Carly Rae Jepsen doesn't understand why people think she's young as she sees "the years attached to her face".

The 27-year-old Canadian singer is often amazed when people presume she is in her early twenties. She tries to be flattered when she is told she has a baby face, although she can't understand the comment.

"If people think I look younger, then that's great; I'm stoked," she told Cosmopolitan. "But I turned 27 in November, and when I look in the mirror, I see all of the years attached to that face, and I'm content with me."

Carly understands part of the problem is that she favours fun and flirty clothes. She insists she has a different take on fashion when she is out of the spotlight; although she makes no plans to let people see her chic side.

"I love being classy and as elegant as possible in my apartment. But when I'm onstage, I can't dance in four-inch heels, so I'll generally sport flats. I'm 5-foot-2, so yeah, I'm going to look a little bit more playful. But I don't think that means I'm trying for an age younger than I am," she insisted.

The singer appeared in the 2007 series of Canadian Idol and this year achieved worldwide success with her track Call Me Maybe. Although being recognised around the globe is nice, it's not the most important thing for the star. Instead, she wants to make music which is relevant for a wide audience.

"For me, the goal of music has never been 'I need to be the biggest superstar in the world.' It was 'I want to spend my life doing this, and I want to make a career that I can live off of so I don't have to tend bar and waitress to make this fly,’" she said. "I don't want to be Cinderella for a night. I want to be Cinderella for life."