Miranda Lambert isn’t going to turn into one of those stick-thin women in Hollywood anytime soon. The country star talks body image and embracing your curves in her latest interview with Self Magazine, revealing she’s not like every other woman in the industry! She’s happy and confident with her size 8 body, and quite frankly, she’s just happy to eat!
“Really skinny actresses make me hungry. I see them and think, ‘Honey, you need to eat!’ I’m lucky I don’t have to live like that.”
In fact, she says she loves having a little extra something in the back!
“I don’t mind having a big butt. I actually like that about myself. I feel my best when I’m a toned, not flabby, size 8. I’m a confident person overall. Though like any other girl, I have insecurities. But my job is to entertain. I can’t call in insecure and miss a show.”
That means she tries to stay in healthy by watching what she eats – at least while on tour!
“It’s okay to be fat and lazy sometimes. But eventually you’re like, ‘Oh crap, I shouldn’t have done that!’ I gained about 10 pounds over the holidays, and when I got onstage in January, I realized I wasn’t feeling great. I didn’t have the energy or lung capacity I needed. It was a good idea to get strong again. I always scarf down food after a show. But now, instead of eating a burger, I’ll have a grilled chicken salad waiting for me. And except for almonds and bananas, I don’t keep snacks on the bus. I don’t want Cheetos anywhere around me!”
And guess what? She just might have killed that chicken!
“We eat the meat we kill. Blake and I served it at our wedding! I love it when people are down on me for hunting. If you eat meat at all, I don’t want to hear about it!”
Oh yeah, and the girl likes to ‘throw down’! While her trainer would prefer it if she didn’t drink at all, Lambert says that’s not an option. Her drink of choice? The “Randa-rita”: Bacardi, Crystal Light and a splash of Sprite Zero.
“I won’t give up what I enjoy to look perfect. I want to find a happy medium between feeling good about my body and still having a beer and some barbecue. I have one before a show and a half during. Later, if I want to throw down, I throw down!”
photo courtesy Self