If you have been to a Young Hollywood event in the past couple of years, you no doubt have heard of Pynk Le’Monade and probably watched them perform on stage. Composed of five talented teenage girls, this group has already recorded several well-received cover videos, has 1.8 Musical.ly followers, and is on the verge of recording original songs for their soon-to-come first EP.
While we have interviewed them several times for our red carpet interviews, we got the chance to get a little more in-depth with them via a written Q&A. Let’s meet the girls! (FTC Disclosure: Amazon affiliate links included below)
L-R: Jackie, Inaya, Tori, Sydney, Savanna. Photo: Pynk Le’Monade Instagram
Hello ladies, nice to finally do something more in-depth with you than a quick red carpet interview! First, please tell us the name of each group member, your age, and where you are from originally.
Sydney Bourne, 15. Upland, CA.
Tori Kay. I am 16. I am from Dallas, Texas.
Inaya Ashanti. I am 16 from Northridge, CA.
Jackie Ibarra. I am 15 from NoHo, CA.
Savanna Game. I’m the youngest, 14. Norco,CA.
Tell us how Pynk Le’Monade was formed?
Sydney: It was formed because I used to be in a group and when I left my mom and I decided we wanted to start a group of our own
How did you pick the name Pynk Le’Monade?
Sydney: My mom went out to eat with her friends and asked for suggestions and one of them ordered a drink (pink lemonade) and when she got it she was like what about pink lemonade and my mom loved it, so we changed it up a bit and made it our own
You’ve had a few lineup changes…and even gone from 5 members to 4 to back to 5 again. How does that work? How do people become part of the group, and then how do they leave?
Sydney: Well a group is a lot of work, bonding, learning to work well together and accepting you have to all be on the same page so it’s not easy. However, we’re great friends with past members and hangout regularly. They had a different path that we support…. it’s all about girls supporting girls and friends supporting friends in or out the group. We’ve always wanted 5 members; we just wanted the perfect person and we have that now with Tori.
Is Sydney the founding member/permanent one?
Sydney: I guess you can kinda say I am the founding member/permanent one; my mom and I created the group and she co-manages it with Gigi Harville.
Sydney, I’ve seen you hanging out with social media Influencer/Actor Bryce Xavier at events, and you have the same manager. Are you guys related? If not, how did you guys become friends?
Sydney: Ha we get asked that a lot, we are best friends but practically related. We know each other cause his mom co-manages Pynk LeMonade
What’s been the biggest challenge for each of you as a group member so far?
Inaya: The most challenging part about being in a group is probably agreeing on what to wear. Since we are a group, we like to color coordinate or match along the same lines of each other. So us all having different personalities and different senses of style can sometimes be challenging on agreeing.
Tori: My biggest challenge has been coming from a solo career and learning to work with four independent girls who are all confident and talented. As I say this is my biggest challenge, it has also been my biggest growth opportunity and reward.
Savanna: One of the most challenging things being in the group is being on the same page as each other because some days we cannot off these not agree about the same things and other days we can.
Sydney: I would say the most challenging part is getting five wireless mics. Most people aren’t prepared to have a girl group perform so they never have enough mics for all of us. We either have to perform with corded or no mics at all.
Jackie: Definitely the beginning when I first had to open up and break out of my shell.?”
And the most rewarding part of being part of the group?
Jackie: The most rewarding part of being in this group is definitely the bond that we grew. We are all so close and I love that about us❤.
Tori: The most rewarding part of being in this girl group is not feeling alone and having the opportunity to have four of my best friends on stage with me
Inaya: Yes I agree with Tori. I love being able to perform with my girls especially when I’m feeling nervous and I have my sisters there with me rooting me on.
Savanna: The most rewarding part about being in a group is making great memories with my best friend.
Sydney: Being able to share the stage with the people I love.
Were you gals friends before becoming/joining Pynk Le’Monade? (fan question from Instagram)
Sydney: Yes. …me and Inaya? have been friends since we were nine years old.
Inaya: Same … We’ve been knowing each other and dancing with each other since we were nine years old.
Savanna: I met Sydney at a video shoot and then we met up again at a different video shoot and became friends. So yes, we were friends before Pynk Le’monade.
Jackie: Yes I met Inaya and Sydney through mutual friends but I’ve known them for 6 years.
Tori: Yes.. I met Sydney and Inaya at a photo shoot about year and a half ago and we’re all friends with Bryce Xavier.
Tori, as the newest member, what made you want to become part of Pynk Le’Monade?
Tori: As a solo artist life can be very lonely, and as a teenage girl we are always looking for a place to belong. And I was very fortunate to find my place to belong in a group that ‘gets me’ and understands how seriously I take my career and holds me to my best standard because they each are so confident and talented.
Tori: I am a huge nerd and I love reading, so to pick one book would be hard. But my favorite books as of today would be To Kill A Mockingbird, Blink, and I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.
Jackie: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
Sydney: My favorite book is The Giving Tree.
Inaya: My favorite book is The Lord of the Flies.
Savanna: My favorite book is Unbroken.
Favorite TV show?
Jackie: Wizards of Waverly Place?
Tori: I’m gonna have to admit my family and I are big The Voice, The Four, American Idol, Showtime at the Apollo fans. Yes, we love a talent competition show.
Savanna: My favorite TV show is Gossip Girl
Inaya – My favorite TV shows are Stranger Things and This is Us
Sydney: My favorite TV show is Stranger Things
Biggest musical inspiration?
Sydney: Kehlani definitely. Her voice, how she writes everything; she’s just a amazing artist.
Savanna. Bob Marley. I just love him. The energy, the vibe, all of it.
Inaya: Rihanna and Miley Cyrus. I love how edgy and versatile they are.
Tori: My biggest musical inspiration is Jessie J because of the soul and depth in her voice. Also Britney Spears because she successfully took a Disney career and became one of the biggest pop artists that we know today.
Jackie: BTS. I just love them. The songs, the dance moves, all of it.
Biggest Pet Peeve?
Savanna: My biggest pet peeve is one uppers…. people that always try to either one up on you or one up on your conversation.
Inaya: My biggest pet peeve is when people smack their food.
Sydney: My biggest pet peeve is slow walkers.
Tori: I am a perfectionist and what I’m still learning is to not expect everyone around me to see the world through the same lens as I do.
Jackie: When people eat food off my plate without asking.
Biggest guilty pleasure? (shhh…no one will find out, except our readers lol)
Inaya: My biggest guilty pleasure is ice cream and chocolate chip cookies.
Jackie: Watching BTS videos?!!
Sydney: My biggest guilty pleasure is chips.
Savanna: My biggest guilty pleasure is saltine crackers.
Tori: My guilty pleasure would be continuously taking stupid videos of myself and my mom. Watching them back thinking I’m absolutely hilarious and then deleting them because no one should ever see them lol.
Most awkward experience you wish you could do over?
Savanna: My most awkward moment that I wish I could do over is when I fell in front of everyone.
Inaya: Most awkward moment for me probably would be walking out of a nice restaurant with toilet paper on my foot, not even noticing all the workers laughing at me.
Jackie: We performed at one of my really close friend’s birthday party and my voice cracked on stage. Really wish I could go back and fix that.??♀
Sydney: One of my friend’s release party interview. It was the most embarrassing moment ever.
Tori: My most awkward moment is actually a continuous situation I find myself in. Although I’m a nerd, I continuously mess up simple English words. For example, today and tomorrow, elbows and shoulders. So I find myself saying something and feeling very smart only to have people look at me with the most confused face.
Tell me something people would be surprised to know about you.
Savanna: I’m Ecuadoran. Everyone gets my nationality wrong.
Inaya: I still do not know how to ride a bike or whistle.
Sydney: The surprising thing people would want to know about me is that I’ve never been to a zoo.
Tori: Something people would be surprised to know about me is that although I am what I like to call ‘fun sized,’ a whole 4’11” weighing at a good 97 pounds. I have the appetite of a teenage boy. Don’t even think I’m sharing food with you and yes dessert is a must lol.
Jackie: I am HUGE K-pop lover!!! I Love BTS!
What do you guys have coming up next?
We are really excited about our Debut EP and single. More Music! And a ton of fun YouTube challenges, tutorials and a school tour.
Ca we get a selfie of whatever you guys are doing right now?
lol we’re coloring eggs
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