Following in the footsteps of her father hip hop mogul Percy “Master P” Miller and brother Romeo, Cymphonique Miller has just landed her own television series for Nickelodeon called How to Rock.
Miller stars as Kacey Simon, the popular high school mean girl who loses her A-level status when she finds herself needing braces and glasses. How to Rock is based on the book How to Rock Braces and Glasses by Megan Haston.
In the first episode, Kacey’s so-called friends, known as “The Perfs” (because they’re so perfect), drop her like a hot tamale when they decide that her new accessories make her imperfect. When she joins an unpopular group of students’ band as their lead singer, her amazing vocals become a threat to “The Perfs.” They fear Kacey’s new band Gravity 5 will win the school’s talent show, proving that they are nothing without Kacey, so they try to convince her that they want her back. Realizing that “The Perfs” are only trying to get back in her good graces so that they can ensure a victory at the talent show, Kacey dumps them, heading back to Gravity 5. Her newfound friendship with the members of Gravity 5, who like her with or without her braces and glasses, help her understand that true friends like you for who you are and that the only person you can be is yourself. They emphasize that message in their talent show winning song (which also happens to be the show’s theme song), “Only You Can Be You.”
Fans might not know this, but not only does Miller sing, “Only You Can Be You,” she also co-wrote it!
Cymphonique Miller tells BET a little bit about her character Kacey Simon: “What I love about Kacey is that she’s an example for me that people can change. She’s strong and she’s passionate and she loves music so I get to do music throughout the entire show.”
At only 15, and with teen stardom a very big possibility, Miller still manages to stay grounded. With famous relatives, it can be hard proving yourself. Miller wants to make it big without help from her family. During her audition for How to Rock, she made sure not to name-drop. “I feel good that Nickelodeon was behind me before they ever knew who I was related to.” She says that she wants to prove herself, work hard, and stay motivated.
Aside from her acting and music dreams, she also plans to go to college, like her brother Romeo. Some advice from her big brother: “Stay true to who you are no matter what. Never get into the business for fame or money because you will never be happy.”
You can catch How to Rock when it premieres February 4 on Nickelodeon.