Secrets to Star-studded Self-esteem

Celebrities know that the best accessory isn’t necessarily amazing shoes or a killer new bag; it’s having super-strong self-esteem that gives them that edge! Here, we’ve rounded up advice from some of your favorite girl celebs on how to get in the absolute best back-to-school mindset:

The Twilight Saga
’s Ashley Greene: Be Strong!
The actress who plays Alice Cullen remembers diffusing a bad situation with her school’s mean girl: “I said, ‘Listen, I’m not going to be bullied by you. I’m just going to be myself.’ Finally, we both realized we were being ridiculous and that we didn’t actually hate each other. We didn’t necessarily become best friends, but there was no reason to be hateful. It takes up too much time and energy.”

“Wizard of Waverly Place”’s Jennifer Stone: Be Healthy!

When the Disney Channel show’s Harper Finkle started an exercise kick, she was amazed at how great it made her feel: “I have to work out at least four times a week. It’s really weird -- I’ve gotten to a point where if I miss two days in a row, I get really cloudy. For me, working out is like clearing my head. It makes me a lot happier in general.”

Camp Rock
’s Ana Maria Perez de Tagle: Be Brave!
You know her as Ella Pador, and dancing was totally new to her when she got the movie role: “Go with some of your friends to a dance class. If you love it, you’ll have a fun time. If you don’t, then you won’t -- and you’ll figure out what you want to do and if you want to pursue it. I definitely learned that I love dancing.”

“Sonny With a Chance”’s Allisyn Ashley Arm: Be Silly!

The girl best known as Zora loves to break out of her shell: “I’m always testing my confidence. Whenever my friends come over, we put on disguises, like wigs and glasses. One time, I went to the mall dressed all punk-gothic. I wore big headphones and went to the food court, and they were like, ‘Hi, what can I get for you?’ And I said really loudly, ‘What? I can’t hear you. You have to speak up.’ It was really funny.”