Curvy Icon of the Month – November 2017 – #AConfidentYou

Kelly Clarkson has been in the spotlight for over a decade and is the voice behind some of the most iconic pop hits of the 00’s. Since her days on American Idol, Kelly has become a household name and has made countless headlines for her powerful pop ballads and her fluctuating weight. Not being one to shy away from this topic of conversation, she has made it clear that she doesn’t let her weight define her or bring her down. Instead, Kelly has been vocal on how the pressure to stay and maintain a petite frame affected her at the height of her career. “It was a very dark time for me,” she said in reference to the pressure she faced to stay thin after winning American Idol in 2002. “I thought the only way out was quitting. I, like, wrecked my knees and my feet because all I would do is put in headphones and run. I was at the gym all the time.”

With time, Kelly realized that the key to having a better relationship with her body image meant letting go of the negative people in her life. This included letting go of people she worked with that wanted her to maintain a certain image. “I was around some really negative people, and I got out of it because I had a lot of great people there, too,” she recalled. “It was a case of turning around, facing them, and walking toward the light.” Since she regained control of her music and image, Kelly has been an inspiration for women everywhere. Thanks to her ability to speak candidly about her fluctuating weight, Kelly has made it known to the world that her size doesn’t take away from her talent or her beauty. We wanted to name Kelly Clarkson our Curvy Icon of the Month for November because of her strength to stay true to herself even when everyone around her wanted her to change. It takes an incredibly confident person to stand up for themselves and love themselves unconditionally even when the world wants them to change. Like she said, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!”

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