I really want to like Hayden Panettiere. Really, I do. But I just can't seem to get there. It's not really her fault -- she's doing all the right things. Case in point, she's featured on the cover of the new issue of Teen, looking all clean and perky and fresh. The Heroes star even says all the admirable things an 18-year-old girl in the spotlight should say. "I think that, now more than ever, young girls need a good role model," she tells the mag. "My mom always says, 'You are the books you read and the people you surround yourself with." And she swears she's nothing like those other girls in Hollywood. "For God knows what reason, they compare me with Lindsay Lohan!" she incredulously exclaims about the paparazzi. "It's kind of become, 'All right, you guys can stay there and try knocking me off my horse.' I want to prove them wrong now."
I don't know, kids. I just can't get on board here. There's something I don't trust. I could totally be wrong, but I'm betting she comes to regret these words when the media is reprinting clips from this interview five years from now -- in connection to her drug bust. Your thoughts?