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Why Ciara Believes 2016 Is the "Year of the Woman"

Why Ciara Believes 2016 Is the "Year of the Woman"

For Glamour's September issue, we photographed 54 incredible women across America and asked them to define themselves. The results were brilliant, funny, and inspiring — read them all here — and create a stunning portrait of what it is to be a woman in America today. (As our editor-in-chief puts it: "We're all unicorns.") Here, Ciara discusses her favorite music video look of all time, beauty tricks, and the last thing she Googled.

GLAMOUR: What does it mean to be a woman in 2016? What does it mean to you?

Ciara: I believe 2016 is the Year of the Woman and now more than ever, it is our time to accomplish anything and everything. Anything is possible for women, including being a presidential nominee (and I anticipate we will welcome our first female president in the history of the United States)!

GLAMOUR: What's the best beauty or styling trick you’ve learned, and how did you learn it?

Ciara: The best beauty trick I’ve learned is "less is best." For example, when I’m preparing to go out for the day, something as simple as putting some concealer underneath my eyes with a bit of highlighter automatically gives me a natural and fresh look. If I do that with a little bronzer, then I’m good to go for the day.

GLAMOUR: You've been rocking killer looks in your music videos since “Goodies.” Which one is your all-time favorite look?

"Goodies." The swimsuit and jeans look is my favorite. It was a big part of my introduction to the world as an artist. It was so cool to see girls wearing swimsuits with their jeans during that time.

GLAMOUR: Which red carpet look is your all-time favorite?

Ciara: Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy party this year. I wore a top knot and a black dress. I loved everything from my hair to my makeup to the way the dress fit. I really liked how I was able to wear a funky topknot look at such a classy event.

GLAMOUR: In what ways would you consider yourself American? Ciara: I’m a military baby, and it makes me proud to know that I’m the child of two parents that served our country. I feel very connected to our country, and I’m honored to be an American. AND, I love cheeseburgers and Southern cuisine.

GLAMOUR: What’s the last thing you Googled?

Ciara: Brexit. I wanted to know more about how this is supposed to affect the United States.

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Photo Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images