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Crafting Your Character

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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: Bob stands in front of a colorful animated room and puts her hands on her hips. BOB: Welcome. I'm Bob the Drag Queen, and this is Advanced Humble Braggery--the art of being a humble winner in life. Bob tilts her head to the side and smiles. A chime rings. A purple background appears with text over it. A purple picture of Bob holding a stick appears. A logo for Lessons in Flawless appears in the bottom corner. Light music plays. ON SCREEN TEXT: ADVANCED HUMBLE BRAGGERY PRESENTED BY BOB THE DRAG QUEEN LESSON 1: CRAFTING YOUR CHARACTER Bob stands in front of the colorful animated room. Black and white text appears. ON SCREEN TEXT: TIP #1 KEEPING IT REAL IS A FULL-TIME JOB BOB: So, you want to keep it real? Well, first you got to be honest with yourself. Bob holds up a finger to the camera. BOB: Now, that does not mean be boring! But find the character that is right for you, not the person you wish you could be. Sure, I could go around calling myself "Bob the leading authority in makeup and cosmetics and aesthetics," but would I really be? Bob contorts her mouth. BOB: I mean, honestly? No. See, I'm funny. I'm a winner. I'm a performer. I'm just simply the best there ever was. That's me. Bob crosses her arm across her waist and rests her head in the other hand while tilting her head to the side. A chime rings. BOB: Don't stick with things that don't work for you. Work with things that stick with you. Like Bianca Del Rio and clown makeup. It's a good look. Bob grimaces. BOB (whispering): It works. Bob raises two fingers. Black and white text appears on screen. ON SCREEN TEXT: TIP #2 SLAY THE SIDE STAGE BOB: Tip number two: slay the side stage. AKA making the best of being villager number seven. No matter how high your heels, no matter how big your wig, or how much your lip gloss is poppin', sometimes you just can't catch the spotlight. So do you kick and cry? Do you hide in your room? Do you replace your body piece by piece with cybernetic enhancements futilely chasing superhuman abilities while losing friends, family, and all human emotion? Girl, no. Trust me. That path is a dead end. Now, real character is crafted offstage. There are no small parts, only small actors. BOB: So whether you're playing the lead role, or tree number three in the Schenectady Players production of "My Fair Shady," you better be the best damn tree they ever seen. Bob brushes her hair to the side. BOB: Birch, please. Bob places her hand on her hip and dramatically looks behind her, then at the camera. White and black text appears on screen. ON SCREEN TEXT: TIP #3 TIE IT IN A BOW BOB: Tip three: tie it in a bow. Now, once you're feeling yourself from top to bottom, you gotta figure out how to bring it all together in one perfectly well-rounded package. 'Cause, sure, I mean, one flawless feature is nice, but who doesn't really enjoy wowing from all angles? Bob raises a finger in protest. BOB: Uh, b-but--but, one more thing. You see, I keep acts one, two, and three totally free from tobacco. I mean, while you're working hard to keep your everything on point, tobacco will be busy damaging your flawless. Premature wrinkles, yellow nails, and smelly hair are just some of ways that tobacco will throw your flawless right out the window. So be like Bob. Protect your flawless by keeping cigs out of your life. Bob snaps her fingers repeatedly while the camera zooms in. BOB: Well, class, hopefully you're feeling yourself to the ungth degree by now. So tune in next time for my lesson: Servin' the People. Bob shakes her head dismissively. BOB: Bye! Bob gives a condescending look and walks off screen. A teal background appears with pink and black text on it next to a purple picture of Bob wearing glasses. 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 For any more help, please email tobaccocampaigns@fda.hhs.gov