09/07/2012 04:03 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Hayden Panettiere In Women's Health: 'Nashville' Star Talks Beauty, Music Industry

Hayden Panettiere is no stranger to showbusiness, and her time in the industry has made her more aware of what it really means to be beautiful, both inside and out. Panettiere, who stars in the new ABC drama, "Nashville," covers the latest issue of Women's Health, and talks about being comfortable in her own skin, and realizing the pressure L.A. can put on aspiring performers.

“People can tell when you’re happy with being you and when you’re not," she told the magazine. "It’s only cheesy because it’s true. As I’ve gotten older and grown into my body, I’ve started realizing that the way you carry yourself and that light coming out of your eyes are the most attractive things about you.”

Panettiere, who plays a young country singer opposite Connie Britton's more experienced performer on "Nashville," has done her research when it comes to perfecting her part, and commented on the dichotomy of the music industry when it comes to making it big in Los Angeles compared to Nashville's country music scene.

“L.A. is more cutthroat, but in Nashville they want you to do well," she said. "You see it with the stars. When they’re performing, they’re all cheering for each other.”

Check out Panettiere's Women's Health cover below, and don't miss the issue, on sale Sept. 11.

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