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It's hard to imagine Amanda Bynes as the perky pre-teen on Nickelodeon's All That when she strips down to her bra!

"I had the best time on this shoot," she says of posing on the cover of Maxim's February issue. "I think every shot I did was sexy. Some people still see me as a kid, but I'm a 23-year-old woman now."

The actress, who stars in the upcoming Easy A, wants "to show people" that she is no longer just a child star.

"My parents were like, 'Does this mean you're gonna do sexy movies now?'" she tells Maxim. "I said, 'Well, if they're done the right way, then maybe!' I mean, I’m not gonna do porn, but if it’s a Leonardo DiCaprio movie or whatever... Point is, it's time for me to start making my own decisions."

Although Bynes -- who has starred on the WB's What I Like About You and was most recently seen in Hairspray -- says she "wouldn't mind" making out with DiCaprio, she has her eye on someone else.

"I like someone right now," the star, who last dated Paris Hilton's beau Doug Reinhardt, says. "Hopefully we'll end up becoming an official couple, but that's something we both have to decide. Right now we're vibing, so that's cool."

So, what kind of guy is her new love interest?

"I never really say I have a type, because every guy I've liked has looked physically different," she says. "Most guys I've dated started as friends, though. Treat me like a friend and maybe you can become a boyfriend."