Pop star Meghan Trainor is Seventeen Magazine’s March cover girl. Read excerpts from the cover story below;
On career; “I knew my life would be complicated if my dreams of becoming a success in music came true,” the. And I knew I’d have to work hard to achieve those dreams, and that they’d have to take a front seat in my life. So even though I went cray in high school, now I haven’t kissed a boy in forever.”
On love; “I keep telling myself that the right guy is going to be worth the wait,” Trainor mused. “When I find the one, it’s going to be like, ‘Damn, that’s why you took so long! ‘Cause you’re awesome!'”
On confidence; “When I saw photos of myself, I would think, I look awful,” the Nantucket native recalled of the early stages in her career. “There’s a double chin! I never thought I’d be a pop star. I don’t look like Rihanna.”
On her mentality shift after the success of her first smash single, “All About That Bass; “This girl came up to me bawling and said, ‘You make me feel pretty again. Thank you,'” Trainor recalled. “It really resonated with me that this girl was so gorgeous, and she didn’t even know it. It’s a mental thing. Just recently I was thinking, ‘I’m confident now, and I look good,’ and that’s because I’ve started saying those words out loud more. So now when I see pictures, I’m like, ‘Oh my God, why would I hate myself at all? I look incredible in that picture!'”
Her message to young women everywhere; “I guess the biggest thing that I’ve learned is, never doubt your dreams,” she told her fans. “No matter how big your dream is or how ridiculous you think it is, you can’t doubt it—you have to believe in it. Because it will happen.”
The March issue of Seventeen hits newsstands on Feb. 17.