Meghan Trainor Gets Candid About Her Biggest Body Insecurities Growing Up
She’s “All About That Bass” now, but Meghan Trainor reveals in a new interview that she was very insecure growing up.
She told CBS Sunday Morning, which will be aired in full on Sunday (March 6),
I–every day–wore sweatshirts and sweatpants to cover up my body because I was so insecure. And it would be summer. And I would go on vacation and I’d be in Trinidad and Tobago, 90-degree weather, and I’d be wearing sweatshirts that said ‘Nantucket.
The “Best New Artist” Grammy winner explained further,
I didn’t want to show my arms. I didn’t want to show anything, and I was just so insecure and uncomfortable, and I thought, like, ‘All right, if I’m fully covered, I’m good. And that’s not what I should have been feeling.
Thinking back on that time of her life, she commented, “I see pictures of my face and…I’m sad, and I’m in a sweatshirt and I’m in my room producing because I just turned off the idea of, ‘You’ll be the face.'”
But now, the 22-year-old singer is a body-positive role model for young fans, and she takes that responsibility to heart – through music.
I get messages all the time, ‘I hated myself, I didn’t want to go to school. I was so uncomfortable, and now I love myself. And I was in a really dark place until your song came out,’ And I was like, ‘Whoa, man, we’ve got to do more of these. We’ve got to do more of these songs.
Earlier today, Trainor also revealed her new album cover on Instagram for Thank You, which is available for pre-order at midnight:
Watch Meghan Trainor’s full interview on CBS Sunday Morning this Sunday at 9 a.m. EST.