06.08.13

Nina Dobrev For Cosmopolitan US September 2013

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Nina Dobrev covers the September 2013 issue of Cosmopolitan US wearing a strapless Dior houndstooth dress with matching pumps captured by Matthias Vriens-McGrath.

The rest of the ‘Vampires Diaries’ editorial sees her wearing signature Fall 2013 looks from Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Valentino.

Nina opens up to Cosmo about her friendship with Julianne Hough, her plans to open a yoga studio, and her views on relationships.

Here are some extracts from her interview.

On what she’s working on at the moment: “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.”

On whether she puts a lot of pressure on herself: “Maybe. I can take a lot of pressure though. 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 what attracts her to a guy: “You either have chemistry or you don’t, but a lot of what attracts me is a guy’s mind and humor and talent. I need to get to know all those things before I fall for someone. I’m not a one-night-stand kind of girl. I’m a relationship girl.

On her type: “I’m progressive in some ways, old-fashioned in others. I like it 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 problem!”

On her friendship with Julianne Hough: “It’s been cool to find an active buddy – there are lots of girlie girls around. We don’t talk about makeup; we talk about life.”

On whether it’s nice to have a friend who’s also gone through a breakup: “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 losing yourself in relationships, whether romances or friendships.”

Credit: Matthias Vriens-McGrath for Cosmopolitan US

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15 Responses to Nina Dobrev For Cosmopolitan US September 2013

  1. Christine August 6, 2013 at 15:24 #

    Not liking this pose. Looks cheesy.

    • KatieKate August 6, 2013 at 21:23 #

      I agree, but it is Cosmo.

  2. kane August 6, 2013 at 15:59 #

    What a terrible cover.

  3. Carolina August 6, 2013 at 16:00 #

    Nina show us how to make trashy a classy outfit.

    • molly August 6, 2013 at 19:47 #

      No matter what she wears, it always looks like she got it 50% off at the local mall…

  4. Lee Ann August 6, 2013 at 16:04 #

    The shoes are horrible-I don’t think they are Dior.

  5. Rashmi August 6, 2013 at 16:54 #

    Like the other looks way way way way way better than the cover. The cover is just trashy.

  6. dee August 6, 2013 at 18:06 #

    Oh my that Gucci dress again? Her pose on the cover looks strange and there is too much flesh on display.

  7. Luisa August 6, 2013 at 19:41 #

    They used too much photoshop in her face, the mouth, and the nose.. she is 20 something and in that cover looks like so much older, I bared recognise her..

  8. mm August 6, 2013 at 19:55 #

    SJP wears the same dress for Harper’s Bazaar Sept. issue , the dress with the feathers

    • KatieKate August 6, 2013 at 21:22 #

      Holy cow! That dress has gotten more mileage! Anyhow, I think she seems like a sweet, smart, down-to-earth girl. Which is far more than I van day for some of the other young women whose interviews have been featured, (Yes, I’m talking about you, Amber Heard).

      • KatieKate August 6, 2013 at 21:22 #

        *can say

  9. admmgz August 6, 2013 at 21:35 #

    I don’t expect too much from this particular magazine so it doesn’t surprise me that they make lots of celebs look this way..it’s unfortunate :(

  10. Kathy August 7, 2013 at 02:14 #

    She might as well have a speech bubble next to her face that says, “This is me trying to show off my boobs, butt, and legs all at once…DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME, KIDS”.

  11. MaddyEliza August 8, 2013 at 01:54 #

    Where were these photos shot? The background scenery is SO beautiful…

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