“I wasn’t going to hide it just because I’m on TV.
“I’m open, because why not?” I tell PEOPLE. “I’m grounded in who I am.
“Before any of the fame happened, I sat down with myself and with God and thought, when I make it, how do you want me to represent you while I’m here?.
“It was like, OK, I know why I’m here. It’s to make you proud.” am always more than willing to explain my decision to anyone who inquires.
“People ask about it because they’re curious, or they may not understand.
“How will they ever get understand if I don’t talk about it? I can inform your curiosity, as opposed to everyone being in the dark and just sort of creating their own narrative about it, ” she said.