February 24, 2012

Cymphonique Knows How To Rock

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 Fifteen-year-old Cymphonique Miller is the star of the new Nickelodeon show How To Rock. She comes from a family of rappers. Her brother is Lil' Romeo, and her father is Master P., so she has already had experience in the entertainment industry. And it shows in How to Rock

The show is based on the book How to Rock Glasses and Braces by Meg Hastin. Cymphonique plays the most popular and beautiful girl in school whose life is ruined when she gets glasses and braces. Her so-called friends reject her because she isn't perfect anymore, so she joins a band with some new friends who accept her for who she is.

Read our interview to find out more . . .

Q: What do you love about your character in How to Rock?
Cymphonique: What I love about Kacey Simon is that she’s an example for me that people can change. She’s strong and she’s passionate and she loves music, so I get to do music throughout the entire show. But what you’ll see in the first season is that she’s not perfect at all, her struggles. She’s used to being the boss, used to being solo, and during that period of time, she learns teamwork and friendship.


Q: Are you bossy? Do you like to run things?
Cymphonique: Oh no, not at all, but what I love about playing her is the message that she gives off and that she’s also really fun. We get to do crazy things like I swim in a pool of mac and cheese. I'd have never gotten to do that so I can check that off the bucket list. I got to sing in mid-air, I was on a wire. Luckily I didn't have to be up there for too long.

Q: Has your brother Romeo given you any advice?
Cymphonique: Yes, he has given me advice. He’s always just telling me, "Stay true to who you are no matter what. Never get into the business for fame or money because you will never be happy that way. You’ve got to work hard."

Q: How do you juggle work and school?
Cymphonique: Before we even start rehearsal or start filming, I always have to do some school first. I usually do five hours of school each day. We space it out and I'll usually do three hours before we even start rehearsal. I'm in 11th grade. I'm 15.

Q: Plan to go to college?
Cymphonique: Oh yes, definitely. Romeo's my inspiration because he's in the business and he also is still going to college.

Q: You kept your name secret when you auditioned. Is it important to make it on your own and not ride the coattails of your famous family?
Cymphonique: Yes, some people think it might be easier, but I actually think it's harder because you have something to prove. I think it keeps me working hard; it's a good motivation.

Q: Musical influences?
Cymphonique: I love Mariah Carey, Jennifer Holliday, Michael Jackson, Minnie Riperton, I think she's amazing. Tina Turner.

Q: Your first release will be a How to Rock cast record, but are you working on a solo album? Cymphonique: Yeah definitely. After the soundtrack comes out, I'll be working on my own record. I actually co-wrote the How to Rock theme song "Only Be You."

Q: What do you think of show wardrobe? What's your own style?
Cymphonique: Kacey's style differs a little bit from my own personal style because she's a little more girly; she loves to wear skirts. My favorite part, hey always have really great shoes. She wears a lot of Doc Martens, and I love Doc Martens. I love doing my hair all wild. Sometimes I go pin straight, and sometimes I’ll go all natural and curly. I have fun with the curls when I go natural because my hair has a mind of its own.

Q: What do you do for diet and exercise?
Cymphonique: Sometimes it can be challenging to stay away from the candy, so I enjoy nature's candy, fruit. I love fruit. I have to avoid the donuts because they have them on set every day. I'm like. "You’re taunting me." Also instead of ice cream we got them to have frozen yogurt there now. Sometimes you don't have to give it up; just compromise. For fitness, I work out with my family a lot. We like to go running, and we get a little competitive with each other. We love to run the track.

Have you seen How to Rock? What did you think? Are you a fan? How does it compare to the book? Leave a Comment!

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

 Interview by Gerri Miller

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    I just love the show i also love her cothes so much. She has the the cothes the hair she fab :-) !!!!!!!

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  3. FashionFashion172

    by the way my friend helps me write songes i am in mr.k’s class and evryone in spires me and i inspire them probaly chow ohhhh and to bad that some people dont know who i am i probaly shouldnt say information about my self bye chow have fun read my notes

  4. FashionFashion172

    hey i think u guys are so alsome i with i could be famouse i right songs but i dont know if there good one is called make it rock if u read it i hope youll like it im sick of being afraid i want to show the world who i really am and what i like to do by the way i like righting songs and singing them in front of people like at the mall you should really listin to my song make it rock and u inspire me with ur songs chow bye.

  5. bludolphin1320

    I luv how to rock, i mean i play guitar and i know how hard it is and everything but i play acoustic. I LUV HOW TO ROCK!!!!!

  6. azariea

    hey girl you are so cool.I LOVE YOU. but in your first episode you learned how to rock you should of said something to your old friends when they asked you are your eyes ok.

  7. Sarah

    I love how to rock! I’m glad you guyz interviewed her so we can know her story better. I love HOW TO ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. dogpurple574

    how to rock is the best show i ever watched it is my new favorite show it is as entertaining as reading one of allies books she has the greatest voice i cant believe it you should watch this show if you dont piece out girl scout

  9. Aquaband132

    I luv how 2 rock. Its a great show! Kacey is a great singer nd a great actress! The rest of the cast is awesome 2!

  10. Zania

    Hey on How to Rock she’s intelligent aand smart.I went online and listened to all of here songs like:Butterflies, Something,Tell the DJ, and All that. They’re all great songs but I ABSOULUTELY LOVE SOMETHING by Cymphonique that song can make you fall in love thats why I absoulutely LOVE that song!!!LOL
    Your friend,

  11. blessing

    i really love all the facts she put down.it shows all the things she went threw life. it also made a touching story. I LUV HOW TO ROCK. you rock how to rock there are so many things i could put down but i don’t fill like putting it down i don’t even know y i believe that when everybody should read about what you wrote.Wonderful Mastepiece