Teen singer and actress Cymphonique Miller, 16, is currently hard at work filming a live action movie. She took time out of her busy schedule to sit down for a fun interview with Ink Splot 26 where she chatted about her Nickelodeon show How To Rock, dealing with bullies, exercises she does to stay in shape and more. Check out some of the highlights below:
Cymphonique on what she’d be doing if she wasn’t in the entertainment industry:
Hmm. That’s a good question. I think I would like to be a doctor, like a brain surgeon. Or a teacher because I love being around little kids. Whenever we go to family functions I’m always the biggest one in the fun house, like in the jumping area. So I’d love to be a teacher or an author since I love to write. I’d write a sci-fi novel.
On how she stays in shape:
I’ve been kickboxing since I was 8 years old, and when I was 12, I really got into the tournaments for kickboxing, and I went to PTA nationals. So before I really got into the entertainment industry, I was doing more kickboxing tournaments. But I’m working on an action film right now where I actually get to utilize my kickboxing skills. It’s great for your legs, your calves, everything.
Her advice on dealing with bullies [in school and online]:
I would say the best thing to do is just don’t be afraid to tell someone. You can tell your teacher, tell your parents. Just really try to get that out there because a lot of times kids are like, “No I don’t want to tell anyone because I’m embarrassed,” or something, but there’s nothing to be embarrassed about. It’s more important that you don’t want that to escalate. No one deserves to endure that every day. So I think the best thing is let all the adults that you know know about that. Now, thanks to the internet . . . it’s a curse and a blessing. You shouldn’t pay attention to the comments. You shouldn’t even read any of those type of things. Everybody is basically cyberbullied because now the internet has made it to where anybody could just place judgment and publicly put it out there, whether it’s true or not. But I think that you should definitely just ignore any of those type of comments and just be yourself.
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