Rita Ora Says Moving to NYC at 18 Was a 'Big Wake-Up Call'

Rita Ora Says Moving to NYC at 18 Was a 'Big Wake-Up Call'

Rita Ora dons an oversized mesh shirt-dress while stopping for fans outside the Sony building on Tuesday (August 19) in New York City.

The 23-year-old British singer recently opened up about her first big trip to the States.

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“I moved here when I was 18 to record my first album, and I was really scared, because I’ve always had this impression of New York being an intimidating, crazy busy place,” Rita told THR. “I moved from London — living with my sister and my mom and dad, and sharing a bedroom — to having my own apartment. It was a big wake-up call. I mean, I grew up quick. What I’ll remember about New York is growing up really fast.”

In case you missed it, watch Rita take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in the middle of the Big Apple!

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