The 16-year-old actress chatted to the glossy about playing Lexi on A.N.T. Farm, and giving back to the community. Check it:
On Lexi: “Lexi is definitely the ‘Queen Bee’ cheerleader who tries to run the school, but I’ve noticed difference in her in the second and now third season as she became a little sweeter. She’s still slightly conceited, loves the mirror, loves clothes and fashion, and musical theater, which is her big dream. I call her passionate more than anything; it’s the kind of passion where she’ll do anything to make her dreams come true, even stepping on other people’s toes.”
On giving back: “I’ve been really involved in charity work since I was a kid. I remember helping the homeless, decorating hospitals for Christmas, having bake sales, and getting involved with projects like Shoeboxes for Haiti. I sponsor girls in Haiti and Zimbabwe, and donate my time to many organizations, like Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. I think it’s extremely important to get involved in charity work, especially when you’re young – it helps build a better YOU. Every time I do charity work, I feel it puts things in perspective. You become less self-absorbed and less affected by the “drama.” You realize how grateful you are for your life, and if you’re going through a tough time, you realize your problems may not be so bad after all. Knowing how much you helped someone feels really good. Being able to brighten someone’s day will brighten your day as well – it helps them and helps you too. It changes the world!”
BYOU magazine is sold at Barnes & Noble bookstores nationwide.