The Stars of “Riverdale” Cover Seventeen’s May/June Issue

Posted on April 19, 2018

The Stars of “Riverdale” cover the May/June 2018 issue of Seventeen magazine photographed by Jon Wong & Benjo Arwas.



· On how she’s changed since she was in high school:“In high school, I always had boyfriends – it wasn’t healthy! I was so used to having someone around that when I was finally on my own, it felt scary. It took living alone for me to really get to know myself. Now, I’m at a point where I’m craving alone time. I’m not closed off to dating – I’m always open to love – but it’s not my focus right now.”

· On her struggles with an eating disorder and how she got to a good place: “I’d eat no carbs and all vegetables, and the skinny girl next to me was eating McDonald’s and had never worked out a day in her life. I thought I wasn’t doing enough. But I finally started to let that go and embrace my own type of beauty. Everyone’s bodies are different, and we all have different shapes, but it has nothing to do with who you are.”



· On relationship advice he’d have for his younger self: “Relax! I spent so much time trying to be perceived as some kind of playboy instead of someone who spent 90 percent of his day playing video games.”


KJ APA (Archie)

· On if he’s looking to start dating (last year he said he wasn’t): “I’ve changed for sure. But that’s all I really want to say. Well, that, and I’m really happy. The thing is, I don’t think it matters whether you’re looking for a relationship or not—it’s not for us to decide when we meet the love of our lives.”



· On choosing not to comment much about her love life: “Every time someone asks me about it, I make a decision then and there about whether I’m comfortable. It’s not like I’m in some kind of contract, but I’m not in the place where I want to talk about it, and that’s totally fine. It’s called a private life for a reason—it’s mine, and it’s special and sacred. My relationships are between me and whomever I’m with, not between me and the world.”

· On how how she’s similar (and different) from Betty: “I’ve had social anxiety forever—I don’t thrive in social or party settings. Betty doesn’t either, but she’s more inclined to go out and do things. I’d rather stay home and read a book!”



· On what her own high school life was like: “…I had body dysmorphia too. I looked in the mirror and thought that I was gross. I‘ve learned not to let anyone affect my thoughts of myself. And I learned to love my red hair – it’s my favorite thing! Now, the biggest piece of advice I’d give myself is to embrace that I’m unique because that’s what’s making me successful.”



[Photo Credit: Jon Wong & Benjo Arwas/Seventeen Magazine]

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