Carly Rae Jepsen, 27: I’m Not Trying to Look “Younger Than I Am”

Carly Rae Jepsen 

Despite how she’s sometimes perceived, Carly Rae Jepsen is a grown woman.

Appearing on the January cover of Cosmopolitan, the “Good Time” singer explains how her youthful image has sometimes worked against her. “If people think I look younger, then that’s great; I’m stoked,” the Canadian pop star says. “But I turned 27 in November, and when I look in the mirror, I see all of the years attached to that face, and I’m content with me.”

Though she’s been criticized for dressing like a teenager, Jepsen insists she’s more sophisticated when she’s not putting on a show. “I love being classy and as elegant as possible in my apartment. But when I’m onstage, I can’t dance in 4-inch heels, so I’ll generally sport flats. I’m 5-foot-2, so yeah, I’m going to look a little bit more playful. But I don’t think that means I’m trying for an age younger than I am.”

Though her debut single “Call Me Maybe” became a global phenomenon, reaching No. 1 in more than a dozen countries, Jepsen hopes people will give the rest of her album a listen.

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Carly Rae Jepsen

“For me, the goal of music has never been ‘I need to be the biggest superstar in the world.’ It was ‘I want to spend my life doing this, and I want to make a career that I can live off of so I don’t have to tend bar and waitress to make this fly,'” the musician says. “I don’t want to be Cinderella for a night. I want to be Cinderella for life.”

In the Cosmopolitan cover story, Jepsen also opens up about how she met her current boyfriend, Matthew Koma. (The two co-wrote her second single, “This Kiss.”)

Redfoo [of LMFAO] is our Cupid — a cupid in zebra-print pajamas!” she says. “Foo’s awesome. He ended up introducing me and Matthew.”

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