Overcoming the odds, cameras and cat fights of a reality TV show, the four women that now comprise Girlicious are ready to release their debut album. It comes out July 1.
"It is a competition, so of course you are looking for the other girls weaknesses. I wanted to win and have a spot in the group," 19-year-old Natalie Mejia said of Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious.
When the final four emerged, fortunately, they were able to focus on their shared goal of establishing a sining career. The girls got to know each other and create a unique bond.
"The girls and I bonded so hard, we are pretty much sisters. We hang out with each other a lot," Chrystina said. "It was hard for me to put aside my differences, but when we came together we realized what we have."
Now that the competition is over, the girls are busy with a handful of projects, including a two-year, multi-million dollar deal with Sexy Hair Concepts, the Chatsworth, California-based firm which specializes in manufacturing volume-generating hair products.
The deal will include $3 million expenditure by the company to produce print advertising featuring Girlicious. It's quite the commitment to a new group.
"The things the company is moving toward are youth, sexiness and diversity," said Jim Morrison, chief executive officer of Sexy Hair. "If you look at these four girls, it is sort of United Colors of Benetton. It was a natural fit and didn't take us long to make a decision."