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From magazine covers to billboards, Kelly Osbourne has been proud to show off her fit frame (in the past year she's lost over 50 lbs.). But, her transformation hasn't been all about looks -- her physical changes have had a profound impact on her personal confidence. "I'm not nearly as scared as I was of life," she told iVillage recently during an NBC summer press event in Pasadena, Calif. "Coming to terms that you're not perfect...is something that is also just comforting."
Her advice: "The stuff that you can't change about yourself, be okay with it. I would never, ever want to be the prettiest girl in the room. It's so much pressure and people never stop to think, 'Is there more than that?' You're just a pretty girl -- that is it. I would never want to be that."
Osbourne's renewed spirit has stemmed from her 2009 stint on Dancing with the Stars, where she quick-stepped herself to a slimmed-down physique. She admits that the hard work was worth it and it's kept her motivated to stay in shape. You may not find her on the dancefloor these days, but Osbourne says, "I do go to the gym a lot." Although she confesses to never having been much of a runner, Osbourne remains committed to staying trim on the treadmill, as well as by eating right -- cooking for herself has made her "eat less crap" and she's discovered a knack for making a great meal. "I'm so proud of myself that I actually made it and it's all right. I'm like, 'Oh my God, this is amazing!"
Could a healthy cooking show be in her future? We'll have to see. At the moment, she's enjoying being the cohost of E!'s Fashion Police with Joan Rivers, where she critiques the style triumphs and transgressions of her fellow celebs. Osbourne (who's a spokesmodel for Madonna's Material Girl fashion line with daughter Lourdes) does not pretend to be void of her share of missteps. "There are so many of them," she says. "Probably (the worst was) when I showed up to a Clive Davis party drunk in a wig, thinking I looked incredible and I looked like I fell off the stage at Hairspray -- like, ridiculous!"
Despite her fashion-victim moments, she and Rivers have a good relationship. "Joan's been nothing but so supportive -- the grandmother I never had," says Osbourne. "She comes in every morning, asks me how I'm doing, gives me advice. It's just been so amazing."