Keri Hilson Talks About Her Tomboy Style, Loving Discount Stores

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While gearing up to perform for VH1 Divas Salute the Troops on Dec. 5, Keri Hilson swung by VH1′s offices to school us in fashion and take us through her outfit — from head to toe. We were a little bit surprised to hear the “Pretty Girl Rock” singer say she never likes to be “too girly.” Sure, we remember how stunning Keri looked rocking cut-off jeans and a wife-beater in the video for “Knock You Down.” But never?

“My fashion philosophy is to be myself, which is the tomboy within,” she says. “Even when I’m wearing heels there’s a certain masculine meets feminine factor.”

Even more surprising: the Grammy Award-winning Avon spokesmodel claims to “love” discount stores, including Marshalls, Ross Dress for Less and T.J. Max. “I’ll be looking through the racks right next to you,” she says. “And shoot you a smile.” Whoa, now that would knock us down. [Photos: Jen Marigliano]

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VH1 Divas Salute the troops will air Sunday, Dec. 5 at 9/8c. Additional performers include Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Paramore, Sugarland, and Grace Potter& the Nocturnals. Keri’s new album, No Boys Allowed, will be released Dec. 21.

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  1. Taisha says:

    I love Her Hair ! : ) Go Keri !

  2. MsKeriFrenchTem says:

    She is so much talented but not very promoted as other divas i hope that her upcoming album will get the required atention!!! we’ve had it with the same divas again and again

  3. Miss S says:

    Hello Keri, I love your voice, but I wish you could let it out more. To me you sort of sound like Beyonce a little bit. Your style I really don’t like it.

  4. rushtojesus says:

    By using Kathy Griffin as a host for a show on your network I am sure your intention was to capitalize on her noteriety and vulgarity to boust your viewership. I have been a member of your audience since the begining of VH1 but after another week of watching to take note of every one of your sponsors and contacting them with my disdane for your “service” as well as to inform them of my discontinuence of their products I will not be watching anymore except occasionally to get a new list of your sponsors.