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Mandy Moore: I'm an Early Bird, It's a Problem

Mandy Moore: I'm an Early Bird, It's a Problem

Self-proclaimed “mediocre” singer-actress Mandy Moore is C Magazine’s May 2007 cover girl. The photo shoot was taken March 5th at designer Tony Duquette‘s “Dawnridge” estate in Los Angeles. (It’s the same place that Reese Witherspoon was photographed for Harper’s Bazaar.)

  • On her music career and new album Wild Hope: “Not to sound cheesy, but it was a period of intense self-reflection. I was asking myself all these questions: ‘Who am I? Am I doing what I love? Do I want to be doing this as a career? … While I was making the album, I was on the roller coaster that is love and going through breakups… so it was cathartic, too. … I’m not being self-deprecating. I can listen to good pop, but I would not include myself in that category. It’s embarrassing. I wish I could make those records disappear.”
  • On partying: “I’m an early bird. It’s a problem. My friends are always, like, Really? You can’t go out again?”.
  • On her figure: “I’m not willing to deprive myself. I am who I am. I know I don’t fit into the trendy look right now, but I’m much happier representing this body type. I have to make other sacrifices, like not seeing my friends, for my career, so if I want French fries, I’ll have them.”
  • On her admission of having been depressed: “I’m used to being a very positive person, and all this stuff I was writing about for the album made me feel like I was wearing these blue tinted glasses. It’s not like I was every diagnosed, and I’ve never seen a therapist, although I’d love to, because I don’t want to keep burdening my friends.”
  • On living in LA with her two brothers: “I’m a scaredy-cat when it comes to spiders and bugs.”
  • On why she hasn’t changed her name to reflect her adult work and outlook: “Amanda’s a chainsmoking cabaret singer in her late 60s singing in the Catskills. Maybe when I’m that old, I’ll become Amanda.”
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Photos: Brian Bowen Smith/C Magazine
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  • missy

    oh yeah………..shes soo fat…..come on girl youre thin!!!!!!!

  • langtry

    That picture of her in the boat is really beautiful. Why can’t I get my portrait taken like that???

    / Probably because I’m not rich, thin or just-turned 23 like Mandy, LOL!

  • TskTsk

    She’s so boring

  • crabbypants

    Man, somehow I love her more and more.

  • CapriciousDiva

    She’s really pretty

  • lw

    she’s a doll. takes a lot of moxie to be who you truly are in hollywood. more power to her.

  • megyn

    She’s not like any other celeb out there, and she is incredible. She is the woman I could only dream of being. She’s beautiful, talented and so sweet. Amazing.

  • sasha

    MANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She f’ing rocks!!

  • Juno

    Love the black dress……. :)

  • Bella

    I love her. So incredibly much.

  • remember da truth

    What is so special about her? What has she done? She made a teen album, and dated famous people. I guess she was in a teen romance movie once too. she must be promoting something, doing all these photo shoots and talking about how confused and complicated she is to get more angst-filled teen girls to think they can relate to her.

    I used to like her when she seemed original, but she has gotten so annoying.

  • no-nick

    Good Girl.

  • Christina

    I think she’s adorable!!! I like her because she’s different from the other.. how can i say it.. sluts??? She’s a good girl and a great role model. Not like Paris Hilton or Britney. She doesn’t spend her life partying or anything.. there should be more like her, the world would be better :)

  • edenfantasys, adult toys

    I have no snark to deliver. She looks lovely and happy and healthy and I even can stand those shoes. Her husband’s cute, too. Fortunate girl, isn’t she?!
    And looking at that picture I realize that I need that dress! Most likely I would pair it with less severe shoes, though.