Other hits followed, including "Lookout Weekend" and "I Wanna Work It Out". However, Debbie was overweight and suffered from low self-esteem, and found her sudden fame difficult to cope with. She was crushed when her record company decided not to put her picture on the sleeves of her records and, in a Milli Vanilli-esque move, even hired an "impostor" to perform and pose as Debbie Deb. As a result, she made little, if any, money from her hit singles, and was so hurt by the experience that she stopped recording for years, relying on her work as a hairdresser to make ends meet. 1 Debbie finally resurfaced on the recording scene in 1995 with the album She's Back.
Now living near Philadelphia, she continues to work as a hair stylist and also keeps busy performing frequent concerts around the United States, especially "freestyle revival" shows with artists like Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, The Cover Girls, and Shannon. Gwen Stefani has cited Debbie as an influence, and in the summer of 2006, Janet Jackson featured a cover version of "Lookout Weekend" on her Web site. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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