For Hollywood-based redhead musician, The Fabulous Miss Wendy, comparison to iconic female musicians is nothing new to the “sexiest rock star ever,” according to “Revolver Magazine”. Growing up, she was inspired by old-school punk acts like the Misfits, The Dead Kennedys, and The Ramones.
Like the stereotypical, feisty redhead, her drive and commitment of never taking “no” for an answer, commandeered her forming and and playing in several bands during her scandalous high school years.
Her video “I Like Boys” was nominated for LOGO’s “Ultimate Sexiest Videos” weekly contest beside videos by Ciara, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, the Pussycat Dolls, and more.
How to be a Redhead sat down with the sincere, genuine and smart (to name a few) Fabulous Miss Wendy to discuss her love for being a vibrant redhead, her music career and more..
H2BAR: Let’s start with the most important topic, your hair color. From pictures, it goes from bright red to bright pink. Why do you love being a “redhead” .. and sometimes a “pink head?”
TFMW: [Chuckles] I started dying my hair red when I was 14. At first, I started with small pieces and kept going until it was all over her head. I always switch it up and no matter what, I always go back to being a redhead. I feel really confident and know I should have been born a redhead. Last week, I went purple, but always am sure to keep red streaks in it. Red is such a dramatic color and I love the way it makes me feel- it’s so fun!
H2BAR: How did you get the name The Fabulous Miss Wendy?
TFMW: It was an organic thing. When I was in performance classes during my school days, one of my teachers would say, “The Fabulous Miss Wendy” when calling me up to stage and it just stuck.
H2BAR: What are you biggest accomplishments thus far?
TFMW: My biggest accomplishments are probably the records and music videos I have made; and am very thankful that I have kept creative control over all of my work. One of my songs, “Jailbait, debuted at #1 on the Japanese Video Charts and was the #2 Music Video in Japan for all of 2012, right behind the popular U.S. song “Thrift Shop.”
H2BAR: What is your advice to [redheaded] women who want to pursue their dreams?
TFMW: My advice to women who have dreams is to follow your gut and do what you love. It’s really really important to follow it or it will give up and you’ll get sad. Keep listening to your instincts, step outside of your comfort zones, push through it and you’ll realize that it is nothing bad at all. There is this surivival instinct that we all have and you can’t be afraid. Remember, failing is your way to success! Keep going and the ones that do are always successful.
H2BAR: This year, you are getting ready to go on tour to put out your new album, “No One Can Stop Me!” What inspired the album?
TFMW: Just like How to be a Redhead, my goal is to empower females. We are on our way to taking over the world! You can find all my music and more on iTunes. Rock it like a Redhead!