Pop singer Maisy Kay just released her super enchanting cover of the classic song "Beauty and the Beast" in honor of the new live-action film that everyone's been obsessing over these days, and she is super proud to share her rendition of the song with the world. To celebrate, we asked the star to take our exclusive TWIST's 20 Questions survey. See how she answered our favorite questions below!
1. What's your earliest makeup memory?
My earliest makeup memory was going over to my Nan's house when I was about 6, and insisting to put on her collection of bright red and berry colored lipsticks...I also insisted on applying it to her. Obviously my application was very messy, and my mother was very shocked when she'd open the door to my Nan, lipstick smeared across her chin!
2. How old were you when you got your very first pair of high heels?
I never used to wear heels, which is quite funny, as I'm basically never seen without them now! I think my first pair were for a Christmas play, they were sparkly and silver with a small chunky heel. I walked across the stage to serve Christmas dinner, and went toppling over the back of the stage, heels and all! Needless to say, that's quite the first experience.
3. What are three products you can't live without?
Three products I can't live without would be, a good liquid eyeliner, Nars creamy concealer, as it's one of the few brands I've seen that tailor to someone as ghostly pale as myself, and my favorite perfume from Bath and Body Works.
4. Have you ever had a wardrobe malfunction or embarrassing fashion blunder?
Oh god...so back in January, I went to the embassy to get my visa. I had it, and was waiting for my family to finish up theirs. I had just got off a flight, so I lay down to have a nap. Midway through this, a lady at the desk calls me over, and I'm absolutely terrified thinking something has gone wrong. She pauses, then says "excuse me miss, I'm going to have to ask you not to lie down, because we can see your underwear." Turns out I was wearing a little plaid skirt, and lying down in it in public was NOT a good idea!
5. What is something readers would be surprised to learn is in your purse?
I always have to carry round a hand sanitizer, they're super useful to have in places like airports. However, the most surprising thing? I normally carry a bag of Lays salt and vinegar crisps. I swear they help me with my voice when it's not quite up to scratch..it's strange but it works!
6. Who is your celeb fashion inspiration?
I don't really follow many celebrity's fashion wise; however, I WILL say, I absolutely love Rachel Green from Friends. Her sense of style is something I try to pull from, especially with her noteworthy knee-high socks and plaid skirts.
7. What's something you're most proud of yourself for accomplishing?
I think I'm most proud of winning my ASCAP award back in 2015. Thanks to Desmond [Child], I got to perform on stage with a string section in New York, it was the most incredible experience!
8. What would your childhood self be excited to hear about your life right now?
I think my childhood self would be most excited to hear that I'm writing my own music! When I was a girl, I used to take existing songs and rewrite them to suit my own plays or stories. Now I'm writing my own songs from scratch, something that I'm sure little me could only have ever dreamed of. Also, I think she'd be happy to hear that I'm still finding ways to use my higher more operatic range, that was always my favorite part of my voice.
9. What's your favorite healthy snack?
(Is Cadbury's chocolate healthy???) I think you can't go wrong with some hummus and carrot and celery sticks. However, I am known for snacking on Jalapeños straight from the jar!
10. Have you ever had an embarrassing moment that was SO cringeworthy at the time, but is now no big deal?
My first ever audition for a movie, I went in there, and everything was going fine. Then the guy said "profile," and for some reason, I completely froze. I couldn't move or say anything. The guy ended up sighing and saying "turn to the side." I snapped out of it and complied, utterly humiliated knowing I'd just blown it! I thought that was the end of the world back then, but I've had many wonderful opportunities since, so now it's just something to laugh about.
11. What's your advice for dealing with cyber-bullies and mean comments online?
People seem to think they're invincible behind a screen, but the truth is, cyber bullying is just cowardly. Think about how unhappy that individual must be with their own life, if their best use of time is picking on someone else on the internet. They're not worth getting upset over. Frankly, most hateful comments stem from a place of jealousy, or miserableness from their own lives. Don't pay any attention to them, think about the good things in your life, and the people that care about you, instead of worrying about some stranger hiding behind a screen.
12. If you could raid any celebrity's closet, who would you pick?
Probably Lady Gaga, have you seen the amazing costumes she wore on stage?! I'm so down for looking like a giant bubble.
13. What's your favorite way to de-stress after a busy day?
I normally like to play a long intense game of Skyrim. There's something about slaughtering a group of Forsworn as a werewolf, it just does it for me.
14. How would you describe your fashion philosophy?
If you like it, wear it. Wear whatever makes YOU comfortable and YOU happy. Who cares if someone else doesn't like it, the only one that needs to is yourself. I own a pair of heels with unicorn heads as the actual heel, and I'll be damned if I don't wear them.
15. Which is your favorite Instagram account to follow?
There's this account my friend made, and it just cracks me up. The handle is @justanobirdie (bird puns galore) and I have NO idea where the idea came from. It's just a really badly drawn pigeon, made on Microsoft paint, and they just paste the pigeon into pictures, like posing with celebrities or by key vacation spots. I don't know why it makes me laugh so much, but it always does.
16. What's a bad habit you'd like to break?
I really need to work on my timekeeping. If I ever have an important event, I'm always on time, but otherwise, I tend to like my bed and those extra hours of sleep a little too much. I once kept my best friend Tim waiting nearly two hours because I said I'd be ready, and by the time he arrived I hadn't even left bed! Still feel bad for that one...sorry, Tim!
17. Which of your friends or family members gives the best advice?
My mother definitely gives the best advice. She seems to always know the answer or the right thing to say, regardless of the subject matter. I don't know where I'd be without her.
18. If you could invite any famous person of past or present to your next birthday party, who would it be?
I'd definitely invite Freddie Mercury, I think he seems like great fun. That, or Richard of Shrewsbury...but as a ghost. I want to find out what happened to him and if he was actually murdered...is that weird??
19. What's your go-to motivational mantra of words to live by?
There's two I like, one is "aim high or don't aim at all" one I said myself (although I'm absolutely positive many have said it before me), for me, that just means to strive to be the absolute best I can be, whether that's career wise, or just as a person. The other is from Skyrim (surprise surprise). It comes from a poor Argonian woman. The quote is "sometimes life puts you in difficult circumstances you didn't choose. But being happy or unhappy is a choice you make." This quote means so much to me and is so true to life. I think it's very easy to be in a negative situation and automatically get down. This quote reminds me to try and stay positive and to make the best of whatever situations I find myself in.
20. What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given in your career?
The best advice I've ever had for my career comes from my father, the most exceptional businessman I know. He told me that the harder he works, the luckier he gets. If I want to go places in life, I truly have to work, and I have to work exceptionally hard. It's not about luck, it's about the people who work harder than anybody else.