Movies like “How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days” and “13 Going on 30” make it look easy, but landing a job at a leading magazine is no small feat. With experience at top publications like ELLE, InStyle, Teen Vogue, and Moda Operandi (to name a few), Danielle Prescod can attest to that.

In her current role as Lifestyle Editor at BET.com, Prescod writes about everything from sex and relationships, to health and wellness, to of course, fashion. It’s no wonder she needs her beauty sleep.

What’s keeping you up at night right now?

Danielle: If I’ll ever be able to trick someone into marrying me!

What do you wear to sleep?

Danielle: A slip. Technically lingerie I guess!

Go-to late night snack?

Danielle: 1/2 teaspoon of almond butter.

What’s your bedtime ritual?

Danielle: I have an extensive skin care routine that I do. After, I usually respond to some texts and DMs, and then read until I sleep.

Last thing you do before going to sleep?

Danielle: Yikes! This is so pathetic, but I check my email, Instagram, and Chartbeat.

How many hours do you sleep?

Danielle: I try to get at least nine hours a night.

What was your last dream?

Danielle: I take a sleeping pill every night so I hardly ever dream, but a few weeks ago I dreamt that I missed a Kim Kardashian product launch and woke up in sweating panic. 

What makes you want to get out of bed?

Danielle: On a very biological level, it’s having to pee. But on a philosophical level, it’s putting on a good outfit.

Why is your career important to you?

Danielle: I’m so lucky to have incredible access to the best in beauty, fashion, and entertainment. It’s important to me that I tell the best and most honest stories I can.

Favorite life hack?

Danielle: Having more than one credit card!

How does sleep impact your day?

Danielle: I’m crazy about maintaining my sleep. I will announce when it’s past my bedtime and leave!

If you had an extra 15 minutes in your day, what would you do with it?

Danielle: A mask.

What do you want to be when you wake up?

Danielle: Skinnier than yesterday. Just kidding… but kind of serious. But really, the right answer is a gracious, kind person.

What city do you sleep in?

Danielle: My name is Danielle Prescod and I sleep in New York City!

 

This interview has been lightly edited and condensed for clarity.   

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