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Misty Copeland's Debut Performance In Broadway's 'On The Town'

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There have been plenty of stories about why you shouldn’t wear a full face of makeup to the gym, as well as ones that give you advice on what to wear if you just can’t work out without it. But if you ask prima ballerina Misty Copeland, the gym is a place for sweat, not foundation and highlighter.

When asked by the good folks at Health what her biggest gym pet peeve is, Copeland said it’s seeing people focus more on turning heads in a face full of makeup than working it out.

“I am not a big makeup girl, and I am kind of like, if I am working out, I’m working out; I am not going to the gym to be pretty,” she said. “So I think maybe when I see people with their hair down and makeup on and a little bra, I am like ‘Girl, just get sweaty and do what you need to do.’”

When she’s not focused on figuring out why the hell people come to the gym with a beat face, the principal American Ballet Theater dancer pushes her body to the limits at her workout facility of choice. Her go-to move to really strengthen her muscles and mind is a plank.

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