I was that ambitious when I was very young as well. Gwen is clear on what she wants to do with her life – in terms of her job and her sense of purpose. I think and hope that I am in the same ballpark there. Science-wise, though, she is much better than me.
I was a stepsister in a local production of “Cinderella”. I had crazy red hair in a cone shape and lots of blue eye shadow. I had braces at the time, so whenever I smiled it was all red lipstick on my teeth, which was really attractive. After that I did a play called “Noises Off”, and when that was over I thought, I really want to be in movies. So I asked my parents and eventually they said yes.
Confidence is the only key. I know a lot of people who aren’t ‘traditionally’ beautiful, not symmetrical or perfect-bodied or perfect-skinned. But none of that matters because all that shines though is their confidence, humor, and comfort with themselves. I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.