Ariana DeBose is an open book. Whether you’re a family member or a fan at the stage door, she’ll make you feel like you’re old friends with a shared history. In the last four years, she’s starred in four Broadway shows—Pippin, Motown: The Musical, Hamilton, and now, A Bronx Tale—and she’s showing no signs of stopping any time soon. We chatted with the star after our photoshoot to find out what makes her tick. What’s the best thing about New York? Its diversity—which manifests in everything!