Ariana Grande Dishes on First Date with Nathan Sykes in Cosmo February 2014

Posted Monday December 30, 2013 11:11 AM GMT

She's quickly climbing up the pop star ranks and now Ariana Grande adds a Cosmopolitan cover to her impressive resume.

The 20-year-old singer rocked a few darling ensembles for the February 2014 spread while opening up about her first date with Nathan Sykes and how they avoided the bedroom.

Check out highlights from "The Way" babe's interview below and check out Cosmo for more!

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 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 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.”

Photo Credit: Matt Jones for Cosmopolitan

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