Interview with the girls of
Mpress was the opening act for Britney Spears's HBO Concert in Las
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How do you keep your hair so shiny and healthy?
Marissa: I wash my hair every three days, it's really good for the
oils and everything.
Lauren: Take a multivitamin everyday.
Zoraida: And there are William Whatley products... he does our hair
Girly Nation: What's the best beauty tip you've ever received?
Marissa: Drink lots of water
Lauren: Don't touch your face
Girly Nation: What does your favorite outfit consist of?
Marissa: Mine would be a really really low cut jeans, stiletto heels,
and a little top
Lauren: Mine would be really low jeans..My favorite jeans in the world
are my Levi's, the low rise ones, really tight fitting and really long, and
backless shoes and I don't know, like a cute top
Zoraida: I kinda like whatever looks good, just as long as I have
a belly ring to match. I probably have like 15 belly rings.
Nation: If you could work with another artist, who would it be?
Marissa: Brian McKnight
Lauren: Missy Elliot
Marissa: ooh there's so many!
Zoraida: I think Madonna!
Girly Nation: Have you been able to spend time with Britney?
All: No we haven't, we haven't met her before actually.
Girly Nation: What are the essential elements in your makeup bag?
Marissa: Concealer-Estee Lauder, Foundation, Powder, Mascara and
Lauren: Concealer-MAC, eyeshadow, like shimmery eyeshadow, OH! And
MAC Lipglass...Face Bronzers
Zoraida: Liquid Eyeliner!
Marissa: She can't live without her liquid eyeliner
Zoraida: I use L'oreal--it's the one in the tube with the long stick
in the little brush it's not the one that you have to shake to apply.
Girly Nation: Are you planning on watching the Harry Potter movie?
All: Oh yes!!!
Nation: Are you a big Harry Potter fan?
All: Oh yes, huge!
Girly Nation: Have you wanted to be a pop star all your life or did
it just hit you one day?
Lauren: I've always wanted to sing.
Marissa: Same here.
Zoraida: I've always wanted to sing, dance, act...whatever just gets
me out there entertaining people.
Girly Nation: Would you rather go on tour in Europe or in the United
Marissa: They're both two really different places and the fans are
different too. We've done a little bit around here so far, so we definitely
want to go to Europe now. Europe is great!
Girly Nation: Who does your makeup and hair or do you do it yourself?
Lauren: It depends--if it's a really big show, we have somebody come
in and do it for us. But if it's a small show like a mall show or we're doing
stuff around our hometown we do our hair and makeup. Like today, we did our
So it depends on what kind of show we're doing
Nation: It's so great that you're opening or Britney during her HBO concert.
What does it feel life to have such an amazing opportunity?
Marissa: It's incredible!
Lauren: It's awesome! We're so excited! It's such an honor to be able
to do that.
Girly Nation: Are you nervous for that?
Marissa: Yes. Well, Lauren doesn't get nervous that much. Well, she
gets nervous, but it's more like adrenaline.
Lauren: But Zoraida gets nervous, she's just like "oh my gosh!"
But I'm just telling her "it's going to be ok..."
Zoraida: The minute the music starts, the nervousness goes away, it
turns into adrenaline onstage. It's very very exciting!
Girly Nation: Where is your favorite place to shop?
Lauren: Any and every mall how about that?
Marissa: Detour, Bebe, I'm a Bebe person!
Zoraida: She is Bebe all the way!
Lauren: I like designer boutiques. Versace...I like to get things
like that every now and then.
Zoraida: Mine is Electronics Boutique!
Girly Nation: What game systems do you have?
Zoraida: I have Playstation 2, Sega Dreamcast, Playstation 1 and the
Game Boy Advance.
Girly Nation: What has been your favorite city to perform so far?
Marissa: We went to Monte Carlo once, in Monaco,and that was really
cool..it was in front of Prince Albert, Kevin Costner. That was probably
my favorite one. and also LA, mine would probably be LA, and here [in Las
Vegas], we were performing here back in March.
Girly Nation: Do you have any pets?
Lauren: Yes!! I have a dog and a bird. I have a dog name Suzy, it's
a shitzu. It's about 10 years old, so she's really old, but she's really
cute and fat, but she moves really cute and it's so adorable! and my bird's
name is Sasha.
Zoraida: I actually have a toy maltese that my family has and takes
care of back home.
Girly Nation: What do you like to do when you're on the road?
Marissa: I like to work out, and read and listen to music, and buy
magazines, and shop!
Zoraida: I like playing Playstation and reading.
Girly Nation: Do you have a special pre-show ritual?
Marissa: we have a lot of pre show rituals! We sing Wild Thing--acapella,
of course. We like beatboxing and everything....and we pray.
Lauren: we drink a lot of energy drinks. Yeah, I have one, my favorite
one is Bawls.
Marissa: Haha! We had this interview today, and Lauren was like "yeah,
we drink Bawls"
Lauren: Then I said "Yea, and the bottle's blue!" But then I knew
it would be taken wrong, so I was like "It's spelt B-A-W-L-S all you dirty
minds out there!!" So it was like, "PG version--Milk and Cookies!"
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