Nineties pop star unrecognisable after dramatic transformation as she plans career comeback | The Sun
NINETIES pop star Tameko Star looked sensational 27 years after her smash hits Don't stop Movin and Dreamer.
The powerhouse singer has unveiled a glam new look as she makes her comeback after shooting to fame performing alongside Peter Andre and the Spice Girls.
Tameko looked unrecognisable after her dramatic transformation, swapping her dark braids for a full head of bouncy blonde curls.
The Livin' Joy legend opened up about life on the road with Peter Andre and hanging with Spice Girls and Ant and Dec at the Smash Hits Poll Winners party.
In an exclusive chat with The Sun, Tameko said: “Being a part of the Smash Hits tour was absolutely incredible!
"So many great memories! Even now, when I hear any song from the Spice Girls or Peter Andre, I am catapulted right back to that time! I remember being at sound check and sitting with my "Momager" in the auditorium, waiting my turn. Mel B was trying to decide what to wear. We both told her how fabulous she looked in the Leopard outfit! I said to her, "You stand out." Needless to say, animal print is what she chose to wear from then on! I like to say we had a hand in cementing Scary Spice's signature look! LOL! She looked amazing!"
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Tameko gave fans a glimpse inside her friendship with pop legend Peter Andre.
She said: "I opened for Peter Andre as well! Word is he handpicked me after seeing one of my performances. I was the last opening act before he took the stage on the Smash Hits Tour… talk about pandemonium! The screams were deafening! Some crazy rumours were circulating in the press back then about Peter and I being romantically linked. Maybe there was a little something there… I mean, I would get these sweet but cryptic messages that would come across my TV in my hotel room. I don't know who was sending them, but someone was definitely flirting. Wink wink. LOL!
"He and I reconnected via Instagram recently. I swear he is the sweetest man, so helpful and kind. Hasn't changed a bit. He loves my new single, "Something Beautiful!" Peter even suggested we get into the studio to record something! I'm open! It would be such an epic union! We shall see!"
Tameko recalled working alongside Ant and Dec too at the 'Smash Hits Poll Winner's party.
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She said: " I was extremely nervous, and a bit stressed while waiting in the wings for them to call my name. Just before they did, my stomach started to knot! I frantically told my mom that I was feeling sick! The very next moment, Ant and Dec said, "It's Livin' Joy and 'Don't Stop Movin'!" and it was game time. Honey, I blacked out and left all my fears in those wings.
When my performance was over, Ant said, "I certainly didn't stop movin', did you?". Dec added, "Please Ant, no more bowel references!". Lol! Anyway, what a pair! They were hilarious! So good to see them doing so well and still making people laugh!"
Over the years Tameko has been busy with her talent development & production company, Star House Entertainers.
She has mentored some of her students to appear on American Idol, Broadway, (The Lion King & Sponge Bob Square Pants), Disney Channel, Nickelodeon and Lifetime Movie Network.
They have also landed roles in Blockbuster films, television commercials, stage plays as well as signed recording contracts.
Tameko also spoke last year alongside bandmate Janice Robinson about an “imposter” who has been going around “pretending” to be Livin Joy.
Tameko is also set for her first live performance in England in over a decade in May as part of Upton House Concerts’ Ultimate 90s Festival in Poole.
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