Since joining the cast of E!’s Fashion Police, Kelly Osbourne has been unstoppable.
Still sporting her grey and purple locks, the 27-year-old is featured looking slim and trim in a Miu Miu dress, paired with Brian Atwood shoes in the May 2012 issue of Glamour.
For the publication’s “Dos & Don’ts” section, Kelly opens up about her battle with weight, understanding there is no such thing as perfection, not being around people who don’t accept you for you and much more.
On body image: “I call myself a FFP: former fat person. And when you’re an FFP, you will always see in yourself what people used to bully you for.”
“I grew up on the road with my father—yes, Ozzy Osbourne—but I came from a very small village, where everyone called me Kelly Smelly With the Big Belly Whose Dad’s on the Telly.”
“Even now I don’t consider myself skinny. But I have put a lot of hard work into my body over the years, and in the process, I’ve really learned to love myself.”
DON’T wish you looked like so-and-so: “Women are so unforgiving of themselves. We don’t recognize our own beauty because we’re too busy comparing ourselves to other people. No we are not all Gisele Bundchen; we’re not all Beyoncé. But I can tell you even the most beautiful girls in the world have felt insecure. And just seeing the pressure my friends Kim Kardashian and Kate Moss are under makes me never want to even be the prettiest woman in the room. There is no such thing as perfection.”
DO shut up the judgey voices: “Sometimes it’s other people’s voices you have to shut out. That’s what happened with me and Christina Aguilera, which people don’t understand. She called me fat for years. One night on Fashion Police I said, “F—k you. Now you’re fat too.” I didn’t say I wasn’t fat. I said, “Now you know how it feels.” And I’m sorry, but I stand by that.”
“As for that high school mentality, if you’re still hanging around people who are going to put you down, you need to stop and reevaluate your friends and move on. You don’t need those kinds of people in your life.”
DO follow her lead…which is not to follow anybody’s lead: “But it’s one of those things where there is no such thing as cool. I’m the most uncool person on Earth, and I love myself. I don’t want to be cool! I feel good in my own skin because I’ve accepted the fact that I’m me. That’s what’s so great about being alive and being on this planet: Everybody’s different.”
DON’T force yourself into a bikini: I don’t really like wearing bikinis. And if you don’t either, don’t make yourself. The first time I actually wore a bikini was two years ago! And who says you have to? I’m not good in the sun—my skin burns very quickly. If you want to be a little more covered up, go 1950s retro. Find a cute suit with a frilly skirt attached to it, and rock that. The thing is, you’ve got to get dressed and say to yourself, “If somebody else doesn’t like it, f—k them.” You feel great, so work it, own it, and love it.
You can read more of Kelly’s interview over at Glamour!