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TALKS BOYFRIENDS, HOLIDAYS AND THE HAVEY KARDASHIANS TO THE RESCUE 13th December 2013 Issue 102
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“I’m so busy I even need to plan when I can go for a wee!”
f you could wave some sort of magic wand and become any girl in the world, we’d bet a tenner you’d pick Cherish. With the voice of an angel, a wardrobe to die for, and a drop dead gorgeous boyfriend on her arm, the Best Night of Our Lives singer appears to have it all - but she doesn’t. In this exclusive interview with V.I.POP, Cherish reveals how she has so much more. It’s 8am on a Saturday morning, and still a bit early for us, but Cherish (real name Cherry Mathews), waltzes in in a cute Jack Wills yoga pants and top set, and a laid back pair of pink converse. Make-up free and still glowing, Cherish beams her famous, friendly smile and relaxes back in her
chair, explaining that she’d been up at 6 for a dance rehearsal, in preparation for her next UK tour, which starts next month. Sipping on a bottle of coconut water, Cherish reveals the drink is a savoir for her spot prone skin, a tip learned from celeb pal Rihanna. Trying not to die of jealously, we begin to ask about her new found fame. A whirlwind of a year ago, Cherish tells us she was a normal 18 year old from Milton Keynes, who spent many of her weekends at weddings, helping her mum’s catering business, to help pay her way through Sixth Form. “I’ve always been painfully shy,” the singer explains, “but I got talking to a few of the regular performers and I used to join their rehearsals for fun whilst I was waiting for my mum”. With that exceptional voice, it was
no wonder she began to become noticed and by who other than Byron Powell’s brother. In what only can be described as an act of fate, 40 minutes before a wedding party was about to start, one of the back-up singers fell heavily ill and had to be rushed off to hospital. The performers, knowing Cherry had easily picked up the routines and lyrics they’d shown her, begged her to step in. “It was the most nerve racking moments of my life, but it would have been so much more daunting if I’d known Byron Powell’s brother was in the audience! He approached me afterwards and I didn’t believe him at first, but he hold me who he was and that his brother was looking for new talent and handed me his card. The rest is all a blur of recording, rehearsals, events and
Cherry with boyfriend Charlie 13 - 20 December 2013 WWW.VIPOPWORLD.COM
views – I’m so busy I even need to plan when I can go for a wee!” A hectic schedule for any normal 18 year old, however the star still makes time for family and relationships, and has recently been linked to Charlie Manderson, 20 (that’s Kye off EastEnders to you and me!). When we ask Cherish about him she adorably turns a shade of scarlet and begins to giggle – Gosh it’s no wonder she’s stolen the hearts of the nation! “We’ve been dating for about 7 months now, things are going really well. I’ve always been a huge ‘Enders fan so I jumped at the chance to attend the British Soap Awards in March, and we were introduced to each other there. He asked me for my number and we texted and spoke on the phone for about a month and a half before officially dating, which was great because we really got to know each other and become so close, even my mum loves him!” A power couple for sure, as Charlie has just been voted “Sexiest Soap Actor of The Year” and there are rumours of him releasing an autobiography and even entering “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me out of Here!”. So how do the two hottest A-List lovebirds make time for each other? Cherish explains the couple try to keep it as simple as possible; Charlie stays in Hertfordshire 4 days a week whilst filming, and the rest of the time he stays in Chelsea with Cherish, where she is preparing for her UK tour next month. “If I had it my way, he’d move to Chelsea permanently! But I can’t complain because we talk on the phone every day, and he even drives down to surprise me some evenings.” And it appears Charlie is the king of surprises, as we discover the actor has planned a romantic getaway for the two in 2014 when they both have some time off. “All he’s said is pack a bikini and some snorkels! I’d
love a romantic trip to Bora Bora though, like where the Kardashians stay.” As Cherish mentions the Kardashians we are just dying to ask her about her friendship with model, reality TV star, and heiress to millions of dollars, Kendall Jenner, also 18. The two seem to have bonded over their love of going for runs, Chelsea designer stores and sushi, but the question everyone wants to know is how? Coming from completely different backgrounds, the pair seem to be inseparable and the hottest
“The thought of losing my baby sister PETRIFIED ME”
double act duo on the dance floor. “Although she lives in LA, Kendall is always in London for events and because she loves the shops. When I saw her in Destiny (one of London’s hottest clubs were many A listers are spotted) I was so star struck! But it was actually her who came over to me and said she loved my music! We got talking and had a right giggle. After that we became really good friends and met up whenever she was in London or I was in Los Angles. I’ve met Kris (Kendall’s mum and “momager”) loads of times and she’s a lot more relaxed in real life than in the show! Her party was one of the most glamorous events I’d ever been to, I can’t wait for next years!” Although now Cherish can smile about her platinum selling album,
fit man candy, and celeb pals, things hasn’t always been sweet for the pop princess. Fiddling with her B-eat wristband (a charity which helps and supports young girls with eating disorders), Cherish’s big brown eyes begin to fill with sorrow as she slowly starts to tell us about her younger sister, Gemma. Sadly, 3 years ago, Gemma was diagnosed with bulimia and almost lost her life. “I’ve never been so scared – the thought of losing my baby sister petrified me! She’d always been slender but in the space of 4 months she dropped a stone and a half and was a size 0. It was crazy how quickly it happened and she still can’t talk about it properly. On the stage I appear so confident but I’m just like any normal girl! I get self-conscious seeing these stick thin models in fashion magazines and constantly being told that size 8 is “perfect” and “beautiful”, and that’s why I think B-eat is such an inspirational charity. We believe that beauty doesn’t have a size limit, and these young girls need to know that.” Luckily, thanks to help from counselling, her family and the B-eat organisation, Gemma is now healthy. “I definitely owe a lot to B-eat, which is why I’m so passionate about their charity and always trying to raise awareness. I can’t thank them enough for getting my sister back.” We ask Cherish how she maintains her gorgeous and healthy figure and modestly, she admits she’s never stuck to a strict regime, and simply follows a balanced diet and does an hour of dancing every day. “I’m only 18 so I’ve never really experienced ‘serious dieting’, but I’m definitely eating better than last year. I’ve always had a high metabolism and a craving for McDonald’s and KFC, but when you’re on your feet all day practicing a routine
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or walking down a red carpet fast food just doesn’t keep you going! Now I just eat little and often, whereas before I would skip breakfast and have go down the chippy for lunch, and then have a huge portion of my one of my mum’s homemade dishes for tea. Now I eat a lot more healthily and get my 5 fruits and veggies a day, although on a Sunday Charlie and I can never resist my mum’s roast dinners with extra apple crumble!” AMY COLE
Cherish’s single ‘Best Night of Our Lives’ is available to download now on iTunes and her album ‘The Cherish on Top’ can be pre-ordered on iTunes, available to download on the 20th of December. For more information from ‘Beat’ about eating disorders, please visit http://www.b-eat.co.uk/.
D.O.B: STAR SIGN: 16/11/1993 Scorpio WHO IS YOUR GREATEST MUSICAL INFLUENCE? Definitely Katy Perry, her lyrics are so clever and fun and all of her songs just put me in a good mood. WHAT 3 THINGS CAN’T YOU LIVE WITHOUT? My mum, Ben & Jerry’s cookie dough, and my iPad. FAVOURITE ITEM OF CLOTHING? My sparkly Christian Louboutins! They’re so pretty and glamorous! I wore them during my performance for the Teen Choice Awards for MTV and I could hardly walk in them, let alone dance in them, because they were so high! But afterwards I didn’t want to take them off!
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