Mindy Kaling is sharing some of her genius with us again.
In the Sept. issue of Glamour magazine, The Mindy Project actress released an excerpt from her new book Why Not Me? in which she explains the simplicity of looking as good as some of Hollywood’s hottest stars.
“Looks are not the whole story. Actors with long careers may or may not be gorgeous, but they usually have charisma, and all of them exude one thing: confidence,” she reveals. “‘Good-looking’ by Hollywood standards is achievable by every human on the planet. Every average-looking American is just a treadmill and six laser-hair removal sessions away from looking like Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively (who are a great couple, by the way).”
Looks aside, she also reminds people that a hardworking demeanor and preparation go a long way for achieving overall success – and being a talented multi-hyphenate herself, she would know.
“I’m hyper-prepared for whatever I set my mind to do, which makes me feel deserving of professional success,” she explains.
But really it just comes down to this: “Work hard, know your sh*t, show your sh*t, and then feel entitled,” she demands. “Listen to no one except the two smartest, kindest adults you know (that doesn’t always mean your parents). If you do that, you’ll be fine.”