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Super Sim Katy Perry

In the 23 months since Maxim crowned her No. 1 on the Hot 100, Katy Perry has gone from superhot singer to history-making pop superstar. Now, with the deluxe re-issue of Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection and a collaboration with The Sims, she tells us about her dream life.

Photographed for Maxim by Yu Tsai | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012

You just scored your seventh No. 1 single. How did you celebrate?
It’s like the record that never ends! I definitely did one of those “I’m not the father” dances from the Maury Povich show. It feels awesome!

Now fans get to be you on the Sims 3 expansion pack, Showtime. How’d that happen?
I actually identify more as a gamer than people would think. I’m not typic­ally up late playing games that involve massacring people, but The Sims is my vibe because it’s an alternate reality. I feel like a cartoon anyway, and now I’m a Sim! And, yes, you can tailor the size of a female Sim’s chest.

Why expand on Teenage Dream?
Originally, I could only put 12 songs on it, so I had to leave a few off. I don’t want to be an entitled bitch who thinks everyone knows who I am. There are still people who are discovering me, so it was like, look, if you haven’t jumped in with me yet, here’s your last chance!

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