Carly Rae Jepsen Tries to “Make Moments Happen” Because of Bieber

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As on of 2012’s biggest breakout stars, Carly Rae Jepsen has a lot to live up to this year. And it seems like she’s kicking it off the right way as Seventeen‘s latest cover girl. In the March 2013 issue of the magazine, the 27-year-old — yes, you read that right. She’s 27! — dishes on the three Bs: her boyfriend, the blues and, of course, the Biebs. Read on for the best quotes, plus find out about her upcoming partnership!

Carly Rae Jepsen, Seventeen Magazine March 2013 Cover

When speaking about her boyfriend, singer Matthew Koma, CRJ couldn’t help but gush: “When you meet the right person, you’re just like, ‘Wow!’ I’m having the busiest year of my life and somehow I’ve met an amazing person who has been a grounding force. I don’t think anything can get in the way if you both really want it badly.”

But to get to where she is today, it wasn’t an easy road. She confesses, “In college, there was a time when I felt lost and had the blues. I wanted to write songs, but I didn’t know how to make a career out of it. But I also knew I’d be happy working eight minimum-wage jobs to try and pull it off. So I was doing every job imaginable to pay rent while I was pursuing this career. I guess I like the hunger of not knowing if things will ever work out.”

As for good pal Justin Bieber, Carly admits to learning a lot from the 18-year-old heartthrob: “Justin Bieber leads by example. I love that he works hard and has fun. I was in Paris promoting my new album, Kiss, for three days with no time off. So I went out at four in the morning to go explore the entire city. I try to make moments happen that feel very special and memorable because that’s exactly how Justin does it.”

In other exciting news, remember that partnership we mentioned? Well, CRJ’s actually following in Miranda Cosgrove‘s and Emma Roberts‘ footsteps, and teaming up with Seventeen for the glossy publication’s Pretty Amazing contest! For more on Carly’s interview, plus details on Pretty Amazing, go to Seventeen.com and pick up the March issue of Seventeen, on newsstands February 5th.

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