Carly Rae Jepsen keeps it colorful on the cover of Seventeen magazine’s March 2013 issue, out on newsstands Tuesday, February 5!
Here’s what the 27-year-old singer had to share with the mag:
On making it in the music industry: “In college there was a time I felt lost and had the blues. I wanted to write songs, but I didn’t know how to make it a career. But I also knew I’d be happy working eight minimum-wage jobs to try to pull it off. So I was doing every job imaginable to pay rent while I was pursuing this career. I guess I like the hunger of not knowing if things will work out.”
On Justin Bieber‘s advice: “Justin leads by example. I love that he works hard and has fun. I was in Paris promoting my new album, Kiss, for three days with no time off. So I went out at four in the morning to go explore the entire city. I try to make moments happen that feel very special and memorable because that’s exactly how Justin does it.”
On her boyfriend Matthew Koma: “When you meet the right person, you’re just like, Wow! I’m having the busiest year of my life and somehow I’ve met an amazing person who has been a grounding force. I don’t think anything can get in the way if you both really want it badly.”
For more on Carly, visit Seventeen.com!