Tessa Brooks @tessabrooks |Photography by Dylan Perlot @dylanperlot |Styled by Sky Naval @sky_is_dlimit |Mua by Aaron Paul for Exclusive Artists using Kevyn Aucoin”@aaronpaulbeauty |Hair by Gui Schoedler for Exclusive Artists using Kevin Murphy” @guiniushair
You juggle a lot of things, dancing, acting, YouTube and more. Does it ever get overwhelming? How do you handle it?
It can definitely get overwhelming at times, mostly because my schedule is crazy. I have so much love and passion for what I do, so even when things get hectic, it's easy to push through and handle it all. I honestly always want to be doing more!
Any new and exciting things that you would like to share?
I have a lot of new and exciting projects in the works, but I can’t talk about them just yet, so you will have to stay tuned! I can’t wait for you to see what I have in store.
Describe yourself in a single sentence?
A weirdo haha.
Have you forgiven yourself for past personal failures? Why or why not?
Of course. Success is great, but failure holds so much opportunity to learn and grow. No matter how bad I've failed in the past, I always reflect, learn, and work to not make the same mistake again. I have learned more from my failures than I have from my successes. Not allowing yourself to forgive yourself for failures prevents you from moving forward and growing from it.
If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
I would add more love, forgiveness, and kindness in everyone’s hearts. One thing I always notice is how much the world is lacking empathy, so I think that is what I would change.
If you could give your younger self any advice what would it be?
The quality of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. Instead of dwelling on the negative, focus on the positive and work to keep an open mind.
If you had more courage what would you do differently in your life now?
I think I would stand up for what I believe in more, especially when it comes to controversial topics.
What did you want to be when you grew up? Is it anything like what you do now?
When I was younger, I always said I wanted to be a dancer and actress, so not much has changed! If I knew about YouTube back then, I'm sure I would have wanted to do that as well. I've just always wanted to perform and make some kind of positive impact on the world, so getting the opportunity to add YouTube into the mix is so fun and makes me so fulfilled.
What inspires you?
Passion. When I see someone who is passionate about what they do, I instantly get inspired. I'm also constantly inspired by my friends and family, and even by looking through social media. In this day and age, everyone posts about what they love, so you can really find inspiration just about anywhere