Kelly said, “I felt more pressure from people actually when I was thin when I was really thin and not super healthy because I just was worn out, just working so hard and not keeping healthy habits.”
“But I felt more pressure.”
“It was more of magazines shoved in front of you and, ‘This is what you’re competing with and we’ve got to compete with it.’ I can’t compete with that.”
“That’s not even my image. That’s not who I am. That’s who they are.”
“We’re all different and it’s okay. I fought more when I was thinner than I do now because now I just walk in and I just look at them like, ‘I dare you to say something. I’m happy in my life. I’ll work on me in my time!'”
Kelly had to explain for a second time in the interview that yes, the women in the photos she was shown had absolutely no clothing on.
Instagram; Kelly is pictured above on the set of The Voice
“Naked! There would be a chick naked on the cover. I’m not joking, literally naked,” Kelly continued.
“I was like, ‘Unless I’m doing an “SNL” skit and this is a comedy thing, I’m never going to pull it off!’”
“Even in my thinnest, most fit moment, it’s just not my personality to be naked on the front of a magazine.”
“Mind you, my [ex] husband will tell you, I am totally okay with nudity. I think it is a beautiful thing. I think all of our bodies, whether you’re male or female, we were very beautiful beings.”
Kelly then went on to say that when she was hired to be on NBC’s show The Voice, it was not because of how she looked at all (she was also her heaviest at this time).
“I got on the number 1 television show at my heaviest point, because it was right after I had kids and it was like they didn’t care.”
“Paul hired me from NBC because he loved my personality, he loved that I connect with people and I’m really raw and real.”
“It had nothing to do with my sex appeal or my look aesthetically. It had to do with me as a person. I think it’s really up to artists to force people to have that mentality.”
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