Growing up, Misty Copeland looked to Mariah Carey for inspiration. Now, she has her in her corner. "I never ever imagined she would be someone that I could call a friend and someone has been there for me when I've been down and going through hard times," the ballerina told Access Hollywood. "As a young biracial girl growing up, I didn't see representation, and I was 7 years old when Mariah Carey's debut album came out, and it was the first time I could see myself in someone else." Misty also opened up about her childhood and getting support from her local Boys & Girls Club, an experience that inspired her to become an ambassador for the organization's Youth of the Year program. For more information on Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Youth of the Year, visit the Youth Of The Year website.