“I Never Thought I’d Be A Star. I Don’t Look Like Rihanna”: Meghan Trainor On Body Image
11 February 2015, 15:20
Her music speaks for itself but the ‘All About That Bass’ singer never thought she had the right look to become a popstar.
Meghan Trainor might be the breakout star of the past year, but she admits she never thought she’d make it as a popstar because she didn’t think she had the right look.
Meghan admitted to Seventeen magazine that she suffered with confidence crises when it came to her looks, “When I saw photos of myself, I would think, 'I look awful. There's a double chin!' I never thought I'd be a popstar. I don't look like Rihanna."
"After the video for 'All About That Bass' came out... when I was signing autographs, 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!'"
As well as overcoming her self esteem demons, Meghan has learnt to always believe in herself, because dreams really can come true. “I guess the biggest thing that I've learned is, never doubt your dreams. No matter how big your dream is or how ridiculous you think it is, you can't doubt it - you have to believe in it. Because it will happen."
But her career in the limelight has taken it’s toll on one part of Meghan’s life – she’s not had time for love since entering the pop world.
She explained, “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.”
"So even though I went cray 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!'"