Hype Hair: How do you define beauty?
Skai Jackson: I define beauty as not just being beautiful outside, but also on the inside. For example, someone who cares for other people, is willing to help others and is an overall nice person. Beauty isn’t just looks.
HH: When fans see you in public, what feedback do you usually get from them?
SJ: When I see the fans, they’re usually really excited—and surprised! They usually ask me for a picture, so of course I take one with them. I love meeting my fans, because without them I wouldn’t be where I am today.
HH: How do you handle when people make remarks about you online – especially as a younger person in the industry?
SJ: I don’t let anything negative that people say bother me. Some people do have a lot of stuff to say about my age and my being in the industry, but I do what makes me happy. I have so many more supporters than haters. And not everyone is going to agree with everything you do.
HH: What advice would you offer to teens who struggle with confidence and self-esteem issues?
SJ: I would say, just know that you are beautiful—no matter what anyone tells you— and embrace yourself! Everyone goes through a time when they feel insecure, and that’s okay; you are beautiful for who you are!
HH: You’re back for a new season of the Disney show Bunk’d. How has that experience been for you so far? Do you still keep in touch with your old Jessie castmates ?
SJ: The experience has been great! We’ll be starting season three very soon, and it’s super exciting! We have so many new things coming up…big surprises, so I think people will love the new season. I do still talk to some of the cast from Jessie. We see each other at events, and sometimes they will come by and hang out on set. It’s fun to see everyone again.
HH: Are there any other projects you have coming up that you can tell us about?
SJ: I am working on an animated series, which will be coming out soon, so I’m excited about that. And, I have other new projects coming up that I can’t talk about yet, but I can’t wait for everyone to see them.