pleasure of meeting Tika Sumpter (HERE) during fashion week, and let me say this girl is just as gorgeous in person as she is on screen. And she has a beautiful spirit, which isn't always true for many celebs.
Aside from the fact that she's absolutely stunning and making waves in Hollywood as Gossip Girl's first recurring girl of color, a role on The Game and now as part of the cast of the "Sparkle" movie remake with Jordin Sparks, she's also a Queens-bred honey (shoutout to Queens!) who is open and honest about her hangups. Here's what she told Vibe Vixen:
VV: Growing up in a single-parent home, were there any struggles that molded you?
TIKA: Not growing up with a dad was really hard, but my mom was so on point. She was a lover and the authority that basically gave us whoopings. If you missed that bus to school, you were walking. I saw my mom struggle a lot which made me not want to do the things normal teenagers do.