Nina Dobrev in Cosmopolitan September 2013: People Aren't Defined By Their Relationships

Nina Dobrev in Cosmopolitan September 2013: People Aren't Defined By Their Relationships

With her CW series “The Vampire Diaries” on the verge of its new season, Nina Dobrev fronts the September 2013 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine.

While rocking designer duds from Michael Kors and Gucci for the Matthias Vriens-McGrath-shot spread, the 24-year-old actress dished about her friendship with Julianne Hough and even reveals the kind of guys she”s attracted to.

Check out a few highlights from Miss Dobrev”s interview below. FOr more, be sure to visit Cosmopolitan!

On not leaning on Julianne during her breakup with Ian Somerhalder:
“That”s not what our friendship is about. Unfortunately, that”s how it”s perceived, but there”s more to us. People aren”t defined by their relationships. The whole point is being true to yourself and not the losing yourself in relationships, whether romances or friendships.”

On putting pressure on herself:
“I”m constantly trying to make myself better, to learn more. I didn”t finish college so I feel like I”m always having to prove myself. I don”t want to feel like the smallest person in the room.”

On the type of guys she looks for:
“I”m progressive in some ways, old-fashioned in others. I like when guys hold the door open and are sweet and thoughtful. The guys on our show are really good at that. A man in a suit looking put together and dapper is very attractive, but I also kind of like the I-just-rolled-out-of bed, a-little-bit-of-scruff, effortless, not-trying-hard-but-still-sexy guy. If a guy spends more time looking in the mirror than I do, that”s a problem!”

On future projects:
“I want to open my own yoga studio. Planning construction and looking at properties is fun. I”m using a different part of my brain. You know that feeling when you use a different muscle You”re excited to be exercising it, but you get a little sore! Yoga changed my life. Hopefully, it will do that for others.”