Everyone's favorite American Idol, Kelly Clarkson, has come out of the closet about her struggle with her fluctuating weight. Though Kelly always went the route of defending her bigger-than-average-bod (by Hollywood's ridiculous standards) by saying things like, "I love food far too much" to ever fight with food demons, the pop star in now admitting that she was bulimic for a period of time in high school. After losing out on a coveted role in the school's play, Kelly attributed the disappointment to her appearance."I thought...If I came back and I'm cuter and thinner...then I'll get the role." For the next six months Kelly binged and purged, until a friend discovered her secret. "One of my guy friends caught on to it, and I just felt so ashamed and embarrassed," she admits. "I literally went cold turkey and snapped out of it." Since then Kelly has been determined to accept her body for what it is. "I've got a butt, I'm Greek- I can't help that. And I think it's good for people to see normal."
I continue to think Kelly is a cool role model for young girls. She's a strong little spit-fire who goes after what she wants, even if it it's not the popular opinion. Let's get those cancelled concerts rescheduled, Kelly!