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Take notes, people! Mindy Kaling is dishing major advice on how to kick ass and feel good doing it.
In the September issue of Glamour magazine, The Mindy Project star shared an excerpt from her new book Why Not Me?—and she thinks everyone possesses the keys to looking like one of Hollywood's most stunning couples.
Don't believe her? Well according to Kaling, all it takes is one bold attribute.
"Looks are not the whole story. Actors with long careers may or may not be gorgeous, but they usually have charisma, and all of them exude one thing: confidence," she explains. "‘Good-looking' by Hollywood standards is achievable by every human on the planet. Every average-looking American is just a treadmill and six laser-hair removal sessions away from looking like Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively (who are a great couple, by the way)."
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The 36-year-old comedienne says she channels her own confidence from a workaholic attitude, adding, "I'm hyperprepared for whatever I set my mind to do, which makes me feel deserving of professional success."
And Kaling's hard work has definitely paid off. The talented multihyphenate will premiere the fourth season of fan-favorite The Mindy Project on Hulu come fall and is a New York Times bestselling author.
Kaling also doesn't let small setbacks "traumatize" her, writing that "the tiniest bit of bravery... makes [people] feel like they're losing or that maybe they should've tried to do something too, but now it's too late. And since they didn't, they want to stop you. You can't let them."
But at the end of the day, Mindy makes creating your own success seem simple.
"Work hard, know your s--t, show your s--t, and then feel entitled. Listen to no one except the two smartest, kindest adults you know (that doesn't always mean your parents). If you do that, you'll be fine."
Feeling ready to take on the world now? Ready, set, go!