Jennifer Aniston on Being The "Lonely Girl" and Loving Long Hair

08/04/2009 at 02:35 PM ET

Courtesy Elle

She’s one of America’s most gorgeous women, and next month Jennifer Aniston will be getting the beauty recognition she deserves in the coveted cover-model spot on Elle magazine’s big September issue — and PEOPLE.com has a first look. In an exclusive interview inside, Jen dishes on her love life, friendships and life in Hollywood. “I’m not going to ignore the pink elephant in the living room,” she says of the media’s insistence that she’s lonely. “It’s fine. I can take it. If I’m the emblem for ‘this is what it looks like to be the lonely girl getting on with her life,’ so be it.” And she’s happy to help others who find themselves in a similar position. “I support women, men, anybody who is in a place that’s not their strongest and who is ready to push forward,” she says. But if you are more interested in the star’s style than her love life, click over to Elle.com now for an interview with her longtime hairstylist, Chris McMillan, who dishes on the secrets behind star’s much-imitated tresses. “I’ve been doing Jennifer’s hair forever. When I first met her, she had long, one-length hair with bangs, and she was like, ‘Don’t cut my hair — I want my hair long,'” he reveals. “I cut a couple inches off and layered it from her bangs down to the ends…The next thing you know, her bangs were down to her chin, and the rest of her hair was at her shoulders in these long, loose layers that sort of flipped out — and that’s what we called the Rachel.” Click here to read more about Jennifer’s hair how-tos — and her must-have products and hair styling tips at Elle.com. Tell us: What do you think of Jennifer’s Elle cover?

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Sandy P on

I think she is a gorgeous woman and needs to meet a guy outside of actors and comedians. She is too smart for most of these guys.

Tone on

What a beauty she is – inside & out! I enjoy her movies & anything else to do with her! She is one of the few women in Hollywood who are so NON-Hollywood! Great for her with her independence! It shows how secure she is in her confidence & unlike many other women is strong enough to do things on her own! That’s classy & beautiful!!! GO JEN!!!!

Shannon on

Sounds like some people are mighty jealous of Jennifer. She is a beautiful woman who deserves to live her life the way she wants without everyone’s criticism.

Steve on

Jen is a beautiful woman, but this picture is poor. Looks like a composite with her face attached to another body shot. In this picture, her face is not as attractive as usual.

Marcia on

Beautiful woman … But, I agree, not her best cover, though. I wonder who picked it? Stevie Wonder?

Jill on

Does anyone ever stop to think that maybe her attitude sucks.. not the one WE see, but the one that men that hook up with her see?

carol on

Odd looking cover. Her mouth is strangely unnatural. The bust of the dress looks so oversized – she is tiny in it/behind it. Was it photo-shopped on?

cj on

JA reminds me of the girl next door who refuses to accept that is exactly what she is…average looking at best, usually with nice hair, and always a sucker for the wrong men. They usually seek pretty boys because they feel this will make this stand out in a crowd. Something they didn’t do as kids…sorta feel sorry for her!

Tanya on

I love Jen. She is great and beautiful in her own way and not everyone has to be with someone. If you can not find the right person it is perfectly ok to be alone and content. I think she is.

cj on

I do hope she finds love tho. She should choose someone that is just as ordinary as she is. There is nothing wrong with ordinary looking people…besides…they age better!!!

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