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May 16, 2015

To her thousands of followers on Tumblr and Instagram, Justine Skye isn’t just an emerging music star — she’s known as The Purple Unicorn, the internet alter-ego she’s been carefully cultivating since age 16. The Brooklyn-bred teenager, now 19, first started her popular Tumblr as a way to express herself creatively: She’d post outfit photos, show off her signature violet hair, and, eventually share her music. Fast-forward a few years and whole lot of hard work later, and now the singer has a freshly-inked deal with Atlantic Records and a handful of R&B bangers to show for it. But despite this imminent success, Justine remains as down-to-earth as ever. She’s even still just as active on Tumblr (so you should totally follow her if you’re not already!). Just in time for the release of her latest single, “Bandit,” get to know Justine Skye in our pop quiz below.

NAME: Justine Skye

NICKNAME: Stine (Steen)

OCCUPATION: Recording artist signed to Atlantic Records

NAME YOU WISHED YOU HAD AS A LITTLE KID: I never thought about ever having another name, although through the ages of 14-16 I wished I had a “cooler” name. But now I love the say it sounds, Justine Skye

MOST TEXTED PERSON IN YOUR PHONE: Probably my mom

DREAM ROLE IN A MOVIE THAT’S ALREADY BEEN MADE: Angelina Jolie as Evelyn Salt in Salt

DREAM CONCERT TICKET (ANY BAND, ANY DECADE): Janet Jackson, The Velvet Rope Tour

CAREER ICON: Beyoncé

HAIR ICON: Tish Celestine (My hairstylist)

DENIM ICON: Acne Studios Brand

SPIRIT ANIMAL: Rihanna

FAVORITE MASCARA: Voluminous False Fiber Lashes from L’Oreal

FAVORITE SNEAKERS: Rick Owens Geobasket High-Top

FAVORITE BOOK: The Doll People 

TV ADDICTION: Game of Thrones, Empire, Scandal

KARAOKE ANTHEM: “Try Again” by Aaliyah

LAST SONG DOWNLOADED: “A Train” by Justine Skye

LAST MOVIE WATCHED: The Imitation Game 

LAST FASHION ITEM PURCHASED:Dita Sunglasses

PRIZED POSSESSION IN HIGH SCHOOL: My bookbag

BEST COMPLIMENT YOU COULD GET: That my skin glows like the sun!

TEXTING (ON SILENT) IN A MOVIE THEATER: OK OR NO? Sometimes it’s okay, if it’s my mom or if it’s important. But you should be paying attention to the movie, you paid for it! 

HOW ARE YOU FEELING TODAY? Today I feel super relaxed and organized, it’s been a calm but productive day.

WHAT IS POPULAR? Snapchat is definitely what’s popular right now. I’m super addicted to it and by the looks of it, so is the rest of the world.

Credits

  • JUSTINE SKYE, SHOT BY RENELL MEDRANO