Kelly Clarkson and her new body cover the July 2012 issue of Redbook magazine. Clarkson looks happy and at-ease on the cover
During her interview with Redbook, Clarkson discusses why being a mentor on Duets is dear to her heart, how she lost weight and what makes her happy these days.
Check out the interview highlights below.
On how she lost weight:
I do cardio. I run. I strength-train using my own body weight. I don’t like free weights, because I build muscle easily. Really, what I try to instill in my fans is to be healthy and happy. I have no desire to be super-skinny.
On being a mentor on Duets:
I’m going to be completely honest—I had no one looking out for me. They were looking out for the show, and it was horrible. I was 19 years old. I was smart enough to know that it wasn’t about me, but that didn’t make it any easier. I’m all cried out about it, but my first four years, I hated my life; I almost quit a dozen times.
On finally being happy:
I know—where’s the kick in the ass? I told my assistant that today. I said, “I’m just waiting for something to blow up.” She said, “No, that’s what happiness is.” I’m like, maybe I’ve never been happy! Because Brandon [Blackstock; her boyfriend] does, he makes me happy.