"I think it's a conscious choice to put yourself out there, to go out and be photographed, because there's a way to live your life in a quieter way."
Why we love Mandy Moore
At just 16, Mandy Moore was hosting her own MTV show and was being touted as America's next big thing, a sort of Britney-in-waiting but without the propensity for getting drunk and shaving her hair off.
She says we have her parents and her brother to thank for keeping her grounded, which basically means we have those suckers to blame for the scarcity of saucy paparazzi shots/sex tapes/drunken video messages doing the rounds. "I just never felt the need to go out and go crazy" she shrugs.
To her credit, staying in meant that she wrote all of the songs on her 2007 album Wild Hope, which is a country mile from the mindless pop of her teen career and has been favourably compared to dowdy emo-chicks Fiona Apple and Sarah McLachlan.
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