So you watch your diet?
I eat whatever I want but in (smaller) portions than I want. I’ve become sort of involuntary vegetarian since I started school because the dining hall meat is gross. I eat a lot of sushi, though because we have a pretty good sushi bar where you can pay with you student ID. I also try to eat as close to the earth as possible — my mom instilled that in me — so I’m not really into preservatives and packaged foods, although I do love chocolate. I’ll have Raisinets when I go to the movies, and even once in a while I’ll have some chocolate twizzlers when I’m studying.
I play soccer, which is great exercise and a lot of fun. When I’m not practicing, I’ll run. I also love to dance and I got to do a lot of that for Save the Last Dance. I trained in hip-hop and ballet four hours a day for three months. But I must have had an overload because ever since , I’ve been feeling more “yang” about exercise. I’m less into yoga and dance and more into aggressive sports.
I wear everything from hip-hop baggy pants to beautiful Armani dresses. I also like to mix vintage clothing with designer pieces.
Madonna. I loved her sense of style and how she wasn’t afraid to change her look constantly. She was always ahead of the trends. When I was six or seven, I did the whole “Like a Virgin” thing, with the lace gloves, petticoats, crosses, and bangle bracelets. Actually, I still like crosses and bracelets.
A makeup artist turned me on to Dr. Hauschka, which is really good for sensitive skin. It’s pretty much all-natural, and it’s sold at health-food stores. When I’m working, I try to get oxygen facials every other weekend. They’re amazing. Your skin feels like a baby’s afterward.
I go for drugstore stuff. Vidal Sassoon’s shampoo and conditioner work really well. If it’s humid, I use (John Frieda) Frizz Ease so my hair doesn’t get totally out of control.
Yeah, and surprisingly I’ve always liked that. Stylists want to straighten it, and I don’t understand why. My dad always told me, “You have such beautiful curly hair,” so I have taken pride in it.
I don’t really carry one — I just stuff whatever I need into my bookbag and go. I always make sure I’ve got some black Estee Lauder mascara and some Benefit Benetint. I hate wearing lipstick, so Benetint is a good substitute. It stains your lips, but you don’t feel like you’re wearing anything at all. I also use Benefit Boo Boo Zap if I’m getting a blemish. You just put a little on and it gets rid of it.
I definitely do. If I’m gong out to a club I like to have fun with it. I’ll use blue or red sparkly eyeliners and glittery eye shadows. Then I’ll put on some blue mascara. I focus on the eyes.
Definitely. I’ve picked up so many bad habits since I started school. For one, I’m going to try to be more diligent about washing my face. Also, I’m a coffee addict, so I’m going to drink less. I’m so bad. You should see me in the morning. I’ll roll into class in pajamas, with no makeup, carrying a thermos of coffee. Glamorous, huh?