It's hard to believe singer Katy Perry ever had anything bad to say about her much-talked-about figure, but Perry says she struggled with her self-proclaimed "enormous boobs" when she was young. However, nowadays, she has more than just an enviable body but an enviable confidence, too.
Katy Perry talks about growing into and learning to love her hot body in the upcoming March issue Elle magazine, and we have a sneak peek at not only the interview but also her cover shoot!
Like most coming-of-age women, Katy struggled with body image when she was young:
I’m generally around 130 pounds, which is totally fine for me. But when I was a kid, I was the same height and weighed more like 145. And I had enormous boobs that I didn’t know what to do with, so I wore minimizers, which were not cute. Those thick-ass straps! I got made fun of for the over-the-shoulder boulder holder ... and all I wanted was to look like Kate Moss. Little did I know ... that these things would come in handy someday.
I can attest that having large breasts when you are young is tough. Been there. My E cups arrived fairly early in my high school years. But unlike Perry, in the two decades since high school, I've yet to find a way to make mine "come in handy" on a daily basis. Sure, I used them to breastfeed my kids, which was awesome, and they're nice for the obvious bedroom uses. But beyond that, I've always been a little self-conscious about my breasts and feel that they sort of get in the way, make it impossible to wear a lot of clothing styles I love, and attract the wrong sort of attention at the beach.
So I guess, more than I envy Katy Perry's figure, I think I envy that she's found a way to wear her breasts with confidence. If you've got 'em, flaunt 'em, they say, but I've always felt like I got them, but please don't look at them like that.
I'm definitely more prudish about my body than Katy Perry and, duh, I'm not a rockstar or a celebrity, so what's an average, everyday woman to do with these? I mean, I can totally live with my body for the most part, but I'm just jealous that I may never be able to rock cleavage with the confidence of Katy Perry. I mean, I'm a writer for god's sake. No handy use for them on this job (I guess I could rest my pen between them ... ).
See more of the Katy Perry cover shoot photos and interview at ELLE.com or in the March issue of Elle, on sale February 15.
Do you think you have to be a celebrity to rock them like Katy Perry?
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