Avril Lavigne has been my idol for as long as I can remember. I always saw men singing and playing guitar and Avril was the first girl I'd ever seen doing that, so I instantly fell in love with her. I thought she was just so badass and wanted to be exactly like her. I still do love her and look up to her, but my style started changing around grade seven when I started getting into Marilyn Manson--that instantly made me like my makeup and music heavier. I used to copy his makeup looks when I was 13 and started trying to learn how to sing heavy metal--which didn't successfully happen until years later. Avril and Manson are equal idols to me now; Avril made me want to be a singer in the first place and inspired me to be bold with my style, and Manson just pushed the desire to be a performer even further and made my style more theatrical.