Julianne Hough Talks Relationships, Italian Food And How To Take The Perfect Selfie

02/18/2014 09:09 am ET | Updated Feb 18, 2014

Julianne Hough graces the cover of Self magazine's March issue and inside, spills details on everything from relationships to her guilt-free pleasure to fitness tips.

"I'm a relationship girl, and I feel so grateful for the ones I've been in," said the 25-year-old, who was romantically linked to Ryan Seacrest for almost three years, until they split in March 2013. "They've been excellent -- I've been hurt but never angry -- and they've helped me grow to be who I am today. But my goal has been to be single for an entire year. There have been moments when I'm like, 'This sucks!' But my dad used to say to me, 'When you feel happy with who you are, you won't need anybody to fill a void.' So for now, I'm focusing on my work and my soul. I honestly don't care if I meet somebody or not. I'm just loving life on my own with my own two feet on the ground."

Just this past weekend, TMZ spotted the dancer-turned-actress hand in hand with a new man, hockey player Brooks Laich.

The fit blonde also spoke of her love of food: "Eating is an experience for me. It's like, This might be my last meal, so I better have everything on the menu! I love a really good Italian dinner: an artichoke salad, penne with red sauce and a margarita pizza. And then it's fun to go to another place for dessert because it makes the moment last longer."

"I'm the queen of Yogurtland. I put graham crackers on the bottom, then a swirl of yogurt and then more topping, so it's like a parfait. By the time I'm finally done, the thing costs like 12 bucks!"

A girl after our own heart!

And though she's a pro in front of the cameras, Hough has a few secrets of her own when handling social media photos. In the magazine, she reveals how to get the perfect selfie: "Get the Camera+ app, set it to night exposure, take the picture 20,000 times and use the Instagram Mayfair filter."

To steal Hough's fitness and beauty secrets, head over to Self.com or pick up an issue, on newsstands Feb. 25.



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