CeCe Peniston – American singer, actress, songwriter
CeCe Peniston’s real name is Cecilia Veronica Peniston. She was born in Dayton, Ohio on 6 September 1969. Cecilia’s father served in the military. His strict approach to parenting helped Peniston achieve great heights. Cecilia loved music since childhood. She sang in a gospel choir. In 6th grade, she landed a role in the school musical H.M.S. Pinafore. The girl participated in each talent show, which was arranged in her hometown. She also took piano lessons.
While attending Browne High School, the young singer worked with the local theater on Bubblin' Brown Sugar. She also continued studying music. Many of her later released songs were written while Cecilia was still in high school. After graduation, Peniston attended Phoenix College. She devoted her time to sports and modeling business. Cecilia became Miss Arizona in 1989 and earned a title of Miss Galaxy in 1990.
The titles in the beauty world allowed Peniston to gain self-confidence and pursue her dream of becoming a singer. In 1991, the singer worked with Tonya Davis to record the album, Female Preacher. Songs "Kickin' Da Blues", "Female Preacher", and "I Like It" were created with Cecilia’s assistance.