Chances are, if you're a Radio Disney Country fan, you've likely come to love teenage singer Kaylee Rutland, who recently dropped her song "Pick Me Up." In order for fans to get to know her better, we challenged her to answer our popular TWIST 20 Questions survey! Check out her exclusive answers below.
1. What's your earliest makeup memory?
I was about 13 years old and my mom took me to Clinique counter at a department store for a makeup tutorial. I remember covering my eyelids in strawberry chocolate eye shadow and I thought all of that stuff was pretty cool.
2. How old were you when you got your very first pair of high heels?
My first pair was when I was probably around 11 or 12, but outside of church and school performances, I never really wore high heels until a few years ago.
3. What are three products you can't live without?
Any of my Mac makeup, dry shampoo, Converse.
4. Have you ever had a wardrobe malfunction or embarrassing fashion blunder?
Yes; I was hanging Christmas lights on the roof with my dad. When I was coming down the ladder my jeans ripped and the entire seat of my jeans was bare. My poor neighbors saw too much.
5. What is something readers would be surprised to learn is in your purse?
My bright pink pepper spray.
6. Who is your celeb fashion inspiration?
Maddie and Tae. I love their outfits.
7. What's something you're most proud of yourself for accomplishing?
The Big D Climb. It’s an annual charity event for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society where we climb 70 flights of stairs to the top of the tallest tower in Dallas. It’s for a great cause, and it’s definitely a great feeling when you get to the top, but it’s absolutely exhausting and hard to breathe at times.
8. What would your childhood self be excited to hear about your life right now?
That Radio Disney now has a Country station and fun fact; you can listen to your own music on it!
9. What's your favorite healthy snack?
Homemade kale chips, yum!
10. Have you ever had an embarrassing moment that was SO cringe-worthy at the time, but is now no big deal?
When I was 10, I was singing a few Christmas songs at Christmastime (a Polar Express experience). I had a few songs prepared for it and at the end they asked me to stay on the stage and lead the crowd in singing Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer. Somehow I forgot the words to it; I think I was caught off guard. The audience helped me get it going, and I was so embarrassed at the time! Oops.
11. What's your advice for dealing with cyber-bullies and mean comments online?
Remember that whomever is bullying you online, they don’t know you and the person that you are, so don’t allow their opinions to have value over you. If they’re treating you like that they don’t know you well enough.
12. If you could raid any celebrity's closet, who would you pick?
Taylor Swift. She always rocks the cutest outfits and it looks effortless.
13. What's your favorite way to de-stress after a busy day?
I love making a giant cup of tea, (it’s actually big enough to be a bowl) then light a candle and sit out on my balcony and read Jane Austen.
14. How would you describe your fashion philosophy?
Feel confident in what you wear – own it and do you.
15. Which is your favorite Instagram account to follow?
16. What's a bad habit you'd like to break?
To stop hitting snooze where I end up missing the gym! I need to get past the 10 more minutes of sleep mentality where it might happen 10 more times before I get up.
17. Which of your friends or family members gives the best advice?
My baba (grandpa); he gives great advice in my musical career and personal life. He’s always full of encouragement and provides ideas on all aspects of my life.
18. If you could invite any famous person of past or present to your next birthday party, who would it be?
Reba McEntire – she’s the best! (No question about it)
19: What's your go-to motivational mantra of words to live by?
This is something that my nana has always told us, “Do your best and let God do the rest.”
20. What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given in your career?
Colt Ford was talking about the music industry when I was barely 17 and he said that everyone is going to want something from you or want you to fit into their mold somehow, and if that doesn’t fit exactly who you want to be as a person and as an artist, it’s not worth your time. I will never forget that!