What do you love about beauty/taking care of your skin?
It just makes me feel good. And once you feel good, people around you notice it. They’ll be like, “Oh, well, what is he doing? Or what is she doing?” And you can pass them your little secrets and tricks to help them feel better as well.
Cologne, for sure. I love when people smell good, to be honest. I also think that’s an attractive quality in a partner—how they smell. It’s one of the first things that I notice about a person. Fragrance is like a mating call. You know the way animals have signature smells? For me, that’s my cologne.
What’s your ideal morning?
Waking up, listening to a little bit of Mariah Carey, and starting off with a shower, washing my hair, then brushing my teeth, washing my face, getting dressed, putting on my cologne and getting out the door. It’s a perfect morning for me because I begin the day doing what I love, which is feeling clean, listening to Mariah Carey and getting going. Honey is my favorite Mariah Carey song. It makes me smile. She says, “Honey really washes over me, you know sugar never ever was so sweet.” I just feel great listening to Honey. When you feel good, you attract good things. Start in a positive way, and you’re going to have positive interactions throughout the day.
Where do you find your confidence?
"I find my confidence in music—just listening to music. My earbuds are always in my ears, and I put on my favorite song by Mariah Carey, which is Honey, then it just brings something out of me. A song’s lyrics can give you confidence. For example, there was a time when I was down and out, and another one of my favorite songs by Mariah Carey is Hero. And she sings, “When you feel like hope is gone, look inside you and be strong because you’ll finally see the truth that a hero lies in you.” Just those little words can have so much impact on someone’s self-esteem or on whatever they’re going through at the time. If Mariah Carey was a music genre, that would be what I listen to. But sometimes, depending on my mood, I listen to a lot of pop, like Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream."
“When you feel good, you attract good things. Start in a positive way, and you’re going to have positive interactions throughout the day.”