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People using screen readers may not be able to fully view information in this file. The content for this video is: A drag queen with a large platinum blond hairdo, elegant black dress, and fabulous hot pink earrings and glasses frames, Alyssa Edwards, stands in front of a backdrop depicting a brightly-colored beauty parlor. ALYSSA EDWARDS: My name is Alyssa Edwards, and this is the crash course in beautology. That's right, children, the science of everyday pageantry. (clicks tongue) Hot pink and black text appears in a white box next to a white image of Alyssa on a hot pink background. ON SCREEN TEXT: ON SCREEN TEXT: Lessons in FLAWLESS BEAUTOLOGY PRESENTED BY ALYSSA EDWARDS LESSON 2: FACIALS ALYSSA: All right, class, welcome back. Today's lesson in facials. You know the science of serving some good old mug. Why is this important in beautology? Because the face is the window to the soul. Like that? Now, you know the first thing people notice about you is your face. I don't know about too many of y'all in this room, but I can't hide my feelings on the inside 'cause my face will always show. So walk in and serve all kinds of face and let that inner person, character, or being show through. If I'm happy, my eyes are this big. If I'm irritated or bothered and sleepy, this they're still this big. When somebody tries to throw some shade, girl, don't even say nothing and waste your time. Just throw them a side eye, little old shoulder get-up. And keep it moving. Now, I'm a firm believer in standing up for yourself. But you don't ever gotta stoop to their level. Like mama always taught me, if you don't got nothing nice to say, don't say nothing at all. 'Cause mama knew that a well-placed look can be worth 1,000 words. Alyssa serves dramatic animated expressions, pursing her lips, squinting her eyes, and pointing into the camera and to the side menacingly. ALYSSA: Back rolls? You were rolling? I'm over here serving all kinds of face, and you were rolling? Alyssa gives a dramatic eye roll, moving her head from side to side after her eyes. She waves dismissively at the camera. ALYSSA: That's like, "Girl, please." Oh, you did that. Oh, you tried it. You tried it. I see what you're doing. You're coming. You coming somewhere I done been. But this is the most important face. The face of class. So let's do it all together. You all ready? Set. Now serve. Chin up, shoulders down, carry yourself like a queen, and conquer the world. Your face communicates everything to the world, and that's why I tell you, children, just so you will know and someday your great-grandchildren will know, keep that face a gorgeous canvas. Because smoking can cause tooth loss, premature wrinkles. And let me tell you, you can't be walking around trying to serve mug with all that tobacco damage. You only got one. Take care of it. Well, class, that's today's lesson. See you next time for everyday pageantry. Always and forever, Alyssa Edwards. (clicks tongue) That's not loud. She clasps her hands, stares into the camera, and clicks her tongue. The lady vanishes. Hot pink and black text appears in black and white boxes next to a hot pink image of Alyssa on a teal background. ON SCREEN TEXT: LESSON COMPLETE SEE YOU NEXT TIME, SUGAR. Now it's time to test your knowledge. Take the flawless quiz. THISFREELIFE.GOV/LESSONS Lessons in FLAWLESS For any more help, please email tobaccocampaigns@fda.hhs.gov