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Behind the Shoot: Mýa

Go behind the scenes of our August cover shoot with Mýa.


R&B artist Mýa has an impressive musical résumé—including a Grammy!—but in real life, the 34-year-old performer from D.C. is anything but a diva. After a mini fender bender on the way to our Los Angeles studio, she showed up solo and chill about the vehicle situation. The New York City Marathon finisher’s glowing smile and warm demeanor totally lit up the set.


Foxy Roxy

Mýa looked super pro in every outfit. Her cover look included the Roxy Betty Top ($54, roxy.com), Roxy Hula Short ($48, roxy.com), ASICS Gel-Electro 33 shoes ($110, asicsamerica.com)—all complemented by her perfect form!


Lunch Break

The entire crew noshed on healthy eats from Bloom Café, a few miles from the studio. Mýa opted to power through the shoot, eating her own meal after the final snap of the camera.


Her Beauty Is Like…Wo!

Makeup artist Antonella Annibale gave Mýa a lovely and clean look for our shoot. Her natural curls added extra flair to her swaying pony by stylist Veronica Moreno!


Mix It Up

The Ramones and The Black Keys spilled through the speakers during our shoot. When asked if she’d rather listen to her own music, Mýa laughed and said, “I think I’ve heard it enough!”


Sole Mates

Art Director Erin Douglas exclaimed, “We were like a family at the end of the day!” From left: hair stylist Veronica Moreno, photographer Scott Draper, Mýa, makeup artist Antonella Annibale, photo assistant Mark Peery and Douglas.