Rivera wasn’t nervous about the shoot. “I’m excited to see it—and it’s going to be available to the world,” she says.
Your character on Glee, Santana, has made you a sex symbol in the lesbian community. How does that feel?
“It’s kind of cool—and it makes me feel like a badass. I get more girls than my boyfriend. They always tweet me about my booty.”
You used to work as a Hooters waitress. Did you have nightmares about that uniform?
“I have nightmares about that job, period. When I was working there, I was really skinny—a lot skinnier than I am now. But I was always self-conscious.”
How did you get over that?
“You can’t be so hard on yourself that you’re not enjoying every day.”