Rita Ora Reveals She Was "Completely Mesmerised" By The Spice Girls In New ELLE Covershoot

17 April 2013, 17:34

The singer opens up in a revealing interview and photoshoot for the US magazine's latest edition.

Rita Ora has spoken about her love of The Spice Girls when she was a youngster.

The 'R.I.P.' singer opened up about the 90s group, who reunited last year to perform at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony, in a new interview with ELLE.

Rita appears on the cover of the latest US edition of the magazine and is seen wearing a series of high fashion outfits in an accompanying photoshoot by designers including Dior and Valentino.

"I just remember watching them – not even meeting them – and I was completely mesmerised," Rita explained about her interest in The Spice Girls.

"It feels great to meet someone who is not human, but is."

Rita Ora poses on the cover of the new edition of ELLE magazine: (picture: Thomas Whiteside)

Rita Ora ELLE cover

The interview also sees Rita open up about her "big break" – signing to Jay-Z's record label Roc Nation in 2009.

"I didn't think in a million years that I'd fly to New York to meet one of the biggest music moguls of our time," she said.

Rita is one of a number of women, including Adele, who have been included in ELLE's Women In Music edition.