Definition of a Diva
A DIVA (/ˈdiːvə/; Italian: [ˈdiːva]) is a celebrated female singer; a woman of outstanding talent in the world of opera, and by extension in theatre, cinema and popular music. The meaning of DIVA is closely related to that of prima donna.
The word entered the English language in the late 19th century. It is derived from the Italian noun DIVA, a female deity. The plural of the word in English is "DIVAs"; in Italian, dive [ˈdiːve]. The basic sense of the term is goddess, the feminine of the Latin word divus (Italian divo), someone deified after death, or Latin deus, a god.
The male form divo exists in Italian and is usually reserved for the most prominent leading tenors, like Enrico Caruso and Beniamino Gigli. The Italian term divismo describes the star-making system in the film industry. In contemporary Italian, DIVA and divo simply denote much-admired celebrities, especially film actresses and actors, and can be translated as "(film) star".
In colloquial language, DIVA is typically used to define a spoilt, selfish and difficult woman, who is high maintenance and highly opinionated. Mainstream media often refers to difficult celebrities and combative women as DIVAs. When you think of the word Diva, you usually think of a woman with an attitude and bossy or in the music industry. Today the word Diva is used to describe women who are in sports to CEO’s.
What few women realize is that a Diva is a woman of strength and confidence. A Diva is a woman who has gone through something to get where she is today. Being a Diva is an attitude, where you demand respect and accepts nothing less.
You don't have to follow some long list of rules, dress one certain way, or wear your hair one way. That's not what being a DIVA is about. Being a DIVA is about defining what you want to be and how you want to be perceived, and working to make yourself that way.
Being a DIVA is about defining yourself, and appreciating your journey to becoming the person you want to be. Appearance can easily be altered, but we all know that 'DIVA' comes from within and any real modification you want to make will also have to come from within.
A DIVA is always looking for ways to better herself.
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For those who are trained to be nice, play small, stay humble and take care of others first, letting your Inner DIVA out to play creates a feeling that allows your desires to manifest once and for all.
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