Have I ever mentioned how much I love Kelly Clarkson? And not just as an artist, though I own several of her albums (and, in stark contrast with most of the world, my favorite is "My December"), but as a person.
And here is why.
She just flat out doesn't care what people think. Which is rare anywhere, especially in the celebrity world. Sure, you hear celebs saying they don't care, that they only read the positive stuff, but you see them trying.
Kelly doesn't try to be anything other than herself. I should take some lessons from her - we all should!
I also love how she talks about working out and loving it. So many people will assume some one who is "big" doesn't work out, but that's often not the case.
But Miss Clarkson's making headlines this week over a cover photo for Self magazine - one that's been altered to make her appear thinner and prettier.
Self's editor in chief, Lucy Danzinger, posted a blog responding to the controversy.
I understand trying to sell a magazine and, honestly, I have no problem with retouching photos.
I just think it sucks that they make her look thinner - I saw the cover before reading about it and thought, "Wow, Kelly lost some weight." Not so. And that's deceitful.
Also, I just don't think her face looks right . . .
Take a look at the cover and tell me what you think: