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What advice would Phylicia share with her younger self? "I would tell [myself] not to be so preoccupied with looking for approval from other people," she says. "You're never going to be anybody other than who you are, and who you are is greater than [you] imagine. The way that we think creates our reality—it's very powerful. I would say to a young girl who's feeling insecure about her looks, 'Stop!' Who you are is not the way you look—who you are is who you are on the inside. There's not a mirror in the world that can show you that. It is beautiful; it is amazing; it is awesome."