Many women look up to female celebrities and are inspired to look as flawless and gorgeous as they do, but in a People magazine article, Kelly Clarkson reminds us that "No girl is perfect." The seasoned 26-year-old told a group of 20 preteens at a Dove-sponsored self-esteem workshop, "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!" She also told the girls that "They Photoshopped the crap out of me!" on the cover of her sexy All I Ever Wanted album.
I give Kelly two thumbs up for her honesty. I guess she's trying to prevent other girls from feeling bad about themselves like she did when she was criticized for being "thick."
To find out how she deals with the negative comments, read more.
When it comes to criticism about her body image, Kelly 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." She protects her spirit by not reading celebrity magazines. She says, "It's just healthier to get away from that kind of thinking." Magazines will point out a celeb's flabby butt, as if it's a big surprise and a huge no-no, but Kelly says, "Of course celebrities have cellulite! We're not fem-bots!'"
Kelly has seen the effects of body image scrutiny on friends who are also in the public eye, and it breaks them. She doesn't want to see so much pressure put on anyone to look a certain way. It's great to see that Kelly is normal and not obsessed with shrinking her body down. She's a positive role model for any woman to look up to.