Sunday 19 November 2017

Trainor: I thought I looked awful

Meghan Trainor didn't think she looked good enough to be a pop star
Meghan Trainor didn't think she looked good enough to be a pop star

Meghan Trainor has admitted she used to think she couldn't be a pop star because she didn't believe she was slim enough.

The American singer-songwriter told Seventeen magazine that she thought she looked horrible and would never have a music career because she didn't look like other pop stars.

She said: "When I saw photos of myself, I would think, 'I look awful. There's a double chin!'

"I never thought I'd be a pop star. I don't look like Rihanna."

However, things changed for Meghan with the massive success of her song All About That Bass, which is all about embracing your curves and was number one in dozens of countries.

She said of one particular encounter with a fan: "This girl came up to me bawling and said, 'You make me feel pretty again. Thank you'. It really resonated with me that this girl was so gorgeous, and she didn't even know it. It's a mental thing.

"Just recently I was thinking, 'I'm confident now, and I look good,' and that's because I've started saying those words out loud more. So now when I see pictures, I'm like, 'Oh my God, why would I hate myself at all? I look incredible in that picture!'."

Despite her new confidence, Meghan confessed to the mag that her blossoming career has had an impact on her love life.

"I knew my life would be complicated if my dreams of becoming a success in music came true. And I knew I'd have to work hard to achieve those dreams, and that they'd have to take a front seat in my life," said the 21-year-old.

"So even though I went crazy in high school, now I haven't kissed a boy in forever.

'I keep telling myself that the right guy is going to be worth the wait. When I find the one, it's going to be like, 'Damn, that's why you took so long! 'Cause you're awesome!'."

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