E!: Will you be doing your own makeup for Chicago?
PA: Yes, I do my own makeup. I’m really enjoying it, to transform and become a character. It’s nice to have that time alone. I’m learning about makeup too. On top of dancing, singing, and acting, it’s a combination of firsts for me. I believe all beauty comes from within.
E!: Do you have any beauty philosophies or mantra?
PA: I believe all beauty comes from within. Happiness is the best beauty trick. Being brave is sexy. Feeling the fear and doing it anyway. Fighting for freedom starts with one’s own freedom. It is a condition when fighting for others freedom. It is a political statement to be happy, to be alive. Life is a privilege not to be taken lightly.
E!: What are some things to keep in mind to motivate yourself?
PA: Don’t give up on your dreams. Don’t let others define you. Take control of the narrative. Stay true to yourself and give it all you got. I dare you.
E!: What are your self-care tips?
PA: While we push our limits out of our comfort zone, self care is important. I’m lucky. I go to Klara Beauty Lab anytime I’m in New York. She’s the best. She takes great care of me. Her facials are custom- always different- nurturing, rejuvenating, cleansing.
E!: Tell us about your fitness routine.
PA: I get regular massage, body work. I love pilates. I’m working out pretty hard on Broadway right now. My walks in the park and some stretching is enough for me to keep up my stamina.