Katy Perry’s boobs made the June cover of Vanity Fair: tacky, meh or cute?


First it was Rihanna and Lady Gaga infecting my Vogue. And now Katy Perry is on the cover of Vanity Fair. I feel like screaming “FOR WHY?” into a strong wind. But seriously, for why? Katy is a pop artist, and a middling one at that. She has boobs. She’s married to Russell Brand (where’s HIS Vanity Fair cover?!?), and did I mention, she has boobs? She also had a screwed up childhood. That’s about it. Ugh. Stupid Vanity Fair.

You can read the whole VF excerpt of Katy’s interview here. Here are some highlights:

On her multi-layered career: “My career is like an artichoke. People might think that the leaves are tasty and buttered up and delicious, and they don’t even know that there’s something magical hidden at the base of it. There’s a whole other side [of me] that people didn’t know existed.”

On her childhood: “I didn’t have a childhood,” she says, adding that her mother never read her any books except the Bible, and that she wasn’t allowed to say “deviled eggs” or “Dirt Devil.” Perry wasn’t even allowed to listen to secular music and relied on friends to sneak her CDs. “Growing up, seeing Planned Parenthood, it was considered like the abortion clinic,” she tells Robinson. “I was always scared I was going to get bombed when I was there…. I didn’t know it was more than that, that it was for women and their needs. I didn’t have insurance, so I went there and I learned about birth control.”

On her parents: “I think sometimes when children grow up, their parents grow up,” Perry says of her evangelical-minister parents. “Mine grew up with me. We coexist. I don’t try to change them anymore, and I don’t think they try to change me. We agree to disagree. They’re excited about [my success]. They’re happy that things are going well for their three children and that they’re not on drugs. Or in prison.” Perry’s mother confirms that she is proud of her daughter’s success, telling Robinson, “The Lord told us when I was pregnant with her that she would do this.”

On religion: “I come from a very non-accepting family, but I’m very accepting,” Perry says of her religious beliefs as an adult. “Russell is into Hinduism, and I’m not [really] involved in it. He meditates in the morning and the evening; I’m starting to do it more because it really centers me. [But] I just let him be him, and he lets me be me.” Perry says she didn’t stick with the mold growing up. “I have always been the kid who’s asked ‘Why?’ In my faith, you’re just supposed to have faith. But I was always like…why?” she says. “At this point, I’m just kind of a drifter. I’m open to possibility…. My sponge is so big and wide and I’m soaking everything up and my mind has been radically expanded. Just being around different cultures and people and their opinions and perspectives. Just looking into the sky.”

Of her marriage to Russell Brand: Perry says that there is “never a dull moment” and that Brand has “never lied to me once. I trust him; there’s just a level of trust that we’ve built up.” When asked about the infamous photo Brand tweeted of her without makeup in the middle of the night, Perry laughs it off. “We were just messing around,” she says, “I didn’t really care. I mean, when I go to rehearsals I look like that. I’m every woman. It takes a village to make me who I am…. You don’t have to wake up looking like, you know, Gisele.”

On marriage and the press: “The press is just not your friend when it comes to a marriage,” Perry explains of her need for privacy in her relationship with Brand. “That’s why we didn’t sell the pictures of our wedding, and we got offered millions of dollars for them, millions.” Why not take the money and give it to charity? Robinson asks. “Well, I can always do that later for something else; maybe if I have a child,” Perry says. “But I’ve seen too much of it with other people—it’s the wrong kind of attention. It detracts from the reason why you exist. We wanted that moment to ourselves.” After ultimately showing a clip of her wedding video at the Grammys, Perry tells Robinson she did it “because I felt the moment was right and not forced. Russell and I had time to savor our moment privately first and then share it with people when we were ready, and not for a paycheck. I loved the idea, because I thought it was beautiful and artistically accompanied the song I wrote for him. Plus, it was Valentine’s eve!”

On the music, and her boobs: “I don’t care what people say about my relationship; I don’t care what they say about my boobs. People are buying my songs; I have a sold-out tour. I’m getting incredible feedback from my music.” But despite her immense fame, Perry never forgets what it took to get to where she is. “I don’t take anything for granted,” she says. “There are 500 other girls right behind me. And I know that, because I was one of them. I remember what it’s like to be someone who’s always trying to get there—sending out tons of e-mails … trying to connect with some person who could connect me with some other person. And I wouldn’t be working at this pace now if I didn’t truly know that fame is fleeting.”

On working and touring: “If the core, the honesty, my story, isn’t working, then all those bells and whistles aren’t going to work, either,” Perry says of staying focused on her music. “Sometimes I can be distracted by the glamour and the fabulousness. But my husband always reminds me to keep the core intact…. I just think I have to appreciate every day, every opportunity, work hard, and continue to evolve as an artist. I already know my future evolution, where I’m going to go. I mean, I’m touring in f-cking Indonesia, for crying out loud.”

[From Vanity Fair]

So, basically, this interview is for people who didn’t have the energy to read her interview in Rolling Stone last year, where she basically said all of the same stuff, only in a more interesting way.

Oh, and every time I hear about how much Russell Brand meditates, it kind of cracks me up. He has such an addictive personality – his addictions used to be drugs, alcohol and a daily multitude of random biscuits, and now he’s addicted to meditation. What happens when meditation won’t cure his itch?



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  1. Rasputina says:

    She’s pretty and has a mediocre, but interesting voice, which, for some reason, I dig.

    Oh well. I’ll just stare at her. She’s a pretty girl and if I can’t get anything else out of her, might just envy her for her nice face and figure.

  2. lucy2 says:

    She looks pretty on the cover, but I don’t know why she’s cover story worthy.
    So she has a problem selling wedding photos because of privacy for 2 adults who chose showbiz, but would consider selling photos of their kids, who have no choice? I don’t understand that logic.

  3. Quest says:

    It’s a relatively decent cover of her, although her boobs look like they are barely keeping in.

    Thank god for make-up and photoshop is all I can say after I saw the twitter pic that Russell posted with Katy morning look without make-up

  4. Krista says:

    @lucy2: I totally agree with you. Logic = Fail.

  5. Janna says:

    Stunning cover.

  6. NayNay says:

    If it weren’t for her T&A, in my opinion, she would be nothing. I do not think she can sing at all, to save her life.

  7. Robinson says:

    Nice TaTa’s

  8. Hakura says:

    @Lucy2 – Yep. I’m with Krista, Logic = Fail.

    I don’t care WHAT she says, you KNOW he caught hell for putting up that picture online.

  9. Elizabeth says:

    @ Robinson
    ITA – famous for her boobs and her willingness to put them out there in every picture

    Re : “there are 500 other girls right behind me”
    I like her music (fun stuff) but she got it right with that comment. She’s interchangeable with any pop princess.

  10. stephanie says:

    gorgeous cover. she’s not usually this classy.

  11. Hautie says:

    Well I want to read the story about Elizabeth Taylor’s last days!

    Back to Katy. I like her. Find her harmless. And at least she seems to sing live.

    She puts on a true live show. And wears all those candy looking clothes. So she puts a huge effort into the visual of her stage act.

    Now look at Britney Spears. Who can barely walk across the stage on her own. Much less lip sync in time to her own songs.

  12. Sash says:

    I like the interview. She’s a very centred and realistic person.

  13. Sue says:

    lucy2@I think the difference between selling wedding photos and baby photos is that once you’re married its over paparazzi can’t get photos of you once it done and over with and are not going to both you any more about it. When you have a baby the paparazzi will do anything they can to get that first picture before any one else they tried to break into Halle Berry backyard to get the first photos of Nahla and have done other crazy thing to many celebrities. When celebrities sell their baby photos the celebrity is control, the first picture are put out there so the media stops hounding them and in the next 2 to 3 months the baby not going to look anything like its newborn pictures anyway so their still protecting there baby privacy.

  14. Isa says:

    How come it always seems like her breasts are coming out of her bustier thingy? I mean those things are supposed to cup and lift your breasts, yet hers seem to have a life of their own? Are hers really that perky or does she have cutlets down in there?!?! Because it looks kind of weird. She has great breasts…maybe she should find a better fitting top.

  15. S says:

    I love Russell! I hope she realises how lucky she is.

  16. Blue says:

    I like her, she’s cute with catchy songs. She needs to ease up on the make up

  17. Bodhi says:

    I’m going to say on every Katy/Russell thread: I think that she will cheat before he does. Despite his past, or maybe becuase of it, he is WAY more grounded than she is.

  18. Mshuffleupagus says:

    “When asked about the infamous photo Brand tweeted of her without makeup in the middle of the night, Perry laughs it off. “We were just messing around,” she says, “I didn’t really care.”

    Hahahaha, my ASS. Is that why he pulled it down a hot second after he put it up? B*tch. Please. No one puts their make up on with an air brush cannon if they don’t care how they look without it on.

  19. Catherine says:

    I think she is a darling woman.

  20. jover says:

    I agree lucy2 – first the biebster now this pop tart. There simply is nothing interesting about her or her plastic corporate created image or music. She never even graduated from high school. VF plays the faux progressive on political issues but glorifies corporate creations like boobsie katy that have nothing to express musically except reeling in the cash for themselves, their labels, and management teams.Corporate music at its finest – how many products does she endorse?

  21. Hakura says:

    @Bodhi“I’m going to say on every Katy/Russell thread: I think that she will cheat before he does. Despite his past, or maybe becuase of it, he is WAY more grounded than she is.”

    Unfortunately, I agree. I also think the sort of past she’s had will have an impact on the outcome… She seemed to be sheltered to a ridiculous degree for so long, that once she got out on her own, she sort of… went wild. (Like she’s not quite sure what to do with herself, thus the horrifying ‘candy girl’ outfits…) Not good things when in an impulsive work-strained marriage, apart from eachother for lots of time.

  22. victoria says:

    wow. that makeup is really troweled on on photo #2.

  23. Aries_Mira says:

    Victoria – I was thinking the same thing. It’s just plastered on! Yuck. I’ll bet that stuff doesn’t come off without lava soap and an SOS pad…

  24. Stephy2585 says:

    I WISH the cups of that corset actually fit her tittaes…That would be soo much more demure and sexy…
    But she’s a poptart so what else can you really expect?
    She serves her purpose.

  25. Erin says:

    Those are fake boobs – no way they aren’t. The only way a boobs can hold their own is if they are made out of silicone.

  26. ZenB says:

    They had Bieber on the cover so this is no longer a great coup for Ms. Perry. I’m not a huge fan of her music but I like her because she is shaped like a normal sized thin woman. I looked like that once.

  27. Tiffany says:

    Holy Rack, Batman!!!!!

    Must be a biotch to run or God forbid ride my horses with boobs like that.

  28. Kim says:

    Her fake boobs are the only “talent” she fees she has hence why she shows those gross hanging bags whenever she can. YUCK!!!!!

  29. talia says:

    she had naturally bigger boobs, like a C, but they’ve magically gotten bigger and perkier. Look at pictures of her from 2007, they look nothing like the tatas that now inhabit her bod.

  30. Tee says:

    I love Katy Perry she is nice to look at. Her songs are catchy and are simply just undisguised pop music. There really is no need to over analyse her music it is what it is and you either like it or you don’t. She has her own style which is strange at times but doesn’t go to the frankly ridiculous lengths of Lady Gaga. She looks like a doll, perfect in an almost unreal way. But so what her somewhat tacky 50’s pin up thing works for her.

  31. Beth says:

    I will never buy VF again.

  32. Beth says:

    Isa: it’s because she’s stuffing it out. Not fitting her bustier is not sexy or classy. They were going for classy, but because she insists on bulging out unnaturally, it’s a fail. I wish she would show she is more than a wig and tits, but saying that she is doesn’t equal being something more. I think VF’s headline is at least acknowledging they’re feeling a bit embarrassed at having to run with her on the cover. Also, her marriage to Brand? Please, these two are above conventional morality laws. And she’s talking about the parents because Mom is publishing a tell-all: Katy is doing Mom a favor so that when she finalizes the publishing deal Mom can get a higher price because there is interest. It’s all in the family. Fake controversy to send a little $ love her way, same way Katy got started. She is one smart cookie, even if that picture and some bad overproduced jingles is all there is. Good for her. But I will never buy VF again.

  33. andrea says:

    She looks exactly like emily blunt in this pic.

  34. Hakura says:

    @Talia“she had naturally bigger boobs, like a C, but they’ve magically gotten bigger and perkier. Look at pictures of her from 2007, they look nothing like the tatas that now inhabit her bod.”

    I’m definitely not sayng this is the case with Katy…. But breast size can really very suddenly change in one’s mid 20’s. Not to be all ‘TMI’ or anything, but I’m 25… I was *always* a B cup, until last month, I very suddenly realized I was a large C, out of *nowhere*. It was a big difference in how they looked, more cleavage than before.

    I wasn’t aware that your body can change that drastically in your 20’s. I figured after puberty, that was pretty much it. But now my chest & hips are bigger, more curvy. If Katy was naturally a C cup before… then she could be experiencing the same thing, taking her to at least a D cup.

    She could very well have gotten work done, like I said. But naturally getting larger isn’t outside the realm of possibility either. She & I are the same age (or close), I think. So that would explain it.

  35. Kimberly says:

    It’s the coloring of the shoot. There isn’t really any contrast from her skin, the outfit, and the back drop. It looks washed out.

    Bad shoot

    Katy looks great though!

    Vogue would have noticed the bad color theme.

  36. Amanda says:

    Look at the entire cover – a story about Charlie Sheen’s meltdown, celebrity phone hacking, Farmville, and ‘hot or not’ – has Vanity Fair suddenly become a tabloid??

    I realize the publishing industry has taken a severe hit since the Internet and whatever, but I always counted on VF having some integrity. Katy Perry? They should have done a story about how her marriage to Russell Brand has made her career but ruined his.

  37. Beth says:

    Katy ruining Brand’s career was the best thing she’s ever done. It’s the one reason why I don’t totally hate her. She showed him up for the talentless flavor of the month he really is.

  38. Jase Nunez says:

    Thanks for the post. Really Cool.