updated 09/08/2010 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 09/10/2010 AT 8:45 AM ET
If cute is all you’ve got, you won’t get far with Ashley Tisdale.
“In high school, it was all about popularity, being with the boyfriend and all the girls thinking he’s cute,” the star of the new cheerleading show Hellcats (which premiered Wednesday on the CW) says of her dating habits in Seventeen’s October issue, on newsstands Sept. 14.
These days, it’s not just about looks. “I am more into a guy’s personality,” says Tisdale, 25. “I like someone I can have fun with and who can be more laid-back than I am, because it calms me down.”