Ariana Grande Talks Nathan Sykes and Being a Positive Role Model With Cosmopolitan

Ariana Grande Is No. 1
Singer Ariana Grande tops the charts!
Look at how gorgeous 20-year-old pop music sensation Ariana Grande looks on the cover of the February 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine.

We brought you a portion of her interview this past weekend when she talked about online haters, now we have more quotes from her interview.

In the article Ariana discusses her relationship with The Wanted’s Nathan Sykes, on being a positive role model and making a name for herself in the industry.

On her first date with Nathan Sykes, the youngest member of British boy band The Wanted:
“We were going back to his hotel to watch a movie, and he had Ladurée macarons and sunflowers waiting—I love Parisian baked goods, and sunflowers are my favorite flower. He had taken the DVD player out of the bedroom and into the living room, because he said he didn’t want to take me into the bedroom on the first date.”

On being a positive role model:
“I think I’m an old soul. What excites younger people doesn’t excite me… I’m kind of a boring, normal girl who likes Harry Potter and to sit in her pajamas and sing. A lot of my friends are partiers, but I’ve never really clicked with that. I like Barbra Streisand, and when was the last time you saw Babs getting, like, turnt up? That’s kind of the road that I, as a lady, would like to go down.”

On making a name for herself in the music industry:
“I never really expected to be taken seriously as an artist, and it’s just been the ultimate, proudest achievement. I’ve dealt with a lot of people not knowing what to expect from me because of my age and my personality. People often mistake my kindness for weakness, and they didn’t expect much from me, because at the end of the day, I’m just a nice Italian girl from Boca.”

So in other words, watch out world, Ariana Grande is about to take over the world. The issue of Cosmopolitan is on newsstands on January 7, 2014.