"Honesty is a gift - to be honest about who you are and how you feel - because it encourages intimacy, and intimacy is really where’s it at. To be known and know someone is an amazing feeling, and you don’t get there if you’re pretending to be anyone else."
I came here from Romania when I was 12 years old. I had an accent. High school was tough a little bit for a few years. I wanted to fit in. I wanted to be liked. I wanted to be good-looking. I wanted to be popular. I spent a lot of time thinking, ‘What are these people going to think of me?’ but I think part of developing a strong sense of self is that you have to trust in yourself.
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio, CA - April 21st, 2012