Do you think fame comes with a certain political responsibility?
My father posts how he feels all the time, what his views are with politics, but at the same time, he knows people are watching. You always have to keep in mind that people are watching. You’re in the light, so whatever you put out there is going to get a response, whether it’s negative or positive. As long as you know that and you’re comfortable with that, I feel like you should be able to post whatever you want to post.
How did you feel when you learned about the election results?
I cried, actually. What’s so scary to me is that we’ve never experienced anything like this before. You never thought in a million years that you’d live in a world where you hated the person who runs your country–because we were so spoiled with Obama, I think.
What do you think of fashion being used to make political statements?
I have a Hillary shirt that I wore when I went to Texas for an event. I love it, but I got some bad comments too, like “Make America Great Again.” I think it’s great how fashion and politics can be combined, I’m not against it at all.
When you think of the future, what are your dreams?
I have a lot of dreams, because I was blessed with a lot of talents. I’ve been in love with singing and performing since I was six years old. When I wanted to pursue that, my mom was like, “I want you to get your degree and then we can figure out the next steps, if you’re still interested in being a performer.” So I went to FIT, because I felt like fashion came easy to me. But designing is something you really have to apply yourself to and you can’t really have a social life–and I kind of want to have a social life. So I thought, “What if I did fashion business?” I want to be a businesswoman. I think long term. The fun stuff can come after.