me if it’s a lot of pressure being a role model, or is there a lot of pressure because I come from this family, or that my dad is a reverend … and you know what, it is, but at the same time, I am who I am. I’m not faking it.
On her fitness journey.
I’ve been into health and fitness for a long time now. When I first moved to L.A. seven years ago, I told myself that I was really going to give it a try. And when I met my trainer, Mike T, he really transformed my mind and my body. When I first met him, I said that I was just going to do a trial, but from there, I worked out for seven years straight. I was really dedicated, too; I was in the gym two times a day, I cut out all white carbs. I mean, I was extremely dedicated, and within the last three years, I’ve also become a vegetarian. It was my own decision, but I was also inspired by my uncle [Russell Simmons], who is a vegan.
On being judged because of what she wears and who her her dad is
Well I think with religion, people are just judgmental off the bat. They feel like if you have a relationship with God and Jesus Christ, then you’re not allowed to have any fun. I think that’s just wrong when people judge others … especially when you’re not supposed to judge anyway. But I deal with it all the time. People will come up to me and say ”Oh you shouldn’t be wearing that skirt,” and I just say ”why not?” I’m not doing it distastefully, and I’m not being disrespectful. I have my relationship with God, so therefore I don’t feel like anyone should judge me. But it’s life, and people are going to judge. And there’s so much controversy surrounding religion, so I just eat it. At this point, it is what it is, but I know who I am … and God knows my heart, so I don’t take it any further.
On what she struggles with
I don’t know. For me, I lean on God for everything. I have an amazing family, and I have God, so those are my backbones. So if I’m having any trouble, that’s where I go, or I simply sit down and write in my diary. But I always end up going back to God and to my family.