From the first time I interviewed actress Shantel Van Santen I could tell she had a special heart. She told me about an eighth grade paper of hers in which she wrote that even though she was unsure of what she wanted to do with her life, what she had known for sure was that she wanted to make a difference in the lives of others with whatever she did. Her sincere care for others only further continued to prove itself after every subsequent interview and conversation we had. Spend just a few moments in Shantel’s warm and humble presence and you quickly come to learn that she exudes both kindness and genuineness in a way that gives her a type of authenticity only left to be admired.
The One Tree Hill star wanted to share her personal story in hopes of connecting with and helping those struggling like she had. She emphasizes on the significance that all of us embracing our differences and defining what’s beautiful for ourselves can have on our society today. Shantel’s inspiring message tells girls that the only real kind of beauty with a definite impact on YOUR life is the one that comes from within you.
Thank you so much Shantel for joining Team True Beauty! We are thrilled to have you be a part of this campaign!