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Reality Check: Kelly Clarkson Says All Celebs Have Cellulite

Many women look up to female celebrities and are inspired to look as flawless and gorgeous as they do, but in a People magazine article, Kelly Clarkson reminds us that "No girl is perfect." The seasoned 26-year-old told a group of 20 preteens at a Dove-sponsored self-esteem workshop, "Just to let you know everyone in the magazines is Photoshopped! Beyoncé is one of the most beautiful girls in the world but she gets Photoshopped too. We're all human!" She also told the girls that "They Photoshopped the crap out of me!" on the cover of her sexy All I Ever Wanted album.

I give Kelly two thumbs up for her honesty. I guess she's trying to prevent other girls from feeling bad about themselves like she did when she was criticized for being "thick."

To find out how she deals with the negative comments,


When it comes to criticism about her body image, Kelly says, "I'd be a liar if I said I was always fine with it. But I'm wise enough by now to know that you're never going to please everyone so you may as well stop trying." She protects her spirit by not reading celebrity magazines. She says, "It's just healthier to get away from that kind of thinking." Magazines will point out a celeb's flabby butt, as if it's a big surprise and a huge no-no, but Kelly says, "Of course celebrities have cellulite! We're not fem-bots!'"

Kelly has seen the effects of body image scrutiny on friends who are also in the public eye, and it breaks them. She doesn't want to see so much pressure put on anyone to look a certain way. It's great to see that Kelly is normal and not obsessed with shrinking her body down. She's a positive role model for any woman to look up to.


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portionsforfoxes portionsforfoxes 8 years
Go Kelly! Its completely unrealistic for women to feel like in order to be beautiful they need to be perfect and flawless. Real beauty is being comfortable in your skin.
Mia572 Mia572 8 years
i totally agree with cotedazur, yes you shouldn't care what ppl think about how you look, but it IS very important to take care of your body by eating healthy and would be nice to see female athletes in the spotlight raising more awareness on taking care of oneself but looking to an athlete isn't reality for the average everyday woman. The athlete has a trainer and their whole life is the sport they play so, of course they are going to be healthy and fit. Then again it's all up to the parent to talk to their child(ren) about body image and health...
cotedazur cotedazur 8 years
I don't know... I think her message is good, but paired with the picture of her next to it, I'm skeptical. Frankly, she looks very overweight in that picture and her arms have zero muscle tone. That's not at all the kind of role model I want for my child. The problem is that in Hollywood everything seems all or nothing. The stars either weight 85 pounds and talk about how they never work out (not healthy), or they're overweight and talk about how it's important to "love your curves" (not any healthier). I wish there were more female athletes in the spotlight that could talk about leading a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
laurenlanzaosias laurenlanzaosias 8 years
she is such a rock star!!!! the truth is quite refreshing and rock on dove for supporting such a fantastic campaign!!! i still don't like her dress though :)
Advah Advah 8 years
Well said, Kelly!
almostloli almostloli 8 years
even my skinniest female friend got cellulites
ErikaAli21 ErikaAli21 8 years
Way to stand up for women Kelly! The next step would be to actually insist that pictures weren't Photoshopped. It is one thing to tell everyone that things are altered, but a picture is worth a thousand words and that image of the "perfect" body is what is going to stick in girl's minds.
emalove emalove 8 years
She's so right!!!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Good for her! She's definitely being honest, because lemme tell ya, almost everyone has cellulite. It's just a fact, so you have to kind of deal with it. Magazine editors airbrush everything to death, so if you keep that in mind when you look at them, it's a little easier to deal with. Still, I kinda wish they wouldn't Photoshop so much. I'd prefer to see the models/celebrities just the way they are.
tatsauce tatsauce 8 years
Yay Kelly Clarkson for keepin it real
superfoxml superfoxml 8 years
I just love her. I'm so sick of women being judged if they gain a freaking pound or two. Stand up for yourselves ladies because this is just getting insane! I'm glad she's got a healthy self esteem but the fact that she or any other woman, celebrity or not, has to defend their self worth based on their weight, REALLY pisses me off.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
TidalWave!!! Wow! I jsut watched that and was in awe!
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
That's good for her! I think alot of young, impressionable girls need to be reminded that what they see on magazines isn't completely realistic.
wiggle wiggle 8 years
Even though we know everyone and their mother gets photoshopped with on the cover of a magazine it is nice to hear it from a celeb. Right on Kelly.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
She always seems so down to earth and honest with herself. Good for her! :D
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Good for her!
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
I know everyone has seen the Dove True Beauty video by now, but whenever I start to feel down about myself I just think about the video and instantly feel better knowing that the "hot girl on the commercial" really isn't any more attractive than I am on an average day.
2splendas 2splendas 8 years
Way to go, Kelly!
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