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Kelly Clarkson Has 'No Desire to be Super-Skinny'

Kelly Clarkson Has 'No Desire to be Super-Skinny'

Kelly Clarkson rocks a Tribal top and Levi‘s jeans on the cover of Redbook‘s July issue, on newsstands June 12.

Here’s what the 30-year-old singer and Duets star had to share:

On losing weight: “I do cardio. I run. I strength-train using my own body weight. I don’t like free weights, because I build muscle easily. Really, what I try to instill in my fans is to be healthy and happy. I have no desire to be super-skinny.”

On doing Duets after American Idol: “I’m going to be completely honest – I had no one looking out for me. They were looking out for the show, and it was horrible. I was 19-years-old. I was smart enough to know that it wasn’t about me, but that didn’t make it any easier. I’m all cried out about it, but my first four years, I hated my life; I almost quit a dozen times.”

On finding happiness: “I know – where’s the kick in the ass? I told my assistant that today. I said, ‘I’m just waiting for something to blow up.’ She said, ‘No, that’s what happiness is.’ I’m like, maybe I’ve never been happy! Because [my boyfriend] Brandon [Blackstock] does. He makes me happy.”

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  • Triangle

    I’m so glad Kelly has found love and is so happy! <3

  • xhu

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  • J

    I’m so happy for her. She looks amazing and anyone who disagrees can (fill in the blank). She’s such an awesome role model.

  • living in a box

    see kids diet and exercise will help you losing weight,not throwing up..exercise give you strength and do exercise

  • john

    no one wants to see her on mag covers…

  • Luke


    I do!

  • oh not this again

    airbrushing works wonders

  • cg

    @oh not this again:
    No, it’s called working out and eating right.

  • sillyme

    Yes, she’s definitely lost weight, but they’ve also definitely airbrushed her to look a bit slimmer. Kelly is thick country girl. It’s a nice thick, but she’s still thick.

  • an opinion

    @oh not this again: They do the same with Aniston which Kelly Clarkson looks just like.

  • Denise

    Looking good!!!

  • lala

    yeah she’s not this thin, they airbrush everything though! She still does look great on tv and other pics and I respect her for not being super skinny in hollywood, hopefully it sticks!

  • Sophie

    She’s really lost quite a bit of weight & looks really good. She seems so happy these days. Good for her!!!

  •!/brokenupinside Brooke

    Kelly Clarkson has always been beautiful regardless of her weight. All those who say she is fat are just stupid(sorrynotsorry). Kelly is such an amazing role model and I am proud to be her fan!!