Katy Perry went bright for the March cover of Elle — check out the magazine's behind-the-scenes photos from their shoot. The starlet is prepping for a world tour to support her Teenage Dream album, though she's been busier lately showing off her fragrance, as well as some skin, in Mexico. She opened up about her much-discussed figure inside the publication, also chatting about her love with husband Russell Brand and her rocky start in music. She said:
- On her shape: "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 romance with Russell: "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 . . . 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."
- On her rocky start: "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."