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AnnaLynne McCord is on the cover of Prestige Magazine’s August 2010 issue, and the 90210 starlet looks absolutely amazing, but of course, there's much more to her than her stunning looks!

AnnaLynne tells the mag that getting roles wasn't always a piece of cake for her. “I had interesting reactions from casting directors," she says. "To them, I suppose, I looked like this blonde bimbo with a New York attitude who should be a model, not an actress. I remember one of them apologised to me when I had finished my audition. He said, ‘Oh my God, you really can act!’”

The actress also revealed that she was homeschooled, and she doesn't see a problem with it at all. “I don’t think I missed out on anything by not going to high school," she says. "Home schooling is becoming more common in the US. It’s not that unusual in the southern and western states. The day I graduated, I was off to Miami to become a model. My parents, being so conservative, did not like it, of course. But I was always a pretty headstrong daughter and I was financially independent, so nothing was going to stop me. I packed my bags and my uncle drove me to South Beach.”

We're glad she did!