With her body love anthem, “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor has been making an impact on girls’ lives everywhere.
The 21-year-old popstar admitted to Seventeen that she struggled with body image issues in the past, saying that she often felt that she looked “awful” and even referred to a “double chin” that I’m sure no one but her could see. All of that changed for her, though, when her hit came out and fans started sharing their appreciation.
— People magazine (@peoplemag) February 16, 2015
Trainor stated to People that while she was signing autographs, a little girl came up to her and said, “You make me feel pretty again. Thank you.”
The simple statement had a large impact on Trainor, who said, “It really resonated with me that this girl was so gorgeous, and she didn’t even know it.”
And she’s not the only one thanking Trainor for her example of body love.
I look up to @Meghan_Trainor because she says any body type is beautiful & I love that. Such a good role model
— I love celebs (@karisabieber14) February 14, 2015
— Itsa Girl Thing Tees (@itsagirlthing_1) February 11, 2015
Whatever they say… Big or slim, I love my body!! Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass http://t.co/4jdn4UrpIN
— C i l a (@SyilaRotten1) February 7, 2015
The singer/songwriter of the “body-positive (and five-time platinum) groove,” admits that she was only pretending to be confident before, but that now she really feels it.
Trainor told the Boston Herald, “I like myself more, which was hard to do before. Now I’m all about my shape.”
Trainor added that all of her fans have had such a positive impact on her.
— Meghan Trainor (@Meghan_Trainor) February 14, 2015
Trainor shared, “After seeing the reaction from the crowds when I perform it, and hearing them sing my lyrics over and over again, I walk off stage like, “OK, I feel good. I’m a boss!”
Trainor’s fans have helped her see herself in a completely different way.
“I’ve started saying those words out loud more. So now when I see pictures, I’m like, ‘Oh my God, why would I hate myself at all? I look incredible in that picture!” said the Nantucket native.
Trainor just recently kicked off a 31-city tour on February 11 and has gotten some rave reviews. USA Today shared that Trainor gave the audience an “engaging, energetic show.”
It appears that fans just can’t get enough of Trainor, with “seventeen further North American dates, mostly sold-out.” It looks like Meghan Trainor and her Megatronz will continue to pass around the love.
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