Upon our first glimpse of Ciara, the singer was running the steps from her "Body Party" video in front of the dance studio mirror — in heels. If you've ever tried to pull off a body roll in four-inch stilettos, then you know how hard she was working. We recently chatted with the dancing queen as she starts a new partnership with Degree Women's DO:MORE campaign. "It's about encouraging and inspiring women to do more," she says. "Being a hardworking woman, I can identify with that. There's so much room to grow and to make a difference when you do more."
Ciara has been dancing and singing in the spotlight since she was 14 years old, and this Sunday she'll be walking the carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards. She wouldn't give away the details of her look, but she promises something a little rock 'n' roll. What Ciara did reveal were her top makeup tip, her hair philosophy, and the fatherly advice that's stayed with her from day one up to now. Read about it all after the jump.