She was at the Siren Studio, and it's the photographer Don Flood who shoot her for this occasion. It's her third cover for this magazine. In the video just right below, she is talking about her new record, so check it out. You can also read here an extract of the interview she gave.
..........This is your third Maxim shoot...and we have to say, they just keep getting sexier!
I'm older and more comfortable with my femininity. The first time I was about 19 and was nervous. I was more of a tomboy, I guess. I've always had a great time shooting with Maxim. I feel like it gives me my freedom. It's an edgy magazine, so it's cool.
..........What makes a woman sexy?
Attitude and confidence.
..........So, a new single and a new album to follow...
I have just officially wrapped the album. I've been working on it for about two and a half years. I've lived through a lot, and put a lot into my songwriting. These songs are very meaningful to me.
..........A lot of your songs have been about boys. Is that still the case on this album?
The album is the first that is not boy-bashing. [laughs] Is it inspired by my personal relationships? Yes. Inspired by my life experiences? Yes. Inspired by experiences in situations with my family and friends? Yes.
..........What do you think of the new stars who have emerged since our last record, like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Ke$ha?
It's an interesting period in music right now, very 80's and beat-driven. A lot of girls are really into their image and costumes and going over the top. I really like Ke$ha. Her songs are fun to party to, and her lyrics are hilarious.
..........There have been some notable meltdowns of former teen stars. How have you managed to avoid those?
I got here on my own. I came from a small town and grew up in a regular home. I know what I've worked hard for. I've seen a lot of people who have gone crazy and who are really into the Hollywood scene. I don't really like to hang out with people like that.
..........Are you able to play in private?
Well, there are a lot of paparazzi in L.A. The only time I ever get photographed is if I decide to go out with my friends to a bar or club, so then it kind of looks like I do that more than I do. The majority of the time I stay in.
..........Do you laugh or get irritated when you see stories about yourself in the tabloids?
You can only laugh at it and roll your eyes because it's like, "Really"? They usually just pull that stuff out of their ass, but I think people know that.
..........Do you even care what people think of you anymore?
I care, but you can't please everyone. I'm here to create my music and give it to the world.
..........Is there anything you think people would be surprised to know about you?
Yeah--I'm really shy and quiet.
..........You have some new tattoos since our last shoot. Tell us about them.
(Points to forearm) This is ABBEY DAWN--that's my nickname and clothing line. I have a lightning bolt, a music note, and a star. [pulls top up to show hip] Oh, I had a little star here last time, but now I have a big star. I have about 15 altogether, but they're all small.
..........You also have a FUCK tattoo on one side of your rib cage.
I got that one two months ago...no, six.
..........What dating advice would you give MAXIM readers?
I like a classy man, a gentleman who opens the door and gives flowers and always puts lady first. I'm a little old-fashioned like that.
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