Photo Shoot Interview: Antonique Smith
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Watch Antonique Sing for Page 31 Karaoke
Just hours before our Page 31 photo shoot spread was due to be published, Antonique Smith dazzled a packed house at SOBs night club on the lower east side of Manhattan. "Why is she not on my radio?" Inquired one female spectator in disbelief at the vocal display of Smith after a flawlessly executed Whitney Houston cover that would have had Simon Cowell blushing.
For everyone in attendance this evening, Smith transformed from “the girl who played Faith Evans,” to “the girl who can sing as good as anyone I know.” Her 2009 breakout role in the hip-hop biopic Notorious introduced her to the masses as a notable actress however Antonique explains the opportunity as just a step closer to her dreams. “Acting just kind of fell in my lap… sometimes it’s hard for actors to become singers,” says Smith before continuing to rattle off a list of exceptional exceptions: “Jamie Foxx after he did Ray; Jennifer Hudson after she did Dream Girls; Jennifer Lopez after she did Selena.” Antonique Smith after she did Notorious.
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