For a long time, Kelly Clarkson has been the target of unwarranted conversations about her weight: Fans and media figures have both pointed out changes in her size and shape since she first gained notoriety on the first season of American Idol. She has since earned a reputation for being incredibly grounded, especially given that she has been managing her career while addressing criticism for years.
The Voice coach has never been afraid to discuss her weight, and one of the many reasons her fans adore her is because of her candor about food, body shaming, and body image. She has persisted in speaking out about her own journey toward fulfillment and a healthy work-life balance, most recently with the release of her single, “I Dare You,” a stirring ballad about self-acceptance and love. In an interview with Glamour UK in June 2020, she said, “There are always things that happen that come up that bum you out, but at the same time, you’ve got to recognize… it’s made you who you are.” “I’m a very powerful person. I’ve had to look inside of myself to find my great confidence.”
Regarding her strategy,
Kelly began making appearances in the summer of 2018 and both fans and media figures immediately noticed that she appeared slimmer. In addition, she revealed that her weight loss was the result of a strict new eating regimen during a red carpet interview with Extra at the 2018 CMT Music Awards.
“I’m not exercising!” said Kelly. “I really did read this book. The Plant Paradox is the name of it. Basically, it has to do with how we prepare our food—non-GMO, pesticide-free, and extremely organic.” (If you’re interested, read what the nutrition director of the Good Housekeeping Institute has to say about the advantages of the plan.)
On the reasons for her lifestyle change:
Although Kelly claims that losing weight wasn’t the driving force behind her lifestyle change and was instead merely a “side effect” of her efforts to address another health issue, the singer did lose 37 pounds after switching up her diet.
During an appearance on the Today show in June 2018, the singer revealed to Hoda Kotb that she had an autoimmune disease and a thyroid issue that had started in 2006. “It wasn’t really about the weight for me, though I’m aware that the industry loves the weight loss. It was “I’m not on my medicine anymore” for me.”
Regarding publications and business demands:
Believe it or not, Kelly claims she experienced more pressure at the beginning of her career, specifically from those in the music business. In fact, Kelly told Glamour UK, “I felt more pressure from people when I was thin when I was really thin, and not super healthy because I just was worn out.” “The experience was more akin to having magazines pushed in your face and being told, “This is what you’re competing with; we’ve got to compete with it.” I can’t match that in strength.”
It took Kelly some time to realize she owed no one anything when it came to her body because she felt that her career depended on her changing herself into what other celebrities looked like at the time. Even at my leanest and fittest, she admitted, “it’s just not my personality to be naked on the cover of a magazine.” “I fought more than I do now because I’m happier in my life now and just walk by them while saying, “I dare you to say something.” I used to fight more when I was thinner. I’ll work on myself when I can.”
Kelly’s honesty about dieting and exercise on Twitter is just one of the many reasons we adore her. In November 2018, she tweeted, “This just in.” “I still detest exercising. I’m red, sweaty, and not any slimmer. It’s beneficial to your heart, but red wine is also thought to be beneficial. People, I’m just stating the facts here. Who am I to disbelieve in science?”
Regarding weight changes:
Kelly has received criticism over the years, but the singer doesn’t let it bother her: “Sometimes we’re in better shape. like, particularly me, “she stated in 2015 while making an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “I yo-yo because I’m such a creative person. So when I’m in better shape, I’ll get really into kickboxing. Then, on occasion, I don’t and declare, “I’d rather have wine.””
How to handle body shamers:
Since winning the first season of American Idol in 2002, Kelly has had to put up with obnoxious body-shamers who make remarks about her weight. The singer admitted to Ellen in 2015, “I was the biggest girl in the [American Idol cast] too.” “I wasn’t big, but people kept referring to me as big. I’ve sort of always understood that.”
Next, she added: “What really irks me about people is when I have a meet and greet after a performance and a girl who is larger than me shows up and says, “Wow, if they think you’re big, I must be so fat to them.” You are just who you are, it seems to say. Whatever our size, we are who we are.”
Adding to holiday weight:
“To the person who dropped a few pounds over the holidays… Don’t worry; I located it and will return it to you beginning on January 1 “On Twitter in December 2018, the singer made a joke.
Maintaining a favorable body image:
Kelly opened up in a 2018 interview with Redbook about the pressures she’s experienced as a curvy woman in the public eye. It seems that people will object to her size whether she is gaining or losing weight, she said. She said, “They make fun of you for [losing weight]. “The same thing happened with Miranda Lambert; we had dinner together and discussed it. Should I gain? she wondered. Must I lose?” But nobody genuinely gives a damn about your health. They only have an eye for beauty.”
She went on: “I’m happiest when I’m overweight. People believe that she must have a problem. She is gaining weight. I exclaim, “Oh, no! Sorry, but in my emotional world, that symbolizes happiness. For me, being thin is typically a sign that things are going poorly. If you base your decisions in life on what other people think, you’ll be anxious all the time trying to win everyone over. People should simply focus on their own lives, their own health, and their own happiness, and be content with whatever that looks like for them.”
What makes The Voice her ideal job?
After dealing with criticism for a long time and simultaneously going through a personal change in self-love, Kelly told Glamour UK that The Voice was the ideal fit for her because it lets her personality shine.
She has returned for four seasons because she doesn’t experience any pressure on set: At her heaviest, she admitted, “I got on the number one television show because it was right after I had kids and it was like they didn’t care.” “Paul hired me away from NBC because he liked my personality, the way I relate to people, and how authentic and raw I am. It had nothing to do with how attractive I was to men or how attractive I looked. It was about who I was as a person. I believe it is ultimately the responsibility of artists to compel that mindset in others.”