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Rihanna Swims With Sharks + Covers Harper’s Bazaar March Issue

Rihanna x Harper's Bazaar

Rihanna is living life like it’s golden! She effortlessly slayed the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Spring Fashion issue. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the movie Jaws, the risk-taking rebel took a dive with the sharks for her magazine spread.

For the love of fashion, Rih Rih signed up to swim in a tank full of sharks at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa. Professional photographer and certified diver, Norman Jean Roy, captured every moment though his lens.

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With this nerve-wrecking adventure checked off her bucket list, she made it very known that she doesn’t keep sharks in her circle. “I try my best to avoid the sharks of life, but I have had my share of experiences with them, and in those cases I just have to handle them accordingly,” she said. “But I do not swim with sharks … sharks swim with sharks.”

Here’s a few highlights from here interview with Harper’s Bazaar:

Laura Brown: Did you watch Jaws as a kid? Did it scare you or thrill you?

Rihanna: Both! It freaked me out because I was a beach baby, so every time a new Jaws came out I would take months off from the beach or just sit on the sand. If I happened to get in the water, my dad would hum the theme music, and I was right back out of it. But that was really my fault because I was obsessed with Jaws. Steven Spielberg was my childhood hero.

Laura Brown: Would you say you’re adventurous? What is the greatest adventure you’ve been on, and what would you like to do?

Rihanna: Greatest adventure? Are you kidding me? I just did a photo shoot in the midst of sharks. It’s going to be pretty hard to beat that.

Laura Brown: You are fearless with your style, but in what ways are you fearless in life?

Rihanna: I think I’m like most people—we fear the unknown and the things that have yet to come to pass, which are the very things that don’t deserve to be feared. When you give God complete control, it’s very hard not to be fearless.

Laura Brown: Being famous for a decade now, you would have had to develop a thick skin. In what ways are you tough, and in what ways are you sensitive?

Rihanna: This skin has been developing since my first day at school. It didn’t happen after fame; I couldn’t survive fame if I didn’t already have it. So sometimes the toughest thing in life is to be vulnerable. I’m not generally a sensitive person, but I tend to be more sensitive toward others and what they’re going through. I don’t know if that’s the healthiest thing, but it’s the truth.

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