Last month there was speculation that Rita Ora would be the face of Madonna’s Material Girl collection, and now the Brit songstress has confirmed via Instagram that she will indeed succeed Georgia May Jagger as spokesmodel for the junior line. The deal reportedly racked Rita a cool $780,000 and, if that’s the case, we think she’s worth every pretty penny. For one, she’s a young embodiment of the Queen of Pop with her bleached blonde hair and dark brows, and more importantly, she’s becoming a style muse in her own right, from her Emilio Pucci stage costumes to offbeat street wear.
The idea for the Ora and Madonna to join forces came to be during the Met Gala, where the two met, according to The Sun. The paper’s source also said, “Lourdes [Leon] has been a fan of Rita for a while and has been to many of her gigs. She persuaded her mum to see her.”
We find it interesting that Madge has tapped another British star for her American brand. Before Jagger, Kelly Osbourne served as a model for the brand. Although, Taylor Momsen fronted Material Girl as well, she didn’t last (seriously, Taylor, no matter how much you scowl, people will never forget that you are both Jenny Humphrey and Cindy Lou Who). We see why Ora is a fit for the young brand, but can’t help but think that the Brit obsession is only fueling that accent for which Madonna’s constantly being mocked. Maybe pick an American next round?