Picks and Pans Review: Fame's New Diva
updated 10/05/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 10/05/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT
I started singing in choir at the church next door to Whitney Houston's [in New Jersey], and everyone used to say, "You're the next Whitney."
COLLEGE CAN WAIT
I was studying political science but left to do a tour of Hairspray. Everybody was like, "But you're at the top of your class!"
TRAINING FOR FAME
It was like a two-month boot camp. I learned to play Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata."
READY FOR STARDOM?
I'll put on my seat belt and strap myself in!