October 8, 2011
Cindy Busby is probably most famous for her role as Ashley Stanton on "Heartland" though she has been in many other roles, including the pilot for "The Vampire Diaries" and "Picture This" with Ashley Tisdale and many other TV movies.
She grew up in Montreal, Canada, and dreamed of being an actress since she was a child. She was always passionate about being in front of an audience and did all she could to be in front of one, including being in every school production possible.
After graduating, she went to Dawson's College and was accepted into the "professional theatre program" from hundreds of applicants. She studied there for 3 long years and showed her dedication, professionalism, and even received an award for her work there!
When Cindy was asked about Team True Beauty, she joined quickly and has supported us ever since! She is beautiful on the outside as well as on the inside and we're so happy that she was so willing to help us spread the word about this cause.
She was eager to answer our questions, and I'm sure you'll find her answers inspiring and motivating as well.
TTB: Why did you decide to join Team True Beauty?
CINDY: The message that Team True Beauty conveys is something that effects everyone of all ages, shapes, and backgrounds, and is something I feel very passionate about. Everyday I strive to make myself a better person inside and out, so that I may help anyone along the way. Team True Beauty is a message of positivity, love, and compassion and I think the world needs that.
TTB: What is one piece of advice you would give to people who are struggling to see THEIR true beauty?
CINDY: That you're not alone! Everyone has struggled with their "true beauty" and that's why it's important to talk about it and to share the fear, hope, and struggle. Sometimes it takes time to see our own beauty, but we all have it!
TTB: How do YOU describe Beauty? True Beauty? Is there a difference?
CINDY: I think beauty can't simply be described as physical, but it's your entire package. In the long run, physical beauty fades, and then what will you be left with? Your true beauty is what shines from within: your confidence, attitude, outlook, intellect, and love. These are the qualities you should nurture; they are what make you unique, and will ultimately enhance your own personal outlook, which is the most important.
TTB: What is one thing that your fans/followers/TTB supporters would be surprised to find out about you?
CINDY: That I was bullied and belittled when I was a teenager in school, but I lived to be the bigger person. It was not an experience that I'm proud of and it hurt a lot, but it does get better. I feel it's important as a public person to talk about it because there are so many people going through that right now and they deserve to let their "True Beauty" shine. I was fortunate to have an incredible support system in my life, who taught me to love myself no matter what because my happiness should not depend on another's opinion.
TTB: If there is ONE thing that you can leave this spotlight with, concerning ANYTHING (funny or serious) what would it be?
CINDY: That your mental health is far superior to your physical health. You will never truly appreciate your outer beauty if you have yet to conquer your mind and come to peace with your inner beauty. If you love yourself then you will allow others to love and respect you too.
Cindy, you're words are true and insightful! So happy and honored to have you on board!
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On Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Cindy_busby
Written by Megan Nelson
Picture Courtesy of Cindy's Publicity Team