The judges sent Drew Ryniewicz packing when she failed to move them with her “save me” song during The X Factor“s double elimination sing-off Thursday night. But the 14-year-old hasn”t given up her dream of eventually making it big in the music biz – or of pursuing a secondary career as a fashion designer.
“I actually really want to have a clothing line,” Drew told reporters following her elimination from the competition. “Every singer has something else on the side that they do – whether it be a clothing line or [or something else] – everybody has something.”
Drew caught the judges” attention – sometimes in a negative way – earlier in the season, when she took a hand in styling herself for the show. “That dress is awful,” critiqued judge Paula Abdul last month, before learning the contestant designed the look herself.
“I want to have a clothing line because I”ve got a lot of haters for my clothes and a lot of lovers for my clothes,” says Drew. “I want my clothing line to be a clothing line for everybody who wants to wear something that”s not necessarily the style of the moment.
While she usually sports what she describes as a “country girl” dress to the X Factor“s elimination shows, her looks during the competition have included fringed jeans, a boldly striped dress and the “poofy dress” maligned by Abdul.
Despite her intentions to create a diversified collection, Drew admits there will be one signature to her line: lots and lots of feathers, which she says “are a huge thing for me. I don”t like to kill animals, so they”d probably be fake feathers all the time.”