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PS: At the end of the book, you tease us that this isn't the end of the Brunette Ambition brand. Where else do you hope to take it?

LM: Well, I can't say what the next book will be, but I can say that I am working on the next book already, and I really plan on making Brunette Ambition a series. I think that the next one will be a little bit more interactive.

PS: What does the title Brunette Ambition mean to you?

LM: There's such a stereotype [for having] "blonde ambition" and being this perfect look. My whole concept behind the book is that your own personal uniqueness will [help] you to achieve your goals. "Brunette Ambition" is stepping away from the stereotypes and looking at things from a much more unique perspective.

PS: The beginning of the book is about finding your inner light and uniqueness. What would your advice be for finding out what makes you special and honing that?

LM: Unfortunately, so many people spend their time wanting to do things because it's what someone else is doing. It's important to take the time to be quiet and to really listen to yourself. Think about what is it that you want. Don't just do something because someone else says it's cool.

PS: You also reveal that people told you to get a nose job and change your appearance to get ahead. Now you can come back at them and say, "I'm the face of L'Oréal." How do you think the face of beauty is changing?

LM: It's amazing. I think about the women who I share a TV genre with — Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, Tina Fey. I just am so proud to be a part of that circle. And I'm very honored to be around so many talented women, who are also incredibly unique, and that's what makes them successful.