Lizzo has emerged as a body positive icon who is known for lyrics about self-love and confidence, as well as her unapologetic approach to life. Now, the chart-topping musician is making a reality TV series to find “full-figured” women to join her on stage.
“It’s time to find my dream team of beautifully talented big grrrls,” the “Good As Hell” singer, a three time Grammy winner and role model for body positivity, wrote on her Instagram page on Friday.
The reality series for Amazon Studios is the first in a deal between Lizzo and the streaming platform that was announced last year, under which she will develop and produce TV series.
Amazon said on Friday that the show will follow Lizzo, 32, as she searches for dynamic, full-figured dancers and models to join her on tour, performing with her on stage and on the runway.
“Only the most talented dancers and models will have what it takes to twerk it out on tour and stomp it out on the runway,” the official statement reads.
“Have you felt underrepresented and under appreciated? THEN I’M LOOKIN FOR YOU!,” Lizzo wrote on Instagram.
Lizzo, who trained as a classical flute player, had a break-out year in 2019 with hits like “Truth Hurts” and “Juice” and a role in the movie “Hustlers.” The rapper and R&B singer was named best new artist at last year’s Grammy Awards and Time magazine’s 2019 entertainer of the year.
Known for her larger-than-life personality, electrifying stage persona, and voice that straddles genres, from soul to pop to hip hop, Lizzo has cemented herself as a household name.
“Lizzo is one of the most exciting, creative, joyful artists in the industry, and it is such a pleasure to announce this new deal with her,” Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, said in a statement at the start of their partnership. “She has such a unique perspective and we’re so excited to hear her ideas for new content that our Prime Video customers are sure to love.”
A release date and title for the reality show have yet to be announced; however, Amazon Studios is casting now. You can apply at BigGrrrls.com. The announcement has been met with an outpouring of excitement on social media.
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant, Editing by Rosalba O’Brien)
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