Thorne in March 2014
|Born||Annabella Avery Thorne
October 8, 1997
Pembroke Pines, Florida, U.S.
|Genres||R&B, electropop, pop|
My dad would call me his Cuban princess because I had really dark olive skin because I was always in the sun; but I don't really go in the sun anymore, so that is why I am so white.
I don't have to try to be perfect because I know that my fans like me for who I am. They like me because I am weird and kind of funky, but still really calm.
You always just have to be the best that you can be. And if you know that in your heart, then that's all that matters.
I think that since it's prom, you should definitely wear a long dress. You can wear a short one anytime! This is the moment when you get to be a princess, and for me, that means a sweetheart neckline, long, then pouf – out and big.
The Humane Society is so great to work with. Because everyone there is so nice and supportive, and they're all animal lovers like me.
Start going to bed earlier! It is a tough adjustment when you have had a summer of staying up late and waking up late.
My family was absolutely supportive. I did have a fear of cold reads because of my dyslexia, but my family's support and reading classes really helped me overcome my fear!
I think that everybody needs somebody to really look up to and know that even though you're going through a tough time, you'll get over it.
I'd like to help other kids with dyslexia, because I'm dyslexic. It was very hard, and I know that what I went through, other kids are going through.
My big break was becoming the spokesperson for Texas Instruments. Casting directors really started giving me a chance to read for projects.
It's not the traditional promise ring. It's basically to always stay truthful. I think that's a really important part of a relationship, that you're always honest with each other.
I love Michael Kors! I also love Miu Miu shoes – they're fabulous, I have so many pairs.
I'm really into tall boots. I just got some new ones from Michael Kors that have these little gold studs. I have Valentino ones that I really love. Real, real tall boots!
I think everything about my life is magical. I've struggled, and against most odds, I'm truly having the experience of living my dreams.
I think the best advice came from Drew Barrymore, about always finding love in everything you do and keeping a positive attitude and being thankful.
I practice reading all the time. I read everything and having so many scripts to read, which really helps out as well.
I know that some girls look up to me for certain things, like dyslexia, and that way I know that they like me for me, so it adds no pressure.
I never saw myself as a singer; I never really thought I had the voice for it.
I have suffered from bullying in many ways, from bullying in school due to my disability in reading, to digital abuse that I deal with on a daily basis. I'd like to tell the kids that are being bullied that no one should have to deal with the abuse, ever!
I don't want to be that girl who has that same style all the time where the music always sounds exactly the same, and you always know it's her.
I do have many of the same friends I grew up with. Most I've known since we were three or four years old! I have made new friends as well.
We have disappointments all the time in the business, and I've lost way more projects than I've booked. I've learned from every opportunity and have been chosen for some really great projects!
Music is a big part of my life. I listen to different genres, and I choose the music that will inspire the next part of my story.
I love pointy nails! A cute way to add a pop of color to your nails is to make a V-shape at the ends of them in a pastel color.
Dancing inspires my music. Having your girlfriends all together and just being free and happy.
I personally don't think you can love two things like dancing and singing the same exact amount. There is always one that you like more, and that is most likely the one that you're better at, because you try harder in it.
I'm in the studio for hours in that tiny little box, and really, the performing part is what I'm most excited about.
My father is Cuban. Spanish was my first language, but I don't speak it that much anymore because I had dyslexia, and in school they work with you only in English. But I'm proud to be Latina, and most people don't know I am.
My dream artist to play at prom would be Frank Ocean. 'Thinking Of You' is one of my favorite songs. He makes really sweet music for slow dancing at prom.
My makeup artist, Tonya Brewer, taught me the importance of moisturizing daily. Hydration is a must if you want pretty, dewy skin – which I love.
Everyone suffers some injustice in life, and what better motivation than to help others not suffer in the same way.
I like 'As Long As You Love Me' and 'Boyfriend' by Justin Bieber. It gets you moving – you just can't help it! And 'Teach Me How To Dougie' gets Zendaya and I every time.
I want people to look at my films and say 'Wow, she's a good actress', and I know I'll have to work hard for that.
I have to work extra hard because I am dyslexic. People said that I couldn't be an actress, but I'm proving them wrong. Acting has helped me overcome the challenge.
My secret is one the world needs to know – nearly a billion people a year die from unsafe drinking water.