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Mandy MooreAmanda Leigh “Mandy” Moore (born April 10, 1984) is an American singer–songwriter, actress, and fashion designer. Raised in Florida, Moore first came to prominence with her 1999 debut single, “Candy”, which peaked at number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100. Her subsequent album, So Real, went on to receive a Platinum certification from the RIAA. Two more singles, “Walk Me Home” and “So Real”, were released but failed to have the success of their predecessor. Her 2000 single, “I Wanna Be with You”, became her first Top 40 hit in the US, peaking at number 24 on the Hot 100 chart. The parent album, titled the same, was released that same year to generally mixed reviews. The album went on to achieve Gold certification. After revealing her displeasure with her early works, Moore’s third album, simply titled Mandy Moore, featured a change of sound that drifted away from her “bubblegum pop” roots. The album spawned the single “In My Pocket”, which became her third Top 20 hit in Australia. The album itself was her final album to be certified by the RIAA, receiving a Gold certification.

 

1. A SMILE IS SO SEXY, YET SO WARM. WHEN SOMEONE GENUINELY SMILES AT YOU, IT’S THE GREATEST FEELING IN THE WORLD.

2. MY MOM HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY SUPPORT SYSTEM. SHE TAUGHT ME TO NEVER GIVE UP AND TO KEEP PURSUING MY PASSIONS NO MATTER WHAT.

3. I CARRY AROUND, LIKE, A LITTLE JOURNAL WITH ME AND JUST WRITE ALL THE TIME. NOT NECESSARILY, LIKE, ACTUALLY SITTING DOWN AND WRITING LYRICS – JUST FREEFORM WRITING, WHATEVER’S GOING ON IN MY MIND. I WRITE A LOT ON AIRPLANES, ACTUALLY, BECAUSE IT’S COMPLETELY ISOLATING.

4. WE SOMETIMES THINK THAT BEING A CELEBRITY IS THE SAME AS BEING A ROLE MODEL. BUT A ROLE MODEL IS ACTUALLY SOMEONE YOU CAN TOUCH, TALK TO AND DREAM WITH.

5. IN 2009, I TRAVELED TO SOUTH SUDAN WITH MY ORGANIZATION PSI. WHILE THERE, I VISITED A LOCAL SCHOOL AND MET WITH A GROUP OF CHILDREN WHO HAD FORMED A WATER CLUB. THE GROUP LEARNED ABOUT HOW TO TREAT THEIR DRINKING WATER AND USE PROPER HYGIENE PRACTICES, SUCH AS WASHING THEIR HANDS BEFORE EATING OR AFTER GOING TO THE BATHROOM.

6. THE UNKNOWN USED TO BE REALLY SCARY, JUST THAT FEAR OF, ‘WHAT’S NEXT? WHAT IF I’M NOT PREPARED?’ I JUST DON’T FEEL THAT WAY ANYMORE. I FEEL LIKE THE BEST IS YET TO COME.

7. IT FEELS IMPORTANT TO GO SCHOOL; NOT NECESSARILY TO FURTHER MY EDUCATION, BUT MORE LIKE A HOBBY.

8. MY MOM HAS NEVER BEEN A BIG MEDDLER AND ISN’T, LIKE, EXTREMELY OPINIONATED OR AT LEAST JUST DOESN’T VOICE IT TO ME. SHE’S SORT OF LET ME COME INTO MY OWN BY MYSELF, AND I THINK THAT’S JUST A TESTAMENT TO WHAT MY PARENTS DID IN TERMS OF RAISING US.

9. HOPE IS THE MOST EXCITING THING THERE IS IN LIFE.

10. MARRIAGE IS SUCH A MARK OF ADULTHOOD IN MY MIND.

11. I’M LEARNING TO ACCEPT EVERYTHING THAT I AM. I’VE ACCEPTED THAT I’M NOT GOING TO BE A STICK-THIN-MODEL KIND OF GIRL. WHEN I WAS 14, I WAS TALL AND SPINDLY. BY THE TIME I TURNED 18, I HAD BECOME A WOMAN, AND MY BODY’S NOT GOING TO GO BACK TO WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE WHEN I WAS 14.

12. I LIKE PENCIL SKIRTS BECAUSE THEY HUG ME IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES.

13. I CAN PLUNK OUT ENOUGH CHORDS TO WRITE A SONG, BUT I’M COMPLETELY AFRAID TO PLAY GUITAR IN FRONT OF OTHER PEOPLE. IT’S A FEAR OF FAILURE, I GUESS.

14. IT’S IMPORTANT TO GET WELL-ROUNDED RIGHT OFF THE BAT. A LOT OF EXPERIENCED DANCERS CAN GET PIGEONHOLED INTO ONE THING. I’VE BEEN HIRED FOR A LOT OF DIFFERENT GIGS SIMPLY BECAUSE I CAN DO A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS WITH DIFFERENT LEVELS OF DANCERS. AND IT’S SAD TO ME THAT SOME DANCERS DON’T DO MORE.

15. MUSIC IS MY FIRST LOVE.

16. I’M A GERM-PHOBE WHEN I MEET A LOT OF PEOPLE OR SHAKE A LOT OF HANDS. I ALWAYS HAVE HAND SANITIZER AND ALCOHOL SWABS SO I CAN SORT OF GO BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN THE TWO.

17. I THINK IT’S FLATTERING WHEN PEOPLE SAY I’M A ROLE MODEL, BUT I DON’T THINK I AM. IT DEPENDS ON YOUR OUTLOOK ON THE WORD ‘ROLE MODEL.’ I’M NOT PERFECT OR ANYTHING. I JUST CONSIDER IT A GREAT COMPLIMENT.

18. RAPUNZEL IS A BIT MORE RELATABLE THAN THE OTHER PRINCESSES, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE SHE DOESN’T EVEN KNOW THAT SHE’S A PRINCESS UNTIL THE VERY END OF THE MOVIE. I LIKE TO THINK OF HER AS THE BOHEMIAN DISNEY PRINCESS. SHE’S BAREFOOT AND LIVING IN A TOWER. SHE PAINTS AND READS… SHE’S A RENAISSANCE WOMAN.

19. I TRAVEL THE WORLD VISITING GLOBAL HEALTH PROGRAMS AS AN AMBASSADOR FOR THE GLOBAL HEALTH ORGANIZATION, PSI, AND SOMETIMES THE DISCONNECT I SEE IS TRULY STRIKING: PEOPLE CAN GET COLD COCA COLA, BUT FAR TOO INFREQUENTLY MALARIA DRUGS; MOST OWN MOBILE PHONES, BUT DON’T HAVE EQUAL ACCESS TO PRE-NATAL CARE.

20. I’VE GONE SKYDIVING TWICE. I WAS TERRIFIED ABOUT DOING IT, BUT I WANTED TO OVERCOME THAT. THE FIRST TIME, I DID IT WITH MY PARENTS AND I REMEMBER THAT THEY HAD ALREADY BOTH JUMPED OUT, AND SUDDENLY IT WAS MY TURN. AND I THOUGHT, ‘WELL, I DON’T WANT TO BE AN ORPHAN,’ SO I GUESS I HAVE NO CHOICE, AND I JUMPED OUT OF THE PLANE.

21. WHATEVER I FEEL COMFORTABLE IN IS USUALLY WHAT I’LL WEAR. I GO TO DIFFERENT EVENTS AND PREMIERES AND WALK THE RED CARPET… THOSE THINGS ARE AWKWARD ENOUGH ON THEIR OWN. YOU DON’T WANT TO BE PULLING UP A TOP ALL NIGHT. I WILL SACRIFICE FOOT COMFORT THOUGH. I LOVE HIGH HEELS.

22. I LOVE THE IDEA OF GETTING UP EARLY ON SUNDAYS AND WALKING TO THE MARKET TO PICK UP FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. IT’S A GOOD WAY TO START MY DAY, AND IT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE I’VE ACCOMPLISHED SOMETHING BEFORE OTHER PEOPLE ARE EVEN AWAKE.

23. I HAVE AMBITIONS TO DO A BROADWAY RECORD ONE OF THESE DAYS AND GET IN THE STUDIO WITH LIKE, A REAL ORCHESTRA. I’M A BIG MUSICAL THEATRE GEEK.

24. TACKLING MALARIA IN A COUNTRY LIKE THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC IS A HUGE UPHILL BATTLE, AND MY EXPERIENCES THERE HAVE BEEN A HEALTHY DOSE OF REALITY, FUELING MY OWN SENSE OF URGENCY TO DO MY PART IN REDUCING THE PREVENTABLE SUFFERING OF THE INCREDIBLE WOMEN I MET.

25. I’VE ALWAYS CONSIDERED MYSELF A FAIRLY ROMANTIC PERSON. I BELIEVE IN LOVE AND FALLING IN LOVE AT A YOUNG AGE.

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