A report by Kadia Blagrove for Fashion and Style. For more photos, follow the link below.
Rihanna reps her island to the fullest. Over the summer the Bajan beauty visited her homeland to shoot the new ad campaign for Barbados Tourism. The 24-year old super star signed a three-year contract with Barbados Tourist Authority (BTA) to be the official face of the Caribbean island. Rihanna treated her fans to some sneak peek photos before the campaign launches during the winter season.
In the shots, Rihanna is seen frolicking through her native home. The “Diamonds” singer’s identity remains ambiguous throughout the campaign, showing only a bit of her face or just the back of her body. However, her distinct features, sexy bum and infamous tattoos make it known just who the mysterious beauty in the ad really is. The gorgeous tropical shots are captioned with inspiring phrases like, “The biggest risk is not taking one.”
During her time shooting the island ads, Rihanna found some space in her schedule to squeeze in a visit from Oprah Winfrey. You may remember her famous candid sit-down with the talk show queen back in August. Little did we know that interview would be the great start of the dramatic love triangle between the pop star, her abusive ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, and his then-girlfriend Karrueche Tran.
Along with BTA, Rihanna has an endorsement deal with another tropical delight -Vita Coco Coconut Water. In the past she was the face of Covergirl and Nivea. However, the good-girl-gone-bad may have lost a deal due to her new “bad” image. Nivea dropped Rihanna as its spokesperson because she was “too sexy.” That hasn’t slowed down Rihanna though. The singer is busy with her other endorsements, her new album “Unapologetic” which drops November 19, Chris Brown, and her first-ever spring collection for British brand River Island.
Back in July, the singer announced her partnership with River Island and she has finally given an update since then. On November 3, Rihanna tweeted a photo of herself along with the caption, “Me! Spring/ summer collection with River Island is in the bag!”