OCCUPATION: R & B singer
MARITAL STATUS: Engaged to Lyzel Williams, 29, a graphic artist and deejay
BIG BREAK: Her 2000 debut album, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1, went platinum and earned three Grammy nominations.
THE PERFECT FIT: “I eat what I want. I’m comfortable with myself. And I have a man who loves me whether I’m a size 8 or 18.”
HAIR DRESSING: Before going on the road (this month, she’s touring as Sting’s opening act), Scott spends six hours with Philadelphia stylist Syreeta Scott having her Afro transformed into 300 double-stranded twist braids. “She has very soft hair,” says Jazzy Jeff Townes, an executive producer on Scott’s CD. “I always want to touch it.”
NATURAL ASSETS: “Her eyes have the innocence of a child and at the same time that sexy, sultry vibe,” says Williams. Adds her makeup artist Eric Spearman: “Her skin is like silk.” Scott keeps it that way with Noxzema cleanser, Kiehl’s moisturizer and no foundation. “I think it’s important to see my pores,” she explains.
THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS: “When I get onstage,” says the singer, “I automatically feel beautiful.”