Katy Perry Covers 'Elle' March 2011
Here’s what the 26-year-old pop star had to share with the mag:
On life before fame: “I had two cars repossessed, and I was writing bad checks, but I gave myself a timeline. I thought, Okay, if I don’t make it by 25, I’m just going to get married and pop out some babies and do some crafts.”
On her much talked about figure: “I was shaped like a square at one time. I was! 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.”
On her relationship with husband, Russell Brand: “Everything clicked really fast. We kind of instantly got past all the surfacey stuff. And ever since then, there hasn’t been a dull moment.”
On how their relationship works: “We both needed balance, and we give that to each other. It wasn’t about me taming him, which is what everyone always says—it was about timing.”
For more on Katy‘s interview, plus a chance to win a signed copy of her cover, check out Elle.com!
FYI: Katy is wearing a silk jacket, satin shirt, satin pants, and a python belt from Gucci, a soutache bra from La Perla Jean Paul Gaultier Collection Createur, and rose gold earrings from Van Cleef & Arpels. Her curls were done by celeb hairstylist Harry Josh.