How Rob Pattinson Took Girlfriend FKA Twigs to the Top

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The performer FKA twigs has been continuously photographed with her beau Robert Pattinson ever since their relationship commenced in September.  Before that, the singer was only known as a back up dancer in various music videos. Though, by the time fashion week rolled around, she became a commodity amongst designers and style gurus alike. Since then, the couple has been seen lip-locked, hand-held, and most recently ass-cupped.  And as a consequence, she has gone from 0 to 60 in style and fame.  The star has recently appeared on the cover of magazines like Dazed and Confused and this week's Guardian, in sold-out performances, and has now become paparazzi’s most wanted woman.

Here are 10 facts you may not know about the newly acclaimed it-girl.

1. Born in Gloucestershire, England, she was the only mixed-race girl in her Catholic school.

2. She is 1/2 Jamaican, 1/2 Spanish, born by name Tahliah Debrett Barnett.

3. She worked as a backup dancer for Kylie Minogue and Jessie J.

4. She doesn’t know any Beatles songs because she was raised listening to jazz and Afro-fusion.

5. Despite twigs’ genre, she originally wanted to be a punk singer.

6. She became known as ‘twigs’ because her bones and joints would crack when dancing. The FKA stands for, “Formally Known As.”

7. The ‘t’ is lower-case.

8.Her music and videos draw inspiration from Josephine Baker, the African American singer/dancer, who danced nude in Paris during the 1920s.

9. twigs self-produces the majority of her tracks, including beats and scores, which she creates on Ableton.

10. She has tinnitus, meaning that she never hears silence.