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Meghan Trainor talks body struggles and insecurities in her past

4 March 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Meghan Trainor has talked about her struggles in the past as well as her insecurities with her body in an interview with “CBS Sunday Morning.”

The interview will air March 6 and the star has opened up about her struggle with body image when she was younger. She shared, "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.'"

She shared that her family begged her to put on a tank top or shorts because she did not want to s how her arms or anything. She added that she was very insecure and comfortable and having herself fully covered made her feel better. But she acknowledges now that she should not have felt that way in the past.

The “All About That Bass” singer noted that she knew she had the talent but she doubted her appearance and she thought because of that, she might not be able to showcase herself. Trainor shared that she feels proud of herself now but she still feels sad about her childhood.

She continued, “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.’ 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.’”