Normani Kordei, 20, knows how to put on a show with her girl group Fifth Harmony, but now she’ll have to learn how to waltz! The singer will be on the next season of Dancing With The Stars so we’ve gathered up the five things you need to know about Normani before her ballroom dancing debut along with Olympians Simone Biles and Nancy Kerrigan!
1. She’s a New Orleans girl.
Normani was raised in New Orleans and when Hurricane Katrina hit, it had a major impact on her and her family. “I’ve been through so much especially coming from New Orleans where there was Hurricane Katrina in 2005. I had to pick up. We had to move, make new friends, and I think my family was just strong for me as well because we had to start completely over again,” she told Modeliste.
2. She pretends to be Beyoncé onstage.
Normani admits that she can be shy, but she doesn’t want that to come across when she’s onstage so she pretends to be Queen B. She channels Beyoncé’s fierceness when she’s performing. Can’t wait to see that translate to the ballroom dance floor!
3. Normani is a family girl.
She stays super close with her family and calls them regularly. Normani has a super special relationship with her grandmother and wrote a heartwarming message to her on her birthday. “You’re my world and my partner in crime. I miss being home falling asleep with you and watching “The Newlywed Game”. I feel you with me always. Every single day I wake up and thank God for placing you in my life,” she wrote. How beautiful!
4. She’s a global ambassador for the American Cancer Society.
Normani’s mother, Andrea, was diagnosed with breast cancer when Normani was only 5 years-old. Andrea is now a proud cancer survivor and Normani uses her platform to promote breast cancer screening and HPV vaccinations. So inspirational!
5. Normani has an incredible voice.
She absolutely fell in love with Solange Knowles’s powerful new album A Seat At The Table. Normani recorded her own rendition of “Don’t Touch My Hair” and it is incredible. Maybe Normani can sing during her time of Dancing With The Stars!
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