Zooey Deschanel Covers Cosmopolitan October 2012

Posted Wednesday September 12, 2012 10:12 AM GMT

With her hit show "New Girl" set to premiere it's second season on September 25th, Zooey Deschanel garnered herself a little added exposure by covering the October 2012 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine.

The 32-year-old actress looked gorgeous in a pink Moschino Cheap & Chic dress for the Matt Jones shot front page while opening about everything from how she picks out her favorite songs to what she looks for in a man.

Highlights from Miss Deschanel's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Cosmopolitan!

On her music career:
"When we're recording, we'll almost always like the first or second take. I'd rather have something that is imperfect but emotionally true than try to sing it perfectly."

On getting picked on in school:
"People really teased me. It was really bad. Nothing could be as hard as middle school. There were insecurities I think I would have worked through a lot faster if I had certain tools and could have connected with certain people earlier."

On what she looks for in a man:
"I'd be more likely to go for someone who is like me. Well, I like creative people, so whatever that means.. Yeah, authentic and creative."

Photo Credit: Matt Jones for Cosmopolitan