Lea Michele Talks Love, Baked Ziti With Glamour (PHOTOS)

Glee star and Emmy glam girl Lea Michele is Glamour magazine’s October cover girl — and let’s just say she’s not dressed like her prim and proper TV alter ego, Rachel Berry, in playful photos for the magazine.

In a story titled, “Little Miss Big Time,” Lea opens up about her huge voice, her boyfriend, (Broadway actor Theo Stockman) and her favorite Glee castmate.

Here are the highlights:

Lea always dreamed of stardom: “When I was a little kid, my mother and I used to watch the Golden Globes and I would dress up and she would get sparkling apple cider and we would make a tray of hors d’oeuvres and watch it together. And I would get up and make a pretend speech.”

She’s not lacking in the confidence department:  “I feel beautiful no matter how I look. I have my family to thank for that.”

Her crazy-big voice is, well, a little crazy: “It feels like you’re jumping out of a plane. Terrifying but incredibly invigorating at the exact same time.”

Long-distance dating boyfriend Theo Stockman is fine by Lea: I’m a relationship girl. I would rather be long-distance with him than not have a relationship at all… He lets me be who I am.

She’s tight with Glee’s Amber Riley (Mercedes:) We’re both big personalities, and you definitely would think we’d bump heads. But she has taught me more about myself than anyone. She inspires me, she protects me, she makes me laugh, she tells me not to take myself so seriously. She’s my Mama Amber.

Lea also reveals she is addicted to coffee and makes a mean vegan baked ziti, which she insists is really good.

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