Hot Shot – Cassie Ventura
Better known as just "Cassie," this 26-year-old is a woman of many talents, and tomorrow is a big day for her.The 26-year-old recording artist, dancer, actress and model was first signed to NextSelection in 2002, and it wasn't long before Diddy heard her single 'Me & U,' while in a club. That was all it took, Bad Boy Records partnered with NextSelection on Cassie's self-titled debut, which was released in 2006 and reached #4 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Her second studio release featured Lil Wayne, Akon and Diddy himself, but none of the singles reached the charts. In 2009 Cassie signed with Interscope Records, and her debut mixtape 'RockAByeBaby' is set to release on April 11, 2013 and will feature Rick Ross and Wiz Khalifa. Between her silky-smooth R&B sound, and wealth of connections with rappers and producers, we have high hopes for this new release; we'll definitely be listening.
When she's not recording, Cassie has also modeled for Calvin Klein, ASOS, GQ Bust magazine, and has appeared in ads for Adidas, Abercrombie & Fitch, and several other huge brands. She made her film debut in 2008's 'Step Up 2: The Streets.'
Cassie started a major trend in 2009, when she shaved her head as a nod to the punk rock movement, if you wondered why your girlfriend went bald.
Can't wait for the mixtape to drop? Check out the video for 'Paradise,' ft. Wiz Khalifa. Here are some more pictures. You're welcome: