ESSENCE.com caught up with Splash contestant, Keshia Knight Pulliam, who gave us the scoop on what it was like to participate in ABC’s new celebrity diving competition. The star encourages women of color to swim more and take good care of their hair while at it. Pulliam also shares details on her non-profit, Kamp Kizzy, that aids in building the self-esteem of young girls.

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