Hayden Panettiere, 23, got up close and personal as she wore a skimpy bikini in her latest interview and photo spread with Esquire.

Panetteire, star of the new ABC drama Nashville, opened up about her taste for Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey, how she thinks it's funny when muscular men walk tiny dogs, and how frustrating she finds the dating game to be.

Photo courtesy of Esquire / by Ari Michelson

"You got the guys who you want to flirt with you and it's like they can't take it hint,” Panettiere told Esquire. “It's like you're waving a flag, like, 'Hey! I'm interested!' And you'll never get those guys' attention. But apparently the ones you don't want to come around, they have all the guts in the world. Why is that?"

Panettiere also offered her take on men wearing sandals (“You’ve got to have nice feet.”) and barbed wire tattoos (“[A] barbed wire tattoo on anyone is a ‘No!’”).

Photo courtesy of Esquire / by Ari Michelson

Panettiere fans may remember her best as Sheryl Yoast in Remember the Titans, Dot in A Bug’s Life and Claire Bennet on Heroes. However, she has been making a name for herself on Nashville as she was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Juliette Barnes alongside Connie Britton, who was also nominated for Best Actress. Nashville airs Wednesdays on ABC at 10 p.m. EST.

The interview and photo spread will appear in the January 2013 issue of Esquire, but you can check out her brief video interview with the magazine below:

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