Meghan Trainor Opens Up About How She Went From Insecure to a Body-Positive Role Model

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You know that awesome body confidence hit “All About that Bass” you rocked out to all last summer? Turns our Meghan Trainor wasn’t in such a great place when she wrote it.

Meghan recently opened up to The Evening Standard, telling them the song was about how “much I hated myself and wanted to love myself. I was insecure and in a dark place. It was, ‘I wish I was all about that bass’.”

Aww, Meghan! We can totally relate to you. Having a body not typically represented in pop culture can be really hard. We can’t imagine what it must be like when you’re in the public eye as well.

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She even remembers an early article written by music executive L.A. Reid on the certain “look” a pop star needs to have. After her dad pointed out the article to her, she told him,

“‘I don’t have that look. I wear sweatshirts and sweatpants every day. I hate myself’.”

We’re so glad that Meghan has become proud of her curves and it able to be a role model for so many young girls now!

“I’ve fans who say, ‘I love myself and can go to school now because of you — I used to stay home’. Mothers tell me: ‘You saved my daughter’s life’.”

We’re so proud of Meghan and how far she’s come! Keep up the good work.

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