It take a little more than perseverance, attitude, character and vision to be a role model but Robyn Rihanna Fenty, popularly known by her stage name Rihanna, says everything adds to one’s dream of being a sex symbol.
The famous Barbadian singer, writer and actress, is known for her wild fashion choices but she owes most of it to Madonna, who she openly admires as her idol and biggest influence.
“I think that Madonna was a great inspiration for me, especially on my earlier work,” Riri told Digital Spy in 2012.
“If I had to examine her evolution through time, I think she reinvented her clothing style and music with success every single time. And at the same time remained a real force in entertainment in the whole world.”
Maria Carey has been another major influence on the 29-year-old’s music. Others who played major roles in her career include: Janet Jackson and Beyoncé, Celine Dion, Lil’ Kim, Prince, Brandy and many others.
The New York Magazine wrote about Rihanna’s amazing ability to shift looks dramatically with so much ease.
Here’s how the music icon reinvented fashion and sexiness:
Rihanna contested for one of the night’s sexiest women at amFAR’s fifth annual Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles. She looked stunning in that white gown but those sparkling pasties made the most out of her sexiness.
Riri almost appeared naked at the 2006 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, where she made an attempt at a Janet Jackson.
As good as it got at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, our beloved singer wore this controversial outfit. The striped see-through dress wasn’t really bad but if you enjoy reading through the lines…
Ah! She did it again with her on-stage costumes at 2016 MTV Video Music Awards performance in New York City, where she displayed bums, bums and bums in revealing leotards.
Where those fingers at? Considered as one of Rihanna’s most scandalous outfit, this number she wore during a performance at the 2010 Rock in Rio music festival was inspired by Madonna.
She left us speechless with this shimmery outfit. This was her choice for the red carpet at the 2014 Council of Designer of America (CFDA) Awards in 2014. Awesomeness!
Now who’s the “Booby Queen?” Not our beloved Riri, of course. She appears more conservative at the European premiere of Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets, don’t you think?