Oct 13, 2014

Character interview with Landry from True Colors & Giveaway

Because I love True Colors by Krysten Lindsay Hager I signed up for her blog tour to promote the book a little bit more. The first thing I will post today is a character interview with Landry Albright. She's the star of the book and she's such an amazing girl!


1) What's the worst thing that's happened in your life? What did you learn from it?

When my friends all got mad at me—first when Ericka and Tori stopped speaking to me after we

all tried out for the American Ingénue reality show modeling competition and I made it to the next

round and they didn’t. But I learned who my true friends were after that.

2) Tell me about your best friend.

I have two or three besties. Tori used to be my best friend, but after she got mad at me over that

modeling thing...I just don’t trust her the same way. Ashanti Russell is one of my closest friends.

We became closer after getting to know each other better. She always has my back. Peyton Urich

is another of my best friends. We met when Tori and Ericka weren’t speaking to me. She’s been

such an amazing friend. And Devon and I have best friend bracelets together, but...sometimes she

gets a little controlling.

3) What is one strong memory that has stuck with your character from childhood? Why is it so

powerful and lasting?

I was in a dance recital when I was four years old. We were supposed to be little ballerinas and

have scarves attached to our tutus, but my mom was still in school at the time and she came home

late and forgot to give me my scarves. So all the other little girls pulled out their scarves, and

there’s a video of me looking on either side of my tutu for my scarves and then bursting into tears

crying “Mommy!” as I ran off the stage. My grandmother said I was adorable, but I don’t think it

was any coincidence my grandfather died two weeks later.

4) What is your greatest regret?

That I messed up my introduction during the American Ingénue competition. All I had to do was

say, “Hi, I’m Landry Albright from Grand Rapids, Michigan,” and instead I said, “Chicago,

Illinois,” my old state and when I went back to correct it, I totally slammed into the next

contestant, made the microphone shriek and embarrassed myself. If I could go back in time, I’d

totally choose that moment to change.

5) Do you ever lie?

Well, I don’t outright lie, but when my dad asks about my math grades, I do point out how

awesome I’m doing in English and hope he changes the subject.

6) What do you like best about yourself? Least?

Best? I think I’m a nice person and a good friend. Least? My hair. I’d much rather have Devon’s

dark, curly hair or Peyton’s dark red hair.

7) What is in your refrigerator right now?

Leftover butterscotch and vanilla pudding from the variety packs my mom and I eat all the

chocolate out of.

8) What’s on your bedroom floor?

Dirty clothes—like my Hillcrest school uniform that makes me look like a dead goldfish, my

mom’s favorite sweatshirt that I borrowed and got something blue on (when did I have fruit?), and

some magazines.


9) What’s on your nightstand?

Magazines, YA mystery novels, gum wrappers, and my favorite lip gloss.

10) Imagine you’re doing intense spring cleaning. What’s easy to throw out? What is difficult to

part with?

Did my mom put you up to asking this? I hate cleaning my room, but whatever. I guess the easiest

stuff to throw out would be all the candy wrappers and to put my soda cans in the bin to take back

for a deposit. What’s difficult to part with would be my magazines. I like to hang onto them and

look at them at night before I go to bed. And I would never part with my stuffed animals—

especially the blue mouse my dad got me when I was little.

11) If you could spend the day with someone you admire (living, dead or imaginary), who would you pick?

Talisa Milan, my favorite model who won the American Ingénue competition. She’s so busy that I

doubt I could keep up with her, but I’d love to see what it’s like to be her just for one day. She

hosts a video show, does makeup and hair care commercials, goes to school, and she’s dating a

member of the band, The Puking Baby Dolls.

12) Are you upset your name is not in the title?

Not really. Krysten almost used it for the title of the sequel, but at the last minute she changed it.

She told me she might use that one for the third book though.

13) Did your story end too soon?

I’m getting a sequel and she’s working on a third book, so I’m okay with it as long as she lets

Vladi call me and stuff.

14) Did you and your author agree on the storyline?

Well, at first she told me I had no say in any of it, but she can’t really control what I say or do. I’m

just me and she has to figure out what to do with that. She calls it, “frustrating,” but hey, I told her,

“You’re the one who became a writer. What did you expect, genius?” So whatever. She’s got to

deal with it.


Landry Character Bio

Landry Lilyanne Albright is an eighth grader at Hillcrest Academy. She was born in Chicago,

Illinois to Dr. Tony and Laine Albright. She moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan with her mother

when her mom was promoted and her father hopes to move there soon. Landry became best

friends with Tori Robins and Ericka Maines soon after enrolling at Hillcrest Academy.

Landry is an only child and enjoys writing and won second place in the Michigan Young Pens

writing competition. She has also become interested in modeling after getting through several

levels of the American Ingénue modeling reality show competition.

She is currently signed with the Rice­Carter modeling agency in Grand Rapids. She considers

Ashanti Russell, Peyton Urich, and Devon Abrams to be her current best friends. Landry hopes to

one day date the soap star who plays Colin on, As the Days Roll On, or the cute freshman

basketball player, Vladi Yagudin. She loves her English lit class with Mrs. Kharrazzi and enjoys

reading. She is on a never­ending quest for a hair product that will end her bad hair days and

ways to up her math grade that don’t involve intense tutoring.

Likes: Reading, soap operas like, “As the Days Rolls On,” ice cream sundaes from Ignatowski’s

Ice Cream Palace, shopping, magazines, cartoon movies, the Skylar Halston YA mystery series,

English lit class

Dislikes: mean people, gossip, math

Role models
: Talisa Milan from American Ingénue, Melani Parkington from American Ingénue

Future career choices: Writer, English teacher, model, actress

: Be yourself


  1. kirstymariejonesstudioreadsOctober 13, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    5) Do you ever lie?
    Well, I don’t outright lie, but when my dad asks about my math grades, I do point out how

    awesome I’m doing in English and hope he changes the subject.
    Ha! That's the way.

    Haven't heard of the book, but sounds fun! :)

  2. That is brilliant. What a different way to write a review :)

  3. Thank you! I *may* have done that myself when I was Landry's age :)

  4. Thanks for checking out Landry's interview!


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