Celebrity Crush: UK Edition

Corrine Bailey Rae is my new celebrity crush. I know she’s been around for awhile, so her serious fans are probably looking at me like “where the Hell have YOU been the past 4 years?” I’ve always liked her music, but the moment when “like” turned to “love” was when I first heard this:

I’ve always had a thing for Black women with British accents. I don’t know if a childhood of watching Downtown Julie Brown on MTV had anything to do with this. Whatever the case, I totally see why Eddie Murphy got that Spice Girl pregnant. I’d even date Naomi Campbell and put myself at risk for a physical beating at the hands of a supermodel. The accent is that alluring to me.

Now that I’ve established that Corrine Bailey Rae has said accent, and the photo above clearly shows that she’s pretty, what gave her the edge was sounding that good covering a Bob Marley song. I’ve heard many a great singer perform great covers of Is This Love, but Corrine’s remake was the best in my humble opinion.

Talent is sexy.

Talent + a British accent = Even sexier.

Talent + a British accent + actually being sexy = LEON’S NEWEST CELEBRITY CRUSH!

Let me know what you think of my new celebrith crush selection. Agree? Disagree? Not that your opinion is going to change anything, but it’ll be interesting to read nonetheless. I mean, just be glad my crush isn’t on some  jheri curl woman with a crucial Lamont Sanford looking mustache. Imagine if this is how the entry started:

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4 Responses to “Celebrity Crush: UK Edition”

  1. NAYDIA 25. Feb, 2011 at 8:41 am #

    who’s mama is that?

  2. CurlyQ 25. Feb, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

    that last pic is so jacked up! smdh – hope it isn’t someone I know’s family. lol

  3. D 25. Feb, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    My celebrity crush (UK version): Gugu Mbatha-Raw.


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