In Nina’s recent interview with Cosmopolitan for the magazine’s September 2013 issue, the 24-year-old actress comes clean about buddying up with Julianne Hough after they each went through their personal love life issues earlier this year. (Julianne and longtime boyfriend Ryan Seacrest broke up in March.) When asked if it’s nice to have a friend who’s also gone through a split, Nina says, “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.”
Speaking of relationships, Nina spills on what attracts her to the opposite sex, “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.” Adding, “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!”
For more on Nina’s interview, go to Cosmopolitan.com or pick up the September issue of Cosmopolitan, on newsstands August 13.
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