The Voice coach Kelly Clarkson stepped out onto the red carpet this week for a Billboard Music Awards press junket, and she beamed as she showed off her new figure. The 36-year-old stunned at the event in a polka dot top and leather skirt that revealed she has recently lost a significant amount of weight.
In the past, Clarkson has been candid about her battle with weight, and said, “There are just some people who are born skinny and with a great metabolism – that is not me. I wish I had a better metabolism.”
It appears the American Idol winner has been working hard to shed some pounds. And, Clarkson isn’t shy about the interest in her fitness ups and downs. She says it is important for her to be open about her weight, and people asking about it.
After she gave birth to her second child in 2016, the Since U Been Gone singer revealed that having kids has definitely had an impact on her shape. Clarkson said that she felt she was perfect for three years between pregnancies, and she didn’t want to lose weight because she knew she was going to have another baby.
Clarkson has found herself to be the focus of criticism on social media, but it often comes with supposed concern for her health. But, she doesn’t buy it. The singer says that people shame her when she gains weight, but they don’t have her best interests at heart.
She says no one actually cares about your health. Instead, they are just concerned about aesthetics. And, Clarkson has noticed that the haters are most concerned about her when is at her happiest. She says she is happy when she is fat, even though people think there is something wrong with her when she gains weight.
But, Clarkson explained that increased weight represents happiness in her emotional world, and it is when she is skinny that she usually isn’t doing well.
But, no matter what she weighs, Clarkson says she is ultimately happy because it shouldn’t matter. “Too skinny, too fat, too blonde – so much blah,” she said. The singer continued by saying that this is who she is, and happy looks different on everyone.
So, Clarkson refuses to let body-bashers have any power over her. She says that if you gauge your life on what other people think, you will continuously be in a state of panic trying to please everyone. Instead, you should just concentrate on your own life, your own health, and your own happiness. And, whatever that looks like for you, just be happy with it.
Catch Kelly Clarkson on the season finale of The Voice Tuesday night on NBC.