As the only girl of five siblings, Rydel Lynch has always known how to be a powerful woman. An inspiration to girls worldwide, Rydel is not only successful touring the globe with her band R5, the 24-year old acts, dances, runs a super successful YouTube channel, and is now launching her very own clothing line.
Let’s start with the music. You’re currently on tour promoting your EP “New Addictions”, what has that experience been like?
I really love being on the road, touring is definitely one of my favorite things to do. I’m very fortunate that my job allows me to see the world!
What is it like working with your brothers? Is it difficult being the only girl in the band?
I LOVE working with my brothers. It’s all I know to be honest. I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way.
Can you tell us about your new clothing line RYDEL? What has that process been like and how have you been able to balance that with recording and touring?
Launching RYDEL has been such a whirlwind. It was quite a meticulous process. Luckily, we finished our world tour in January, and I could just focus on finishing up everything I needed to do for the clothing line. It launched at the end of February, and I’ve been selling out of items left and right! So, it’s going amazing! Excited I made the leap.
You’ve also created your own Tea-Party business! What inspired such a whimsical idea?
I LOVE TEA!! Our first trip to London started it all. The whole process is just so enchanting to me. I love how you get this cute tier full of mini sandwiches and adorable desserts and found that it was kind of rare in the US. So, I just decided to start throwing tea parties with my girlfriends and invited my fans to join us online! It has sort of became this worldwide event where we’d all dress up according to the theme I picked and enjoy some afternoon tea!
How did you get involved in the body positivity movement and what does that mean to you?
Personally, I’ve never been self-conscious about my body, since I’ve always been a very confident person. So, my goal is to help others get to that level of feeling comfortable in their own skin, build their confidence, and feeling good about themselves from the inside out.
How do you define beauty?
A good heart – it starts from within.
Check out Rydel’s awesome clothing line, RYDEL, at www.rydellynch.com and get your hands on some of her cute pieces! Be quick, because her items are selling out fast!
Photos by Michael Becker