Christina Milian is one busy girl these days. As the social media correspondent for “The Voice,” the Cuban-American singer-actress takes to the mike in fun-filled interviews with contestants and delivers behind-the-scenes scoop to fans by on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. And although 31-year-old Milian has more than a decade of experience in the entertainment industry, she says “The Voice” gig is a dream come true.
“I am a huge fan of reality shows of all sorts, from musical talent to the crazy raunchy stuff – name any competition show and I’m into it,” revealed Milian. “And when I was watching ‘The Voice,’ I definitely thought I could be a correspondent, so I pitched myself for the job. I knew the stakes were high so I was surprised when after I met with the producers I got the news that I had received it. I technically might have pinched myself, I was so excited!”
While Milian, who replaced entertainment personality Alison Haislip during season 2 of ‘The Voice,” is a natural on stage, she says that the process of becoming a correspondent wasn’t without its challenges.
“I never thought of myself as a journalist, someone who interviews people,” says Milian, who confessed to a crush on “The Voice” contestant Diego Val (“he has the greatest accent because he’s from Peru and totally has that sexy, Enrique Iglesias vibe!”). “So I definitely enjoy the interviews where I get to sit back without a mike and ask questions and have a real conversation.”
And while you might be right in thinking that Milian makes the job looks easy, it does get hectic on set, revealed the mom to two-year-old Violet.
“The hardest part of the job is when we do the live shows!” said Milian. “I have my fair share of unexpected moments where we might have to extend an interview, cut an interview short – it can get crazy!”
Milian, who released her self-titled album eleven years ago and has appeared in movies like “American Pie” and “Bring it On: Fight to the Finish,” says one thing she loves best about her role is the opportunity to mentor young aspiring performers. That being said, could see she herself in the judge’s chair on day?
“It’s a great job and I think I could definitely do it,” said the “Dip it Low” singer. “I would want to do it when I have some more music out, but you never know when you might see a fifth judge’s chair or if Blake might trip over a high heel!”
Milian, disclosed that she’s currently working on her fourth studio album, which she says will be “iconic” with “an international sound.” As for collaborations with fellow Latino artists, Milian says that she’s in the process of figuring out project details with her “Cuban brother” Pitbull about a single (“it’s something we’ve always talked about,” Milian revealed).
“This album will be more personal than any other my other records,” said Milian. “It’s about taking control of my life and turning things that might have hurt me into something positive.”
Milian, who just signed up to film “Baggage Claim” starring actress Paula Patton, says that she ultimately hopes to reach women of all colors and ethnicities through her work.
“I feel I do speak for Latina and black women,” said Milian. “My work is a tribute to the things they’ve endured and their real-life situation. I hope they’re inspired by my drive in pursuit of doing what I love.”
“That’s what I want to be remembered for as I build a brand and a bigger name for myself.”