Chante Moore, Claudette Ortiz & Lil Mo: The REAL Divas Of L.A. Chante Moore, Claudette Ortiz & Lil Mo: The REAL Divas Of L.A.

Kontrol had the pleasure of shooting the REAL R&B Divas of L.A. this past April and now the world can take a grand look at the final product which was featured on the show a couple of weeks ago. Before the show even hit the airwaves, we knew that the three divas Chante, Claudette and Lil Mo were very close with each other and they had a bond bigger than just being artist in the music game. There was an ease about these ladies that translated for the audience to see.

The shoot was styled by Kontrol’s E.I.C. Julian Lark and as Chante put it “Some of the best styling I’ve ever seen”, the ladies  followed the lead of extraordinary photographer Will Kennedy and needed little to no direction. This was Kontrol’s first time working with designer Adolfo Sanchez who had stunning pieces which the divas LOVED!!!

I asked the ladies why they decided to do reality TV and what made the LA cast different from Atlanta.

Lil Mo: I never thought in a million years I’d do reality TV but I’m glad that I did because it’s given me an opportunity to get back out there and really promote what I love to do which is music.” “I was asked about the Atlanta cast but when I found out about LA, I knew I was a better fit.

Claudette: I’ve been approached to do reality TV but I wanted to make sure this was something worth pursuing seeing as I have three children. I didn’t want it to be exploitive and negative.

Chante: I was asked to share my life and the focus was going to be on my music, that’s what I liked about it.

What makes the LA cast different from Atlanta?

Claudette: The location makes a difference

Lil Mo: We have more notable songs and we’re cuter, young hip hop and r&b. We act younger and more fun.

After watching the season one, I could see why Lil Mo gave that answer. Tune in tonight to see part one of the reunion hosted by the fabulous Wendy Williams. Be sure you pick up your copy of The Hollywood issue hitting stands September 20th.



Connie Irvin

  • Kristin

    January 15, 2014 #1 Author



  • Twisted Sister

    October 14, 2013 #2 Author

    Good Lord! Age is not what it used to be


  • YahYah Pommells

    September 11, 2013 #3 Author

    They all look gorgeous. Chante had me considering shaving one side of my head for a minute! Lol.


  • MilanMilan

    September 8, 2013 #5 Author

    I Love LOVE LOVE this cover Kontrol is really going to new levels and the beautiful women SLAYED!!


  • lovehandles

    September 8, 2013 #6 Author

    They all look amazing, but Chante STEALS the cover!


  • Tonnisha Deonn

    September 8, 2013 #7 Author



  • cnicole

    September 6, 2013 #8 Author

    This cover is A-MA-ZING!!!


  • B.Vintage

    September 5, 2013 #10 Author

    I have to be real and say I still like the R&BDivas of Atlanta better. Yes LA has some talent but Atlanta gives the ratings all day!


    • Missy

      September 6, 2013 #11 Author

      TVOne announced that R&B Divas LA had the highest ratings of the network overall and the reunion was #1. Where are you getting your stats from?

      The ladies look amazing! Great job with the styling, I can’t wait to pick this up.


  • Jovel x KontrolMag

    September 4, 2013 #14 Author

    Homegirl on top looks great in that dress. You have to have [body] for that one.


  • Monique Howard

    September 4, 2013 #15 Author

    This cover looks amazing! They definitely rocked this look and I can’t wait to see more! Definitely my new favorite cover!!


  • Grand Diva

    September 4, 2013 #16 Author

    This cover is sexy! The Divas look like Goddesses. Impeccable styling!


  • Liy

    September 4, 2013 #17 Author

    Great cover! Can’t wait for the mag to drop…


  • magicme

    September 4, 2013 #18 Author

    YESSSSSSSS! That’s What I’m talking about! This was the perfect collaboration. Great job!


  • Jade

    September 4, 2013 #19 Author

    Great cover! The ladies look amazing.


  • Porsha Deshannon

    September 4, 2013 #20 Author

    Love this cover.


  • nail&shoefetish2189

    September 4, 2013 #22 Author

    I’m loving this cover! Everything about it flawless!


  • Kristin

    September 4, 2013 #23 Author

    This is ,y favorite cover yet! The ladies look GORGEOUS and the styling, hair, and make up is ON POINT! I see Kontrol evolving with each issue! Good job!


  • Me

    September 4, 2013 #24 Author

    This cover is AMAZING!!! Great job Kontrol!


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