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Hayden Panettiere - Seventeen Magazine - April 2008

Hayden Panettiere - Seventeen Magazine - April 2008

Hayden Panettiere dishes in the April issue of Seventeen magazine about her life and wanting to save the world. The Heroes hottie talks about her fight against whalers in Japan, why voting matters and her very personal crusade to find the right guy!

Enjoy some interview snippets:

On breaking up with Stephen Colletti:
“I just knew I wanted to breathe. I wanted to be single at the time. It just hit me like a ton of bricks: This is the time I need to be with myself. It takes such a secure person to be with someone like me—it takes so much confidence; it takes so much trust.”

On wanting to be girly and just have fun:
“If I was a wonderful person, I’d run around in whatever clothes and have one outfit – and then I’d donate the rest of the money to charity. But no one is perfect, and no one is saying you have to give up everything in your life to change the world.”

On what it was like fighting whalers in Japan:

“It was great! There’s very little that scares me. I’ve always been a physical person. And I feel like a lot of time in this industry, a lot of people loan their face to a cause, which is great, but it doesn’t do as much as getting out there and actually physically doing something.”

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  • sam

    I like her, she seems like she knows what she wants and will stop at nothing to get it.

  • sam

    I like her. She seems like she knows what she wants and will do anything to make it happen.

  • lily

    she sounds so sweet and level headed. She is really growing on me now. I hope she stays on the narrow path.

  • http://ilovekids Milo Ventimiglia

    To all the jealous haters,
    I don’t see what the problem is for a grown adult man dating a barely legal kid. I liked her since she was waay younger and still
    jailbait though. She is mature for her age and I look young. So what’s the problem. I don’t like anyone over 20.
    And about the Hayden GQ photoshoot, did I see them?
    Yes I did, they were very nice. But I liked her baby photos better.
    I hate women, Alexis was just too old for me. I like em young.
    I love Dakota Fanning and Miley Cyrus. 3 more years till she’s 18 baby!!!!!!

    Love Milo Ventimiglia
    ***

  • t

    What??? she wanted to be single. She wanted to be by herself. She was single for all of 5 seconds b4 hooking up with a 30 year old!!

  • http://kwanzoo.com oakling

    But those 5 seconds were quality time. Quality is better than quantity, right?

  • liar,liar…

    “On breaking up with Stephen Colletti:
    “I just knew I wanted to breathe. I wanted to be single at the time. It just hit me like a ton of bricks: This is the time I need to be with myself.”

    Uh, no. You broke up because you were banging Milo in Europe and making Stephen look like an idiot.

  • suzy

    She broke up with Stephen to get with the Hot Milo now that she is legal and stuff.

  • http://CHRISHANSON TCAP

    Milo Ventimiglia = Statutory rapist

    Hayden Panettiere = WWho .re.

  • aka girl

    Shes a leo like me we go in and out of relationships all the time so i can identify with that; but she still makes my a** itch and i dont like her

  • no comment

    In her words:

    It takes such a secure person to be with someone like me—it takes so much confidence;

    Someone thinks really highly of themselves.

  • N.j

    Oh god all the comments on Hayden posts are the same. People always making up their own little stories about her, saying she is fat or picking at every little thing an article says.

  • M

    “It takes such a secure person to be with someone like me—it takes so much confidence;”

    Meaning: it takes a fool who likes to be cheated.

  • Angie

    Too bad there is always so much Hayden hate because really some of the reasons people don’t like her are dumb and people always overreact.

  • Lisa

    I said it in another Hayden post but Hayden gets a lot of unnecessary hate because gossip sites post too much about her. She doesn’t do crazy things like Britney for her to be posted so much and people take it out on her instead of realizing that it’s all the sites that need to cut back.

  • http://www.justjared.buzznet.com x-becky-may-x

    why are people so mean about her she aint done anything n she is actually talented she seems really smart to love her!

  • http://4eva halo 4va

    #15

    She overexposes herself from her own doing and she likes it.

    Appearing in magazines like SEVENTEEN means she is obviously
    wanting the attention. Plus the kid poses in mens magazines like bait
    the moment she is legal.

    And then the stupid attention seeking dolphin stunt
    and meeting up with politicians using no logic or reasoning.

    Dating a 30 year old grown man and claiming she wanted to be single beforehand.

    Candies ad campaign….ETC ETC. ETC ETC.

    She is an immature attention seeking narcissistic wwho. re.

  • Tealeaf

    She looks cute on the cover, but why do they have the same hair blowing pose for every covergirl.

  • http://365daysofmovies.blogspot.com/ MovieWatcher

    I’m interested to see how she will do in the movies. Her acting doesn’t seem to be the strongest but she appears to be a nice girl

  • sinatrafan1990

    I’m a long time lurker, first time poster.

    I’m a fan of Hayden’s, and frankly I’m a little sick of the unwarranted hate she gets.

    First of all, the people saying she’s fat, can you at least admit you’re saying it out of hatred and not because you think she’s fat? Hayden is not fat by any stretch of the imagination. She’s very healthy. Unless you can show me scientific evidence that shows Hayden is fat or even slightly above average for her size, your claims will continue to just be vanity induced insults at someone more attractive and succesful than you can ever hope to be. And if you feel you are more attractive than Hayden or more successful, put a picture of yourself or list you accomplishments, it’s not that hard.

    Secondly, Hayden started dating Milo in November. She broke up with Stephen around August. That’s three full months before they actually started dating. That’s enough time to breathe.

    Next, about this quote:

    “It takes such a secure person to be with someone like me—it takes so much confidence; it takes so much trust.”

    There’s nothing indicating here that Hayden is someone likely to cheat. It just means she wants someone who she can trust. Imagine if you were dating a Hollywood star who was constantly being snapped everywhere and regardless of the circumstances always in the company of various other male celebs? You’d be a bit jealous too, and you’d be a bit skeptical, even though nothing was really going on. Stephen, in my opinion, was blatantly jealous of Hayden. Remember the video where he pulled her harshly while she was trying to sign autographs and started throwing pens to the ground? He was a possessive, violent freak and Hayden’s better off with Milo regardless of the age difference.

    Which leads me to the next issue: Hayden and Milo’s relationship. It’s not a big deal. There’s bigger age differences in Hollywood. James Woods is 61 and he’s with a 19 year old! No one complains about that. Hayden’s a legal adult and Milo’s level headed. Best of luck and blessings to them.

    And then there’s the thing with Save The Whales. Hayden’s not doing this for attention. I doubt she’d actually risk being stabbed by harpooners if she was just doing this all for attention. It’s blatantly obvious she cares. Whether she’s taking it too far by making it a major political issue is up to you to decided, but she obviously has a genuine level of concern about the cause.

    I have to agree that the hatred is partially to this website and others posting unneccessary bullshit about her going to Starbucks or picking her brother up from school. She’s overexposed through no fault of her own.

    Also, for the record, I met Hayden at a Convention, and she’s by far the coolest celeb I’ve encountered. Very nice, down to Earth and appreciative. I had a photo taken with her and an autograhp. And she’s even better looking in person.

  • sinatrafan1990

    I’m a long time lurker, first time poster.

    I’m a fan of Hayden’s, and frankly I’m a little sick of the unwarranted hate she gets.

    First of all, the people saying she’s fat, can you at least admit you’re saying it out of hatred and not because you think she’s fat? Hayden is not fat by any stretch of the imagination. She’s very healthy. Unless you can show me scientific evidence that shows Hayden is fat or even slightly above average for her size, your claims will continue to just be vanity induced insults at someone more attractive and succesful than you can ever hope to be. And if you feel you are more attractive than Hayden or more successful, put a picture of yourself or list you accomplishments, it’s not that hard.

    Secondly, Hayden started dating Milo in November. She broke up with Stephen around August. That’s three full months before they actually started dating. That’s enough time to breathe.

    Next, about this quote:

    “It takes such a secure person to be with someone like me—it takes so much confidence; it takes so much trust.”

    There’s nothing indicating here that Hayden is someone likely to cheat. It just means she wants someone who she can trust. Imagine if you were dating a Hollywood star who was constantly being snapped everywhere and regardless of the circumstances always in the company of various other male celebs? You’d be a bit jealous too, and you’d be a bit skeptical, even though nothing was really going on. Stephen, in my opinion, was blatantly jealous of Hayden. Remember the video where he pulled her harshly while she was trying to sign autographs and started throwing pens to the ground? He was a possessive, violent freak and Hayden’s better off with Milo regardless of the age difference.

    Which leads me to the next issue: Hayden and Milo’s relationship. It’s not a big deal. There’s bigger age differences in Hollywood. James Woods is 61 and he’s with a 19 year old! No one complains about that. Hayden’s a legal adult and Milo’s level headed. Best of luck and blessings to them.

    And then there’s the thing with Save The Whales. Hayden’s not doing this for attention. I doubt she’d actually risk being stabbed by harpooners if she was just doing this all for attention. It’s blatantly obvious she cares. Whether she’s taking it too far by making it a major political issue is up to you to decided, but she obviously has a genuine level of concern about the cause.

    I have to agree that the hatred is partially to this website and others posting unneccessary bullshit about her going to Starbucks or picking her brother up from school. She’s overexposed through no fault of her own.

    Also, for the record, I met Hayden at a Convention, and she’s by far the coolest celeb I’ve encountered. Very nice, down to Earth and appreciative. I had a photo taken with her and an autograhp. And she’s even better looking in person.

  • sinatrafan1990

    If possible, delete my double post.

  • jess

    I love Hayden very much and she seems a nice girl but I think that she broke up with Stephen to be with Milo which isn’t bad because she realized that she wasn’t in love with him anymore cause she fell for someone else that’s better than cheat. It was the rigth thing to do now she is happy with a new relationship.
    BTW Hayden appears in magazines because they ask her to pose, because she is one of the Hollywood “it” girls of the moment whether you like it or not ;)

  • Lisa

    To #17- Most of the post on her are not of her willingly giving an interview they are always of her doing normal things like going to get coffee, going to the gym, walking her dog or being at the airport (and don’t say she likes being stalked by the paps or that she calls them) She put her words into action with defending the dolphins unlike other people who are with a cause but never actually do anything about it. Too bad for you if you can’t see the difference. She’s not a kid so get over it. You’re the one who’s an immature attention seeker not Hayden because it’s obvious which other silly comments are yours just with different user names in every single Hayden post.

  • cristina

    20

    I totally agree with you Stephen didn’t seem too comfortable with the attention Hayden was getting I remenber the clip when he takes her away from her fans when she was signing autograhps totally different from the one at the Emmy afterparties when she is leaving with Milo and they answer the paparazi questions and Milo even warns the photog and the pap says that he is nice and cause of that he leaves them alone. And of course it takes too much confidence to date a celebrity cause when two celebrities are at the same place people say they are dating that’s why I think Milo is a good match for her besides his talent and his looks he is a very nice man and a gent the kind of person Hayden should be around.

  • http://yummy gymfan

    She chooses to overexpose herself and you know it.
    She’s a typical immature attention seeking lunatic.
    If she doesn’t want the attention then she will stop with the
    opportunistic silly dolphin stunts, the dumb ad campaigns, crappy singing career, ssl .utty photoshoots and showing up at every event.
    Her mum should stop pimping out her brother too.
    Nobody cares about whales. They taste too good.
    And she doesn’t care about chickens, cows and pigs.

  • Ali

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  • yami

    Gymfan shut up!!!…..

  • i love hayden

    Hayden is soo cool, talented, and pretty! I love her!!
    She is really nice too and can sing really well.
    She is a great person, with a genuine heart and passionate about charities. She helps child soldiers and dolphins.
    I have met her before and she is the sweetest girl ever.
    She is a much better role model than drug addict Britney or Lindsay.
    And there is nothing wrong about the age gap. I dated older guys since I was 12 and I’m fine. I love her voice and songs.
    I want to see more of her.

    #24

    Yeah, I agree with you, haters are just really jealous and pathetic.
    Go get a life losers.

  • blondiebabii95

    Hayden is the most beautiful girl in the world. I’d love to be just like her. I can’t wait to see her in her upcoming movies and listen her new album. She’s the best actress in Hollywood and very grounded. She knows what she wants. Strong, independent, motivated woman.

  • nicole m

    It sounds like she is talking out of her a**.

    “It takes such a secure person to be with someone like me—it takes so much confidence; it takes so much trust.”

    She sounds like a snob.

  • jennie

    how long was she single? like 5 minutes!!! admit it hayden, you dumped stephen for milo. afterall, nothing says confidence like a 30 year old dude.

  • Sara

    She’s not a woman, she’s a girl. She’s not *that* levelheaded. Is she an airhead? No. Is that a compliment? Not really.

    Her idea of acting has been horrible. Maybe it’s that her first *real* exposure came from a soap opera. Whatever it is, she doesn’t have much of a future in Hollywood; not as a respected actress, anyway.

    Her ad for Candies is one step below child pornography. She’s the poster child for these younger generations that are all about consumerism and trendy charities.

  • Lissa

    #33 Sara- Hayden is a woman look up the definition of the word.
    The ads for Candies were the exact same as every Candies spokesperson right down to the crown that Fergie wore last year so if you are gonna use that against Hayden use it against all the other spokespersons. And what is so trendy about her supporting the save the whales foundation? Whales are hideous looking but she loves them and she even held a conference with John Kerry when most of the ‘younger generations’ as you say probably don’t even know or care who he is.

  • katiiii

    she’s getting so much unneeded hate if y’all hate her so much dont bother post i thinks shes awesome!

  • katiiii

    she’s getting so much unneeded hate if y’all hate her so much dont bother post i thinks shes awesome!

  • britney

    I despise her. FO!

  • Sara

    Lissa- Woman is actually defined several ways, if you’ve actually read the dictionary. While she meets two requirement (of adult age, a female human) if referring instead to the idea not the number. She looks like a child. She acts like a child.

    I’ve seen other Candies ads, thank you. And I don’t like any of them. Now, would you like to explain to me how your response was logical? I dislike that she did those ads because they’re tasteless. She looks like a child prostitute in them. She didn’t have to do them, but the reality is she wanted the money and exposure. And while she had control, as do all spokespeople, over what she wore and did on the set of that photoshoot, the sad reality is that passes as sexy for people of her immature mindset.

    What is trendy about her supporting the whales? You lack anything approaching reading comprehension, don’t you? Save the dolphins, save the puppies. I just think that a girl raking in the dough from her hit television series, her albums/singles, her endorsement deals, video games and film roles could perhaps put her cash to better use. I love whales and dolphins and puppies too. But you know what is extremely tragic? Almost half of every generation starving to death before the age of 10. Which is a reality for some countries. Celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Natalie Portman have been helping to put the focus back where it needs to be: stopping innocent civilians from starving to death or dying from easily treatable diseases.

    Hayden can’t stop whaling; do you seriously think the Japanese were intimidated by her? She’s a struggling television actress from America. She’s not an expert on anything related to dolphins. She’s not a politician or especially educated. And I seriously doubted that her fanbase ran out and tried to save the freaking dolphins after hearing about this.

    “Thereâ??s very little that scares me. Iâ??ve always been a physical person. And I feel like a lot of time in this industry, a lot of people loan their face to a cause, which is great, but it doesnâ??t do as much as getting out there and actually physically doing something.â??

    And what did she do? Go out and yell at the fishermen? She hands letters out? Wow. *I* do more for charities. She’s no different from those other yokels whose idea of activism is posing nude for PETA.

    It’s trendy because it comes across as superficial. Do I think she’ll still be doing this in 20 years? Heck no.

  • sinatrafan1990

    Hayden is only doing Save The Whales because she was asked to be the spokesperson, and she was involved with these organizations before “Heroes” made her the star she is today. Hayden was asked to be a spokesperson for Save The Whales Again!, and I’m quite sure if any other organization asked her for support, she’d go.

    She supports Invisible Children, 2 Smart 4 U and various children’s organizations as well. While she may not be as vocal about her involvement in those charities as she is with Save The Whales, she has done work for those organizations. When she filmed “Racing Stripes” in Africa, she visited cancer stricken infants and played with them and made feel special. Someone visisted these boards and told us about how Hayden made her granddaughter’s last hours very special.

    I don’t think Hayden isn’t about raising money but rather raising awareness. True, she did auction off her clothes to raise money for the cause, but I don’t think this is one of those causes where money is the solving factor.

    And speaking from the perspective of 17 year old male, who has a IQ of 159 (so much for your argument that people her age have an immature mindset), I find the pictures tasteful compared to a lot of other shit (like those PETA ads you mentioned). Hayden has actually said she’d never, ever pose nude. Sex sells, and regardless of what your personal moral standards are, you sometimes have to compromise them to get ahead in this business. It’s a sad truth, but it’s The Truth when it comes to show business. It was true in The Golden Age, and it’s true now. Christina Aguilera hit it big around the same age as Hayden and presented the same type of image during her “Genie In A Bottle” days.

    Personally, I don’t see why Hayden gets so much attention. I love her, she’s attractive, kind and charitable, but she’s just a TV star whose personal life is decidedly uninteresting except for a perfectly legal relationship that people like to blow out of proportion.

  • brittany

    To “liar,liar… ” #7

    Stephan looks stupid all on his own.

  • Erica

    #21

    No, I really do think she is fat. It’s not that she just has some fat in her, she looks a little overweight to me. And I thought this way before I even started hating the tramp.

    I actually liked her a little until a little after she started her campaign to “save” the dolphins. I initially thought it was a good idea because my favorite animal has always been the dolphin and I was always sympathetic to the dolphin slaughtering in Japan. But whatever anyone tells you, being cute is NOT a reason to save them. I have always hated how people want to save the dogs and the cats, what about the freakin cows or the chickens? Nope we don’t give a damn about them because they’re tasty! Effin hypocritical humans! I don’t understand how people can want to save the dolphins but at the same time don’t think twice about eating a hamburger. So, sorry, the only thing I see through Hayden’s “heroic” action is hypocrisy.

    “That’s three full months before they actually started dating. That’s enough time to breathe.”
    I hope you only use that excuse to back up other people’s actions and not your own. 3 months is enough time to “breathe” for only, I’m sorry, a whore. I’m not saying she’s a whore, I’m just sayin’. Hayden and Stephen dated for a year, or for how long? Either she’s really stupid to have stayed with the guy she hated for that long or she has no heart. It doesn’t matter if I was the breakup-er or the breakup-ee, it would take me much longer to get over a guy I dated for a whole YEAR than just 3 months. And let’s not forget that it is only 3 months until the Press knew about it. Unless you’re freakin Hayden (and I have a feeling that may be), how would you know?

    “It takes such a secure person to be with someone like me—it takes so much confidence; it takes so much trust.”
    And, I agree. I also thought wtf when I read that. I, too, concluded she thought highly of herself from this statement. It only takes so “much” confidence and trust if only the “someone like [her]” were pretty. And I don’t think she would have said that unless she thought she was pretty. Ask yourself– would you say something like that about yourself? “Oh you have to be secure to be with me.” Who the hell says something like that about themselves (except maybe Paris Hilton)?

    In response to your opinion of her:
    You said you thought she was the coolest celeb after meeting her. You do also know she is an actress, right?

    I don’t think it’s much of a “risk” for her to be actively involved in the campaign to save the dolphins or whales or whatever because she’s a public figure. Is there anything in her past that showed she “obviously cared” for these mammals? Was she in numerous protests before? or has anyone ever said “yes, Hayden has always loved dolphins. It has always been her dream to use her power to better their lives?”

    FYI: My hatred grew after Milo and Hayden were official to the public. I really think Hayden’s just going out with him for the publicity… or, at least, she thinks it’s a total plus to the relationship. And God, don’t even get me started with Heroes. Second season sucked so bad! I blame my brother for getting me into the show. The last episode — omg her acting was so bad. The script was bad but she could’ve made it better if she were a good actress… no?

  • Erica

    I meant #20 ^

  • sinatrafan1990

    Well, if you think she is fat, then you’re a total moron. It’s people like you who turn such beautiful young women into the unhealthy anorexic type. Let’s see how you look.

    Secondly, I was referring Hayden was broken up with Stephen for 3 months before she went with Milo. What I meant was 3 months was enough time for Hayden to get over Stephen and move on. Frankly, I feel it’s too much to spend getting over that jealous bag of suck that is Colletti. As for why she stayed with him for so long, who knows? Maybe she was afraid. Stephen did show abusive tendencies. As for the “secure,” she want someone with confidence. No big deal.

    I still say you’re blowing that quote out of proportion. I don’t think Hayden was referring to her looks. I think she was referring to the fact that Stephen was jealous of her success and the fact that he was angered that she was around other men.

    Hayden did participate in other protests. In 2003 (when she was 14), she was appointed as an ambassador by The World Conservation Union. Last year she endorsed 2 Smart 4 U and still advertises it on her MySpace.

    The Halo thing isn’t fake. They’re in love. They wouldn’t have been keeping it a secret for so long if it was fake.

  • Shannon

    There’s nothing wrong with her saying she wants a secure person to be with her. If you date a celebrity you have to be secure because of all the time you will spend apart and all rumors that the media will make about you and about your relationship.

  • Erica

    Well, I would never show you how I look because I don’t expose myself to the internet. I’m not anorexic, I would consider myself healthy-thin. Fine, Hayden’s not fat. She’s just “not thin.” Hayden doesn’t look it in some pictures (graphic-editing can do wonders), but if you look at her in Heroes or candids up close, her arms are pretty flabby (filling up the whole sleeve). Maybe she lost weight recently though, who knows? And I don’t support anorexic people or support that skinny is beautiful. But I also don’t support fat people. Fat means you’re lazy.

    Yes, I see what she was could have been trying to say (you’re not her, you can’t correct what she specifically said)… but she should’ve word it as “to be with someone who is constantly in the light… (a celebrity).” I also understand that she didn’t want Colleti to look bad, so she had to choose her words and as a result, may not have explained what she meant in the best way possible. If she were smart, she wouldn’t have described the situation so poorly that so many people could interpret it in a negative way.

    I googled and didn’t find any results on Stephen Colleti being abusive. Maybe I missed out on the headlines, but I don’t see how I couldn’t easily find it through google. An abusive boyfriend of a celebrity should be celeb-gossip-worthy. I’ve never read a reference to Colleti and his abusiveness either.

    I still say 3 months isn’t enough time to get over a guy you dated for an entire year. If he was abusive or overly jealous, she should’ve done something in the beginning. Why wait until a year’s up? And if this “side” of him that you claim he has exists, then she could’ve just said “it didn’t work out,” rather than some BS line like “I wanted to be single at the time.”

    Angelina Jolie is sympathetic to the homeless and the guys in Iraq, etc. Celebs do things like this all the time. But what can Hayden Panettiere do that will be unique from them? Save the dolphins!

    I apologize for my assumption that she was not involved in such campaigns in the past until recent. I just went on a limb and guessed. But I’d still have more respect for her if she were a vegan.

  • Shannon

    ^I don’t think it should matter that she isn’t a vegan. Just like she said in the interview “No one is perfect, and no one is saying you have to give up everything in your life to change the world.”

  • Martinis_on_me

    LOVED her in “Remeber the Titans” I know…random but had to express….I think that character (as young as she was) now speaks volumes about her self described personality!

  • http://15 camilla belle

    #39 sinatrafan1990

    lol nobody cares about your stupid IQ

  • sinatrafan1990

    Maybe nobody here.

    And Hayden is a vegetarian.

  • interesting

    “Stephan looks stupid all on his own.”

    So he deserves to be cheated?

    When a man cheats on a woman he’s a douche bag, but when a woman cheats on a man she’s smart?

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