What does "beauty" mean to you?
Being nice...? No seriously. I really do think it comes from within. My mother is beautiful. My grandmother is beautiful. All the women in my family are beautiful. My stepmother is one of the most beautiful people I know. They all look young and healthy. And every woman in my family, from my grandmother down, is very creative. I think that has something to do with it. I come from a very creative family that isn't afraid to express their real self and they're able to wear who they are on their sleeve.

When do you feel the most beautiful?
When I have nothing makeup, that is! And when I'm not doing anything. Besides, my boyfriend likes me with no makeup too! When I told him I was coming on [The Oprah Show], he was like, "Don't wear all that makeup; don't let them put all that makeup on you. Don't go crazy with the makeup!" I'm not going to lie—I don't look my best when I wake up! But I do feel beautiful when I'm tired and happy and I've had a good laugh and a glass of champagne.

Is it important to feel beautiful? Why?
For me, I feel beautiful when I'm just resting. I think that's when you really get a chance to sink into your own skin.

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