13 Things You Didn’t Know About Jillian Hervey

We ask the singer from New York duo Lionbabe to take an exclusive selfie – and reveal all...


by Grazia |

"Glitter is like lotion. It keeps your soul moisturized. Nature is huge for me, I love being amongst the trees and animals."

Who is your best friend?

Andre Singleton. We met in college, he’s an artist as well. We love learning from our time in the world, and we’re always sharing our experiences with each other.


What is your biggest regret?

Not dating more people when I was younger. I had the same boyfriend forever in high school, and I wish I just had more experience.

What is your biggest extravagance?

Self-care: delicious-smelling candles or bath salts, amazing body lotions. Anything I know will make me feel better.

What is your type?

I mean tall, dark and handsome never hurt anyone, but I like someone who is funny, charismatic, honest, loyal and adventurous.

When was the last time you were embarrassed?

I have these new sliders and I’m tripping up in them a lot. I was carrying groceries a couple of days ago and tripped in them. I hope no one noticed.

When was the last time that you lost your temper?

I had a cleaning lady come to clean my apartment after being home from tour. It was all beautiful, and then my Boston bulldog just decided to throw up right in the middle of the floor. She’s my whole world, but I was like ‘that floor was JUST mopped…’


What would you like to delete from the internet from your past?

When I was younger I did a photoshoot with my mum [Vanessa Williams] and our family. The hair and makeup that me and my sister had was like crazy, I look like a different person. My sister and I are still really scared of that picture.

Who owes you an apology?

Anyone who’s taken advantage of the fact that I trust people when I first meet them. I’m learning now to protect and to let people in slowly rather than let them into everything straightaway.

Can you tell us a secret?

My desert island food is popcorn. My favourite flavour? Coconut oil and black truffle salt.

What would go in your Room 101?

Techno music. That really simple bass sound that always ends up being played at the end of the night. It literally drives me crazy and ruins my night every time.

What do you think is the biggest misconception about you?

A lot of people think I’m intimidating at first, I think because I wear a lot of hair. Actually I’m pretty approachable and pretty normal.


Who do you miss the most?

My grandpa Milton. He was a music teacher and taught me a lot. Every time I asked him a question we would look it up in my dictionary or encyclopaedia and then read together and learn about it.

What is your biggest life lesson?

Life is about change and about moving forward. It can be really hard to deal with, but it can also be very wonderful. I’ve learned that change is constant and to live in the present.

Jillian Hervey is part of H&M’s Autumn campaign. LION BABE’s debut album ‘Begin’ and new mixtape ‘Sun Joint’ are out now.

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