Jody Watley Is Definitely in Tune

You know her music, at its height of popularity in the 1980s—heck, you probably still dance to it or sing to it on the commute to work. You know her voice. Now get to know the other side of Grammy winner Jody Watley

by Ilyssa Panitz • Celebrity Reporter
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Photograph: Lauren Watley for Jody Watley Music Inc.

More: You are now in your fifties. How does that feel?
JW: I feel great. I am comfortable in my own skin. I am really happy and open to new possibilities. With age comes wisdom, and that is a benefit of where I am. I think that age is how you feel about it, and in my mind I am 25 years old. I take care of myself, I like the way I look, and I keep a positive attitude. The beauty of getting older is learning to appreciate yourself and ignoring your insecurities. My motto is, “Stay fabulous at any age!”

More: Insecurities? You?
JW: We all have them, and, yes, we all have something that creates self-doubt. I remember, growing up, thinking my smile was all teeth. I also have almond-shaped eyes, and got teased as a child for it. Believe it or not, you carry those memories as you get older.   

More: Speaking of having something fabulous, you have something really fabulous to add to your résumé: You recently starred in the production "Loving the Silent Tears." Tell me all about that.
JW: It was at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. There were 16 artists from around the world, including Israel, Iran, Brazil and Vietnam, who took part in this production. It was directed by Vincent Patterson, who worked with Michael Jackson for 17 years. All of the dancing was choreographed by Bonnie Story of High School Musical. Plus, I even got to share the stage with John Secada. The theme was all about finding inner peace, and we got to raise money for charity. It was such a moving experience, and one I will treasure forever.

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