So, you think that Kelly Clarkson looks unbelievably gorgeous on the cover of her upcoming CD? “You’re right,” says the singer.
“No girl is perfect,” quoted Clarkson – who was joking around on her blog last month that “”they Photoshopped the crap out of me!” in reference to her sexy All I Ever Wanted cover image - to a small group of Girl Scouts recently. “No girl wakes up every day and is like, ‘I’m awesome!’”
As a matter of fact, she told a group of about 20 pre-teens who has gathered in Nashville on 11th Feb for a self-esteem workshop sponsored by Dove, “just to let you know everyone in the magazines is Photoshopped! Beyoncé is one of the most beautiful girls in the world but she gets Photoshopped too. We’re all human!”
The 26-year-old, famed by winning the first season competition of American Idol, knows what it feels like to have her body image ripped apart. “It affected me when people were saying about me and some other artists that we were the ‘thicker’ ones,” she says. “I’d be a liar if I said I was always fine with it. But I’m wise enough by now to know that you’re never going to please everyone so you may as well stop trying. I learned right then to stop reading press. Either you’re going to get a big head or you’ll get depressed and neither one is great. I don’t buy magazines like that. Even if I’m not in them, it’s just healthier to get away from that kind of thinking. It’s horrible – they’ll show celebrities with cellulite and it’s like, ‘Of course celebrities have cellulite! We’re not fem-bots!’”
“She has a whole bunch of self-esteem,” says 10-year old Shelby Davis, one of the Girl Scouts attending the workshop about the Grammy-winning singer. “She’s someone you can look up to.”