Anonymous asked: I've been a fan for a loooong time. And what I admire is your confidence. Where does it come from ?
You ready for this?
I made it up.
After working backstage in the entertainment industry, and witnessing how stars act off-stage, I’m convinced that confidence is created, not found. It’s not something you’re born with, and just because people can act like they’re confident doesn’t mean they truly are. There’s a reason why the term ‘stage-persona’ exists. When I put on Ivy Valentine for the first time in 2008, I was unbelievably nervous and lingered in my hotel room for over an hour in indecision. Was it really worth it to go out there? Surely I’d be criticized. What was I thinking trying to do such a revealing costume? I’m a jeans and t-shirt person - who was I trying to kid? In the end I decided I didn’t care what people thought, I was going to have fun, threw myself out onto the con floor and acted confident. Since then, people see me in photos and believe I’m confident. That right there is what’s given me a sense of true confidence.
If you act confident, people will believe you’re confident, and that’s a big boost in confidence.
Just don’t go too far and get arrogant, Anon. ;)