Adele Doesn't Feel the Need to Be Skinny to Be Successful


Sharing her thoughts on her body image in a '60 Minutes' interview, the 'Someone Like You' hitmaker tells Anderson Cooper, 'I don't want people confusing what it is that I am about.'

Karl Lagerfeld might have branded her "a little too fat", but Adele has no interest in being skinny. The "Rolling in the Deep" hitmaker admits she never feels the pressure "to look a certain way" when asked about her body image by Anderson Cooper during an interview for "60 Minutes".

"I've never seen magazine videos and been like 'I need to look like that to be a success,' " the 23-year-old first points out. She goes on to stress, "I don't want to be some skinny mini with my tits out. I really don't want to do it and I don't want people confusing what it is that I am about."

"I'm not shocking. I just stand there and sing. And I don't do stunts or anything," the singer, who is up for six Grammys this coming Sunday, February 12 night, adds. "I'm just writing love songs. I'm not trying to be pop. I'm not trying to be jazz. I'm not trying to be anything. I'm just writing love songs and everyone loves a love song."

Adele echoes the sentiment in another interview. Speaking to PEOPLE about embracing her curves, the British pop star says, "I've never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines." She continues on to state, "I represent the majority of women and I'm very proud of that."

Adele's weight came under the spotlight recently after Lagerfeld's comments about her in an interview with Metro were published. When asked about Lana Del Rey, the creative director of Chanel replied, "The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice."

The 78-year-old fashion designer later clarified his words. "I'd like to say to Adele that I am your biggest admirer," he told Metro. "Sometimes when you take a sentence out of the article it changes the meaning of the thought. What I said was in relation to and the sentence has since been taken out of context from how it was originally published."



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