BVX talks V-Day with Kristinia
by Brad Wete (The BVX)
At 19, Kristinia DeBrage may be young but guys have been kicking game to her since middle school. Last year DeBarge released her debut album, "Exposed". Here, she tells us about Valentine's Days past and what she's hoping this one brings.
Describe the best Valentine's Day you've ever had.
Kristinia DeBarge: When I went to New York and saw snow fall for the first time. I was actually with Babyface. He took me out and we had a nice talk. I think I was 15 at the time. I'm from L.A. so I was really excited. It was a lot of fun.
What's the best Valentine's Day gift you've received?
KD: I had a best friend whose name was David. He gave me chocolates and flowers and he left them on my doorstep on Valentine's Day. I was like 13. He had a big crush on me and I didn't like him, but I thought it was really sweet. He had a note on it that said, "Meet me at the park." I met him at the park, but I definitely told him that was sweet and left it at that.
He just got a friendly hug and a pat on the back?
KD: Yeah. I didn't want to give him the wrong impression. But I thought that was really sweet, No one had ever done that before.
Aside from you lackluster Valentine's Days, has a guy ever given you a special gift?
KD: I just got from vacation and that was a gift. We went to Mexico. It was the sweetest thing ever. It was really greatest how he presented it to me, too.
KD: He put my itinerary in this little cute card that had purple ornaments on it. Purple's my favorite color. It said, "Kristinia, I'm always telling you how I want to see the world with you, so let's start." I screamed. I couldn't believe it. I thought I was dreaming.
What are some of your favorite love songs?
KD: Let's go with Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely." I've always loved that song. I love the Beatles' "And I Love Her." And Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On." [Laughs] Every singer sings that song at least once in their life, in an audition or something.
Do you have any plans this Valentine's Day?
KD: Not as of now. But I'm hoping that I will. I've never had a romantic Valentine's Day. Maybe I will this year.
Are you expecting that certain someone to do something this year? He must be into surprises.
KD: He likes to surprise me a lot. I don't know. Maybe he will. Maybe he won't. We'll see.