Invest in a trainer. You see the progress so quickly, and you push yourself in new ways.
If you're going to become a better person, do it in high school.
I use my hair as a tool for portraying characters. When I'm auditioning for a role, when I'm putting myself on tape for something, I always consider what the hairstyle is going to be because it changes the way people perceive me.
For me, being an 'American Latina' means identifying with and being influenced by both my American upbringing and my Latin heritage, and I have so much appreciation for how those two cultures have created who I am.
It took living alone for me to really get to know myself.
I often hear things like, 'You don't look Latina enough,' and that mentality is so backwards. The fact is, I am Latina, so how are you going to tell me that I don't look Latina?
Bullies have a soft spot, and mean girls have a reason to be that way. It's a matter of understanding why a person is the way they are.
In high school, I was friends with everybody. I had my core group of friends, but I could flow through different social groups pretty easily.
If I could go back to before I started 'Riverdale,' I would tell myself to speak up when I felt like something wasn't right - to use my voice and know that it's worth hearing.
I'm American; I was born and raised in America, and I don't want to fake who I am to fit a stereotype.