“I think it’s so important that women really focus on encouraging and empowering other women. That’s definitely something that people struggle with in [the entertainment] business and in this industry, and that the media especially likes to bring attention to in a negative way. It’s so important that we empower one another because it’s hard enough being a woman! We could use all the support that we can get from each other.” — Lea Michele  (via littlegleeprincess)

@msleamichele Morning hikes w/ #JG! Best way to start the day! ✌☀💪 

@msleamichele Decided to switch it up today and went for the #RedJuice! Don’t know how I feel about this yet lol

“And then there was the time we went to Washington, DC, together so that I could sing for President Obama. Melanie was there in the hotel room with us, doing my makeup, and I was trying to focus on the task at hand; serenading the leader of the free world is no small thing. But Jonathan was intent on getting me to laugh and so a wrestling match/tickle fest went too far, and he made me laugh so hard I peed my pants. I assure you, I showered-but thirty short minutes later, I was in front of the president. Those are the moments that keep you sane, and so I’m eternally grateful to Jonathan for always helping me keep my feet on the ground. If peeing my pants is what it takes, I’m always game.” — Lea Michele talks about Jonathan Groff in Brunette Ambition (x)

Lea Michele at LACOSTE Beautiful Desert Pool Party|April 12, 2014

» Lea Michele on the One Thing She'd Change About Herself

littlegleeprincess:

Why is it important for you to be involved with L’Oréal’s Women of Worth program?

My mother always told me, “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for everything.” It’s such an honor being a part of L’Oréal Paris’s WOW campaign. I had the pleasure of attending the event this past November and it was one of the most inspiring and beautiful nights I’ve ever experienced. It made me even more proud and honored to be a part of the L’Oréal Paris family.

Who do you personally consider to be your number one woman of worth?

I would definitely have to say my mother. She is the strongest woman I’ve ever met. She’s endured so much in her life and she’s still the most empowered woman I know. She has taught me so much and gotten me through so much.

Beyond messages of self-worth and acceptance, what do you think is the most important message women these days need to hear?

To truly believe in yourself and love who you are. We sometimes say it, but truly practicing real self-love is the most empowering thing you can do for yourself.

What beauty products do you rely on to give you self-confidence?

I have my everyday products that I love. My L’Oréal Paris mascara is my favorite product. Sometimes I want to let my skin breathe and not wear any makeup, so I just put on mascara and feel beautiful.

What’s your take on the “Can a woman ever really have it all?” discussion?

I believe you can have it all, as long as you believe in yourself and love what you do.

If you could interview one woman in the present or in the past, who would it be?

I would love to have met Judy Garland.

Who’s your favorite fictional heroine and why?

Katniss from The Hunger Games is so strong and fearless!

We could all strive for some self-improvement every now and then. If you could change one thing about yourself (physical or otherwise), what would it be?

I’m a perfectionist. Sometimes I wish I could be more laid-back. But working hard and being how I am is what has gotten me to where I am today, and I’m proud of that.

L’Oreal 2013 Women of Worth Gala (x)

Lea and Jonathan Grab Juice After Hiking|April 17, 2014