*Ciara is approaching the artist entrepreneurial path differently than most. The somewhat tall, shapely singer and dancer has decided to begin a full on modeling career.

“I get inspired from fashion,” Ciara told The BoomBox. “I feel like fashion and music run parallel to each other. Music meets fashion and fashion meets music, from my perspective. When I’m going to perform, what I’m going to wear makes me feel different when I perform.”

She signed a deal in 2009 with Wilhelmina Models and has appeared in several fashion magazines like French Vogue and V Magazine.

“I really wanted to do so much in the world of fashion, it’s like another talent but a fun one, one that I enjoy. I love waking up to go shoot, that’s exciting to me. With photo shoots its kind of like music. I really want to push it and become a model at some point, and mix it with my music — that’s my next thing.”