Break up with Chris Brown, land on the cover of a magazine. If you ask us, Brown's former girlfriend Karrueche Tran came out of this whole thing way ahead.

In addition to being featured on Rolling Out (her first cover ever), the 24-year-old model told the publication how it affected her when Chris Brown dumped her for Rihanna last year.

When asked about the intense media scrutiny surrounding her love life, Tran (who's topless but wearing flesh-colored panties on the cover) admitted it was rough.

"I try my best to just ignore the negativity, which is hard for me because it's a lot to deal with," she said. "But I try to keep a positive mind and stay strong and not put energy into it."

"The most challenging part about the attention was the negativity and the misconception from some people. People only see you in blogs and they think they know everything about your life,” she continued, adding that just because it's in print doesn't mean it's true.

Wait. That can't be. Otherwise these baby gifts we've gotten for Jennifer Aniston were all for naught.

Anyway, Tran says that she and Brown went their separate ways last fall when he told her he would "rather be single, allowing us to both be happy in our lives." Despite that being a giant lie (he quickly hooked up once again with his former girlfriend Rihanna), Tran holds no grudges against her ex.

"Honestly, all I want is happiness. There was a lot of dysfunction and negativity. I just want to be happy," she said. "I hope people can learn from my story. I want to be remembered as someone who remained positive through such a negative situation."

Tran even concluded her interview with a little bit of girl power: "I've learned to find happiness within myself. I've also built a strong core. The past year was a big growing up process for me ... My eyes were opened to a lot of things." Which is better than having them swollen shut. Again, she wins.

Despite the breakup, Tran is still the head of Brown's clothing line The-Kill, which is a unisex collection in all black-and-white that sounds like a real winner (ahem). The line will be a combination of their collective “thought and creativity.”

In other words, she'll be doing most of the heavy lifting.

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