BGG Chats with Chilli!

A few weeks ago I had the chance to catch up with Chilli, from the multi-platinum female group TLC. She recently partnered with Dasani (the Coca-Cola water brand) to serve as a spokesperson for their new campaign that celebrates everything that makes women, “refreshingly fabulous.” Although Chilli’s 38-year-old, she doesn’t look a day older than 21 and I needed to find out her secrets!

Check out our quick Q&A chat:
BGG: What made you want to be a part of the Dasani campaign?
Chilli: First of all it was so easy once I was approached by Dasani because it is my favorite water and I drink it anyway. So to be able to represent and endorse something that you love, makes everything a lot easier. I was happy to be a part of it because in the 18 years of being in this industry, I’ve always spoke out for women and tried to uplift us. This (campaign) is just a continuation of that.

BGG: What do you do to keep your skin looking so radiant?
Chilli: Thank you! It’s the water!! I don’t drink soda, I don’t smoke I don’t do any of thsoe kinds of things. I drink 7 bottles of water a day. I know that sounds like a lot, but it’s not a lot to me. We generally drink a lot throughout the day, but it’s usually stuff like soda and juices with tons of sugar in it, which are not good for our bodies. So when you drink a lot of water, it ultimately keeps your skin clear.

BGG: What items are must-haves in your makeup bag?
Chilli: I have to have lip gloss! I really don’t wear anything except when I’m working, but there’s this blush by MAC called “Peaches.” It makes you look like you’re blushing naturally because it gives just a hint of color. I love it!

BGG: I remember at one point, you were designing handbags. Are you still doing that?
Chilli: Yes, I’m still doing it. It’s a website business called “Bags by Chilli.” You can go there to order personalized bags. My son, Tre, inspired me to do it.

BGG: How old is he now?
Chilli: He’s 11-years-old now. They grow fast!

BGG: Are you continuing to pursue your singing career?
Chilli: Oh yeah definitely! T-Boz and I just got back from Japan and honey I didn’t want to leave the stage! It was amazing. It was the adrenaline and the fans singing along…it’s the best feeling in the world. It’s times like those when I know that this is what I’m supposed to be doing because it just feels too good and I don’t want to stop. Not yet!

How many glasses/bottles of water do you drink daily? What was your favorite TLC song from back-in-the-day?


  1. I try to get in at least 64 ounces a day. A glass before/on the way to work, three glasses at work, and one or two glasses in the evening.

    I loved “No Scrubs” back in the day – and still do!

    Great post.

  2. i’m working on getting my water drinking game up. right now, i really only drink it with meals.

    i don’t have one fave–i love red light special, diggin on you, baby baby baby, what about your friends, and the list goes on!

  3. I had no idea Chili was 38, she looks great!

  4. kitty vodka says:

    i love TLC!! i ha ve all the albums!!

  5. I hate to admit it but I hate drinking water, I’ll add some lemon juice to it or one of those powdered juice packs but if drinking a lot of water is all I need to do to make my skin look as good as Chili’s I might have to guzzle it up!

  6. the crazy/sexy/cool album was my ISH back when i was too young to know what i was singing about. i hardly drink any water but i need to get on that because i always thought chili was a BAD chick. she looks exactly the same as when they first came out. great interview!

  7. mimieyes says:

    I try to drink plenty during the day. Now I will try to drink more if I can look as good as Chili.

  8. I drink about 3 Liters a day of water… but i imagine all that diet coke is hurting any good my water is doing!

    Chilli loook great however!

  9. I try to drink a liter & a half to two liters a day…more if I’m working out that day. I LOVED the Crazy, Sexy, Cool album.

  10. I’m slipping on my water. Maybe two bottles a day tops. I love orange juice and diet coke. I allow myself to do it because OJ has calcium and vitamin C and Diet Coke has no calories. It’s a win-win if you ask me.

    But yes, more water is in order, ’cause Chili’s skin in fantabulous!

  11. Sorry for the double post, but my favorite TLC songs are creep and red light special. SO I CREEP YEAH!!! LOL!

  12. What a nice refreshing blast from the past. I really enjoyed that quick Q & A. Thanks for the great interview.

    My favorite TLC song from the past was, “Baby, Baby, Baby.” Actually, I still like it.

    As far as water goes, my consumption of it fluctuates. In the past I made an effort to drink half my body weight, nowadays I’m lucky if I get in 32 oz.

  13. I liked “Red light special” and “Waterfalls”. I drink about 5 bottles of water a day. And chilli looks wonderful, we age well.

  14. I drink 8 glasses of water a day as well as 4 cups of green tea, as well as my hair tonic in the morning. more than half of my day is spent in the bathroom, but I’ve been told i don’t look a day over 21 either.

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