Adele: “I’ve never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines”

I can’t believe People Magazine finally put Adele on the cover! At long last. I wonder why it’s happening now? Oh, derp – it just occurred to me, it’s probably because of the Grammys this weekend, right? Adele is expected to sweep up, as she should, and she’s going to perform too – it will be her first performance since her throat surgery. So People Mag wants to get in there first with a human-interest piece about Adele’s health and her maybe-married boyfriend Simon. Here’s what People Mag has released:

With the Grammys right around the corner, everyone is talking about Adele. The singer’s eagerly awaited return to the stage on Feb. 12 will mark her first public performance since vocal cord surgery in November. The British pop star, 23, is also a favorite to sweep the six categories for which she is nominated, including album of the year for 21.

But in this week’s cover story, PEOPLE goes inside Adele’s private world, chronicling how she triumphed over the heartbreak that inspired her emotional songs, a broken home and almost losing her voice.

“She got to where she is through sheer hard work,” says Arthur Boulton, her teacher at London’s BRIT School.

She also succeeded by being true to herself. While Karl Lagerfeld recently called the singer “a little too fat,” Adele has always embraced her curves, and seems determined not to bend to body bullies.

“I’ve never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines,” she says. “I represent the majority of women and I’m very proud of that.”

For more on Adele’s childhood in a rough London neighborhood, her vocal cord crisis – and her boyfriend Simon Konecki – pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

[From People]

It’s true that Adele never seems to shame-spiral about her weight, and she owns her body admirably (at least, in my opinion – I admire her). I wonder if she was even offended by Karl Lagerfeld’s “she’s a little too fat” comments? Hopefully she just laughed them off and poured herself another drink.

God, I hope Adele wins big at the Grammys. I hope Beyonce and her horrible album get SHUT OUT.

Archival photos of Adele, cover courtesy of People Magazine.

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  1. Marianne says:

    Two things on my mind while reading/looking at pictures….
    1. Adele is absolutely gorgeous.
    2. Getting tired of seeing “Inside her Private World” headlines on People.

    • Nan209 says:


      I’m also getting tired of people talking about her weight as if that is what is most notable part about her. “Oh she’s a little fat BUT she has a great voice”…why mention that fat at all, Captain Obvious? She has more talent in her little finger than most people and yet we talk endlessly about her weight. It’s BORING, it’s UNIMAGINATIVE and it’s SHALLOW.

      • Nanz says:

        Exactly. It’s like saying, “She’s fat, but she made it big anyway. Good for her!”

      • Kyle says:

        The weight issue makes people insane. There is something schizophrenic about it. I don’t know why. Take Adele – there is always her weight in the background. Take Christina – her biggest crime is that she got fat and doesn’t do anything about it and the whole rest is not important anymore. All these covers “how I got my body back”, “how I lost…”. OMG. No matter who you are or what you achieved as long as you are overweight it’s never enough.

      • Roma says:

        @Kyle: No, Christina’s biggest crime is that she’s a fall down drunk who fires people who don’t enable her. And unlike Adele, she tries to fit into clothes that are 6 sizes too small.

      • RocketMerry says:

        Also, where’s the sense in saying “well, even if she’s a bit fat, she has a very pretty face”? She’s so friggin’ gorgeous, and not “just her face” as that insane Karl person said: she’s gorgeous in all her damn body.

    • Sarah says:

      I know right! She has a crazily beautiful face, it’s almost painful to watch!!

  2. Evie says:

    I love her!

  3. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    Adele is incredible, even down to her personality. I would highly recommend her DVD that just came out, ‘Live at Royal Albert Hall’. She jokes, tells back stories about certain songs. I think if she heard about Karl’s fat comment, she would just be like “Aw F* it. I’m over it. Love him, but I love my fish and chips even more!”

  4. Jo says:

    She looks beautiful to me. I love how she stays true to herself and feels no need to change.

  5. shawna says:

    she really is beautiful love her voice

  6. NinaG says:

    I love, love Adele, but I’m getting really tired of magazines always focusing on her weight and she having to constantly say I’m okay with who I am and how I look…It gets a bit redundant after a while. I wish they could focus only on her music and not her image. Adele is a true gift and great artist from the UK and I’m glad she is filling American airwaves as well as all over the world with her beautiful voice :-)

  7. Lis says:

    Oh, come AWN.

    She’s so talented. Why is her weight even an issue – for anyone?

    Whatever she weighs, however she looks and however she feels about it, is no one’s business but her own.

    And, for the record, I don’t think she cares what Lagerfeld thinks of her weight.

  8. kazoo says:

    “I’ve never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines,”

    I’m jealous of that statement. I can only imagine how my self perception and perceptions of others would be different if I’d grown up believing that.

  9. mel says:

    She is so gorgeous. Hope she blows the Grammys away…my 6 year old can sing every song…we listen to her constantly in the car.

  10. MerryHappy says:

    I’m sooooo sick of having to hear about her weight. She’s heavy. She doesn’t want to be skinny. Gotcha. Can we move on now? I feel its taking focus away from her talent, I don’t want to keep hearing about how she’s representing the average woman or how she won’t diet or exercise and how she’ll never want to be thin 5 godd@mn times a week. It makes me annoyed (obviously lol) can we focus on talent now? Or at least another vein of gossip? LOL. I heart her but dammit, lets focus on something else besides weight, I feel the more emphasis we put on her statements the less potential they have to be liberating for women/people and their views on body.

  11. heatheradair says:

    Best hair in the business. Or in Hollywood, period. Would kill to have that hair. And to be able to wear eye makeup like that……

  12. bea says:

    And I bet she doesn’t want to look like Karl effing Lagerfeld either! What a jerk.

  13. Girl says:

    She’s gorgeous. Total package. Whatever she is doing, she is doing it right and doing the hell out of it.

  14. mln76 says:

    Hello?? Why is her weight such an issue??? She’s a singer NOT a model we’ve already got way too many singers who can’t sing but just look good (I guess). Adele puts them to shame with her voice and her beauty. Enough already!

  15. JEAN HARLOW says:

    HOME GIRL needs to lost some weight ASAP!

    Gorgeous or not, she’s obese and unhealthy

    • Marianne says:

      Are you her doctor? Do you know she’s unhealthy? Cause you can be thin and unhealthy too.

      And ok, she might be overweight…but she’s not obese my any means.

    • NinaG says:

      Spoken by a person who probably has some health issues themselves. “Yes she has to be unhealthy because she’s not a size 0″ Ridiculous! I find women like you to be horrible and useless, who needs magazines and men telling you, your never good enough when you have women like yourself who probably could afford to shed a few pounds yourself…. It’s pathetic!

      • JEAN HARLOW says:

        im 5’4 and 134 lbs. I run 4 days a week, and I’m currently studying to be a RD

        she’s obese which runs the risk of having heart disease, diabetes and a slew of other problems.

        also she clearly has a very high BMI which again, is an excellent indicator that she’s UNHEALTHY!

        im sorry if you’re overweight and this offended you but it is what it is.

      • Marianne says:

        @Jean Harlow : I’m a size 8, but I find presumptuous that you must know she has health issues. Some people can be a bot overweight and perfectly healthy. Thin people can have health issues too. Not every thin person exercises and eats salads. Just because you’re thin, doesn’t mean you’re necessarily healthy.

        And I think there’s a fine line from being overweight and obese. To me, this is an obese person .

        Again, are you her doctor? Do you know for a fact that she’s unhealthy?

      • mln76 says:

        Unfortunate that you would single her out. Why not single out any of the number of singers and actresses who use drugs to control their weight and live on a diet of vodka and pills. Are they somehow more healthy because their results make them more physically appealing to you?

      • almond says:

        Why do people like you always jump to these exaggerated, hyperbolic assumptions? It grates my nerves when you put words into people’s mouths. The woman said she needs to lose some weight. Which is true. But nowhere did she say that she must become a size zero. F!ck, I don’t know anyone who wants to be a size zero. She could be a size 10 or 12 and look just as gorgeous. She’d have fewer risks of health problems, though.
        Thinner does not automatically equate healthier. That’s another stupid assumption people make. I can barely run 100 m before I’m completely winded. The aesthetic is not the issue. I look at her and wonder about her health and her comfort. I cannot imagine how tiring it can be having to carry all that extra weight.

    • Happy21 says:

      Do you know what her numbers are? You know how much she weighs exactly? How tall she is too? Yes, she is overweight that much is obvious but how can you look at her and say she is obese?

      And the BMI is bullshit. My own doctor has told me as much.

    • Hmmm says:

      I don’t like to be around killjoys. It’s deadly miserable and boring. I think martinets should have their own island, actually make that their own *planet*.

      So glad I finally learned of Adele. Just a stunning set of pipes and seems like a joy to be around- she’s an original. She can drop by for tea and fish and chips any time! I betya she’s a good dancer too!

    • Maya says:

      A bit over the top no? She is chubby yes, not obese.
      Aretha Franklin is obese.
      Kirstie Alley at her fattest was obese.
      Quite a difference.

  16. monette says:

    I hope Beyonce and her pillow baby get totally overshadowed. eat your heart out B!

  17. Insertrandomname says:

    Don’t understand why everyone is calling her gorgeous. She looks average without the weight, and with it – she just looks unappealing.

    The thing that makes her face “pretty” is called make-up!

    • Marianne says:

      Your opinion. Even if Adele was thin, I think she has a gorgeous face and a gorgeous voice.

    • Gwen says:


      She is very plain.

      Her voice and talent on the other hand, excellent.

    • Maya says:

      When she speaks all that supposed allure is non existent. I was shocked to hear how she sounds when she speaks.

    • kibbles says:

      Most celebrities look plain without make-up too. Some of them look downright hideous. Adele doesn’t even put that much make-up on. Her look is natural. Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Beyonce all look like they put on much more makeup and additions like weaves, wigs, etc. Regular women put on make-up too. I don’t see your point. Adele looks nice and I think she looks better than “plain”.

  18. Zorbitor says:

    The music industry might not like it if consumers started wanting their product to sound good.

  19. lucy2 says:

    Love her hair and eyes – she really is lovely.
    I don’t watch the Grammys, but I think I’m going to tune in to see her perform. I think she’s fabulous, I love her talent and her attitude, and it’s great to see a truly talented person succeed amidst the manufactured “pop stars”.

  20. The Original Mia says:

    She is gorgeous.

    I hope she sweeps too, but my reason rests with snubbing Gaga. Shut her & her monsters down!

  21. kibbles says:

    Her face is beautiful in part because of her weight. She looks better than most of the women I see in Hollywood now because most are too skinny and look haggard or they are made out of plastic. Adele is classy and talented. I would never want her to put her health and voice at risk to look like a typical model. Celebs like Karl Lagerfeld focus on her chubbiness because all they care about in life is thinness and the ability to fit designer clothes. That is why he hangs out with the likes of Blake Lively and Lindsay Lohan. Adele will still be around long after those tarts are forgotten.

  22. fd says:

    She is beautiful and truly uniquely talented.

  23. JudyJudyJudy says:

    thanks Kaiser! I so agree. I love her voice and her lyrics.

  24. GoodCapon says:

    Rock it Adele!

  25. Lola6 says:

    I have a lot more respect for her than I do KL. He needs to sit his old a** down and stfu already.

  26. HoustonGrl says:

    At least she’s beautiful, unlike that formaldehyde freak.

  27. Me says:

    The fake lashes are a bit much but other than that shes everything Id find hot if I were a guy. Red hair and busty :D

  28. Sasha says:

    Adele is beautiful. No, that’s right I didn’t say she has a beautiful face. Every inch of her is beautiful. She looks healthier and happier than many people in Hollywood.

  29. aenflex says:

    The Queen shall rise!

  30. Day says:

    I hope she cleans up at the grammys.

    That is all.

  31. dena says:

    Sidenote: Who did Katherine McPhee suck to get on the cover of People? I thought she’d gone the way of the dodo bird.

  32. kristiner says:

    What’s the big damn deal. She IS classified as fat.

    Most are above their BMI but they don’t look it. A 5’2 person who weighs 140lbs is above their BMI but that’s not fat.

    Adele is most definitely over 200lbs and I doubt she’s in the teens. She’s maybe an 18-20. But she has lost weight since her beginning. Her face use to be much rounded.

    She is fat. No big deal.

    But she DOES have a gorgeous face. But she’s not ridiculously big. She’s just a hefty fat.

    Melissa McCarthy for all the ass kissing the media is now doing for her is REALLY fat. She has no waist.

    Adele is big but you actually see a divide between her waist and hips. Her hips are larger but her waist is smaller than the hips. Melissa is one big straight line without some spanx.

    • Pia says:

      I agree. There is a difference between being happy with who you are, and it being okay to be fat. It’s really not. I commend her for not wanting to be stick-thin like a model, but what happened to a happy medium? When someone points out she’s too fat, we automatically mean she should be a size 2? No, not at all. She looks like she could lose 50 pounds and still not be model-skinny. I don’t think making it sound like it is ok to be fat just because you are happy is being a good role model. And just because you can be skinny and unhealthy doesn’t mean you can be overweight and a perfect image of health. You can be “active” and “feel and look healthy” but extra fat on the body is extra work for the heart, period. I think she is a good role model in the sense that she shows you can be successful and talented without being a sample-size, but if girls start thinking “well I’m smart and talented so I’m not going to bother maintaining a healthy weight” then no, that’s not good for anyone.

      • NM6804 says:

        This!!! Especially

        “I think she is a good role model in the sense that she shows you can be successful and talented without being a sample-size, but if girls start thinking “well I’m smart and talented so I’m not going to bother maintaining a healthy weight” then no, that’s not good for anyone.”

        Somebody upthread (almond) pointed out some very good points too. I find it weird that fat is supposed to be covered with the mantel of love and skinny vicarously attacked. I think it is self-protection and projection. People and their extremes, what about a nice balance for cripes sakes!? Anyway you said it best in my opinion in a normal good reasoned and objective way :) .

        Personally I am a bit overweight but realistic about the consequences and do not find it endearing or proving a point in this society that is obsessed with being skinny. People need to take a step back and stop trying to make her weight redundant just because she is talented and gorgeous in general, her weight can be a topic for discussion nevertheless. It is perfectly fine for her to lose weight and be a size 10 or something without being dangerously skinny, if people think that losing weight automatically means going down to a size 0 then I wonder what their own expectations are about healthy living and dieting? Maybe they are subconsiously influenced more by the skinny people in magazines than they are willing to admit and are using people like Adele to justify and feel better about fat. It is pitting one extreme to the other, that in itself is a bad thing to base “being healthy” on.

      • almond says:

        @ NM6804 Absolutely. What I find very worrying is that there seems to be no middle ground with a lot of people. It speaks volumes about the skewed perspective some hold on weight and health.

        Even Adele, with her size zero comment, seems to have the same view. And I do think it’s, as you said, a means of protection. Very few people think that a size zero is actually desirable; after all, we’ve all seen the models on the runways. So by saying she doesn’t want to go into that thinness extreme, she’s saying that the fatness extreme at which she is is actually desirable.

        But nobody mentions the obvious, sane alternative. Not a size zero, but a size 10 or 12. Or even an 8. No one would call her a stick figure. She’d look healthy and curvy. She’s definitely put less strain on her heart and other organs. And if she chose to lose the weight, she would do it, I think, through a correct, balanced diet and exercise. So I can’t see how some people can say that losing weight would be unhealthy. It’s not, if you do it properly.

  33. cecizahn says:

    I absolute love Adele…I just really REALLY HOPE that she keeps true to herself and after all the boyd criticism don’t crack into pressure for been thin as Jennifer Hudson and others.

    • Lucy says:

      I am waiting for the cover of People when Adele loses weight and states how unhappy she was being fat and how she cried every night because she couldn’t fit into any clothes…this happens all the time…just like Jennifer Hudson…remember how JHud was so happy being over weight…whenever the overweight girls go on a rant about how they don’t care about it, I laugh…you know they do…

  34. poppy says:

    she’s a true role model to women and girls.

    min76 made a great point, why not call out all the skinny broads that don’t eat? if they’re so healthy why all the cleanses, drugs, and starvation? why subjugate yourself to ridiculous standards and stereotypes? why not devote all that energy towards getting some self esteem and self respect?
    why are women only judged by their size? why are we as women still putting up with this bullarky?

    she probably had to hear over and over she’d never make it because she’s too fat. she did not let it stand in her way. she believed in her self. i have a lot of respect for her outside of her amazing voice.

    i’d much rather the world be full of adeles than GOOPs.

    • NM6804 says:

      Funny because when the topic is Jolie nobody wants to admit there is a weight problem but other women like Rimes always get called out for it. It depends on the person really so people defending Adele means less than nothing. If she was not liked or talented then the majority of the commens would point out her weight more.

      As for GOOP, she does not look starved. She works out and eats healthy, she is not skin and bones so no I would not promote Adele her weight and dismiss Paltrow her hard work into maintaining an actually healthy body. However, I like a curvy body like Vergara’s but I am not going to moan about GOOP her body either just because I will never look like GOOP or would be able to eat what she eats.

      Being fat like Adele is relatively easy with the “right” metabolism: just stuff yourself with whatever you want but doing what Paltrow does requires hard work so I do not applaud laziness over work. A human is made to work otherwise we would not have this thing like “muscles”. And if you would rather see a world full of Adele’s than expect a lot of money towards health care (heart attacks, weak knees, immobility..) and people not being able to do certain jobs that require hard physical labour for hours on end in sometimes hard weather conditions.

      Some people really spout off the most nonsensical defenses.

      • mln76 says:

        In general I don’t like commenting on ANYONE’S weight it seems mean-spirited and sexist to me. Most women struggle with weight and since I have experienced both being too thin not because I was starving myself and being overweight despite an exercise regime (thyroid problems), I know that there sometimes is more to the story and it’s mean spirited to judge without knowing all the facts. GOOP works hard at being ‘in shape’ sure but any reputable nutritionist would tell you that all the cleanses and fasts then binge eating that GOOP espouses are worse for your heart than maintaining the same weight even if it’s higher than the recommended BMI. The same goes for her trainer Tracey Anderson who has been called out as being a fraud. I am not even going to get into talking about Angelina because quite frankly I’m not in the mood for a bashfest on an unrelated topic.

      • NM6804 says:


        I never was a slim girl so I don’t know what it feels like to be skinny and being attacked for it but I do know what it feels like to be fat and being attacked for it so for me commenting on this thread is not to bash Adele since I love her music and ideas. When I listen to her music I never say “oh she sings nice…for a fat girl” or anything like that, it’s really not an issue. However, when I come here and people begin talking about a role model just because her weight isn’t slim/skinny that’s when I want to put my two cents in because it’s leaning to one end of a spectrum that is deemed more appropriated/easier for women (to maintain?) while not necessarily healthy and I do not understand why people would do that.

        I know Paltrow isn’t the epitome of health but neither is Adele or Jolie or Rimes yet Adele and Jolie are constantly excused for their body (sometimes in general or sometimes because their face is out of this world and excuses everything else). I really don’t want to promote or applaud overweight since it’s already the number one killer in some countries and a pandemia in general so why people are saying they want more of this (Adele) and less skinny is beyond me because the ratio between skinny versus fat is already in favor for fat and it’s not doing anybody good. Maybe some people should read less of those wretched magazines and more to real people and they would see that being fat is not all what it’s made out to be either.
        Also, you made a good point about the other problems surrounding overweight and I agree (lots of mental issues – the vicious circle) but it’s already proven that problems like the one you mentioned (I believe you though!) or the “fat gene” are often used as a modern excuse for some who simply just can’t diet properly or eat more healthy with the right amount of exercise. Furthermore, when talking about skinny people they rarely mention the many issues behind it either OR viciously mention “wait until she’s 30″ (e.g. Kristen Stewart thread). As if they’re waiting to see people get fat =S. It’s also weird that people basically advocate being fat here but on an Adriana Lima thread LOTS of people were saying they would kill for a body like that no matter what the consequences and it seemed to me they liked her skinny because she suffered for it and deprives herself. I don’t understand and never will but a part of me thinks it is self-projection. Like it or not, people (men and women) are being judged and researched all the time, no reason to be sensitive about it. I sometimes don’t date a guy because he’s too skinny for me, like hell I will feel guilty about that. It’s not sexist when it happens to both genders. Besides, people advocating her weight and putting her up as a role model like Pia mentioned so eloquently is in my eyes sexist too since a part of why women like her so much is because she isn’t a threat, she’s “one of us, normal people”. I see that people would hate it if she would ever become slim or slimmer because then she “gave in” and becomes part of that spectrum that we so like to hate and that we can’t look up too because it demands hard work, work that we can’t put in to look “that” way.

        Not sure if I made my point well enough but it was nice discussing it either way *looks up to half the book I wrote :d)

      • mln76 says:

        @NM6804 Here is my own little novel response…
        I think you made a lot of great points actually. I get what you are saying about Angelina and Adele. I happen to like both of them and while I can admit neither one is the ultimate ideal body wise I think they have a lot to offer in other areas and that is what I appreciate. I personally prefer the things that Angie has gone on record saying about her weight (admitting it’s a struggle for her to keep weight on etc) than GOOP (promoting a bizarre exercise regime and diet as healthy while the PR friendly press is too chicken shit to point out that what she’s promoting is a form of bullimia). I also think a lot of what she gets criticized for is the fact that she has long limbs and tends to gain weight in her torso (she was 6 or 7 months pregnant and still had the same skinny arms for crissakes).
        As for Adele many people are protective of her because when it comes to pop stars the looks and image of most of the women in the public has overshadowed their actual talent and she’s in an adversarial relationship with a media culture that values weight above everything else. Everyone knows Beyonce, Rihanna, Britney and Katy Perry can’t really sing but they ‘look good’ so they get the best producers and beats and the industry creates hits for them. Many Adele fans feel resentful of a true talent being marginalized .
        I actually agree with you that many people would be angry with her if she did decide to lose weight just like they attacked Jen Hudson. I also believe that there is an epidemic in this country of people having an unhealthy relationship with food. I honestly don’t really see any difference in being anorexic or overweight in that both are unhealthy but if you are thin (But not too thin) you get lauded as an ideal even if your weight is actually the result of unhealthy habits.
        I just want to add it’s nice to have a cordial debate. I like having differing views and discussing them without getting to overheated and vicious :)

      • NM6804 says:

        Thumbs up for cordial debates! :)

      • poppy says:

        my apologies. i was not defending adele’s weight.

        i’m saying i respect her for having a real talent and not letting what other people think hold her back. for believing in herself and being sincere in what she says and does.
        she doesn’t feel the need to let people like GOOP tell her she has no right to wear a bikini unless she looks a certain way. believe it or not, it is not empowering to believe you have to look a certain way to enjoy the beach. ignorant statements such as after 30 you only have a few good years left before your looks fade (yes, GOOP said that about herself). that’s a load of sh*t, one that stands to make GOOP money by telling women they need to be just like her: fake, bulimic, and in constant need of someone else’s approval to feel good about themselves.
        i don’t think the world needs more fat people. i think the world needs more people that let their talent shine without letting society dictate what they should look like. we need people that are accepting of others the way they are, not the way everyone thinks they should be.
        and no, i won’t be mad at adele if drops some weight. that’s nonsensical.

      • kibbles says:

        I don’t think she needs to change the way she is as long as she maintains her weight and doesn’t yo-yo to a larger or much smaller size. I would guess she is around a size 16. Jennifer Hudson was around the same size until she chose to make her entire career about her weight loss. I personally think Jennifer is too skinny now for her body type. Some people are meant to be a little chunky. It’s in their genes. If Adele wants to lose a few dress sizes then good for her, but I don’t consider her to be unhealthily obese. I know some people who can eat like a pig and never gain weight but because they are skinny they are considered healthy. I doubt Adele is in front of a tv munching on chips all day. Not everyone wants to put in the effort to go on fasts and colonic cleansing and exercise every morning to look like Gwyneth Paltrow and that is okay. Adele is a pretty young woman and the focus should be on her singing and not her weight. A lot of women in Hollywood have to stay at a size 4 because they aren’t particularly talented and have nothing else to showcase if their looks fade.

  35. Jover says:

    Like Adele but models have been pushed off mag covers; it’s really every hollywood celeb, d-lister and reality “star” in all the botoxed, plastic surgeried and photoshopped glory that are the false standard.

  36. Asli says:

    Hope Adele cleans out! I hope Beyonce gets shut out! That crappy album doesn’t deserve any awards even if it is ‘her best work yet’. Ugh. Spare me. She shouldn’t even be allowed nominations. Her Dad’s on the Grammy’s Commitee Board. That’s the secret behind her 16 Grammy’s. And don’t give me that ‘he shall be un-biased’ thing. He has never nor will ever be un-biased towards B. He put Kelly’s career on hold when the group broke so that Beyonce wouldn’t have competition. Her album was planned to be released right about when ‘Dilemma’ came out to take advantage of the succes of the single but he pushed it back and focused on ‘Dangerously In Love’. Glad Kelly cut ties. Ever since she did she’s been doing pretty damn good.

  37. Bite me says:

    Beauty is so subjective

  38. skuddles says:

    Adele is very beautiful (and talented!) – I hope she never caves to pressure and turns herself into a stick figure. On the other hand, hope she never goes the Xtina route either.

  39. duncecap says:

    Why not call out all the skinny “singers” who have to rely on auto-tuning to sound good. Who don’t know anything about music but have their people do everything? Who parade around in the most gaudy outfits and fireworks, with some lame dance moves thrown in so you don’t notice the bad singing?

    The most amazing thing about Adele is that she does her own music. She sounds great live or in the recording studio. Hell, her voice is gorgeous even when she’s at home singing to her webcam. THAT is something to admire. THAT is what people should focus on. I think it hits a little too close to home to people like (BritBrit’s fans or KatyPerry, etc).

    Today’s singing industry is so strange in that its not about music anymore. Its image, acting, machinery and the singers don’t sing. If this were piano music and the pianists just posed and had auto-tune software do everything for them, but people attacked the real pianists for not looking like actors, what would that say about us?

    • Jover says:

      Excellent you’ve stated succinctly what many on this site and others believe, unfortunately, as long as their are consumers of crap, crap will be produced.It is baffling that complete fakery is celebrated as legitimate let alone “great” music. But with youtube, pandora, etc. you don’t have to listen to top 40 crap.

    • kibbles says:

      Absolutely spot on. Our minds have been warped to expect most mainstream female singers nowadays to look like barbies and use auto-tune. If that singer doesn’t look the way we expect her to look, then we concentrate on her weight than on whether she has enormous talent. Adele will just need to live with all the comments and criticism of her weight. I hope it doesn’t drive her to go the same path as Jennifer Hudson.

  40. sm255 says:

    Can’t she just PLEASE STFU about her stupid weight?

    • Maya says:

      Same here. Any time a female celebrity gives attention to it, gives tossers like Lagerfeld ammunition to start their misogynistic rubbish.

    • duncecap says:

      Can they just stop asking stupid questions about her weight? Its not only that. Writers will not always use everything the person says. Then a year later when something or someone brings attention to that celebrity they’ll recycle a relevant quote and bloat it up to fill a whole article.

  41. Linnythepooh says:

    If I were her, I wouldn’t give a flying f*ck about what a designer (who designs ‘fashion’for shapeless little boys anyway) thinks of me.

  42. Nonny says:

    Adele has an absoloutley beautiful face and you can bet your bottom dollar she is 100% natural.
    So much more attractive than botoxed stick insects that our society seems to worship.

  43. Shontay says:

    Adele is stunning no matter her size. She’s actually lost weight since her first album. Let’s move on though because there’s more to focus on. The girl’s got a kick ass personality. So funny and open.
    I hope he wins everything Sunday. I wish she could win even more, like 10. I actually love beyonce’s last album and I don’t see the point of bringing her up but OK. Even as a Beyonce fan I have to say Adele’s 21 blows away anything Beyonce has ever done.

  44. Lisa says:

    Oh, well, congratulations. You don’t represent me.

  45. original sandy says:

    i feel sorry for adele, she has a beautiful voice, she is beautiful inside and out, and all people see is her weight. she deserves more than to be limited down to just that, i hope she can ignore the remarks and move on, how sad, to say that where the public world could hear. really sad.

  46. T.C. says:

    Giselle might have the hot body but Adele has the beautiful face. The woman is gorgeous.

  47. Bej says:

    Some older male relative told my 15 year old daughter she was gorgeous & looks just like Adele. She came home, looked in the mirror & cried. My daughter is nowhere near Adeles size, she’s athletic & healthy, but just that one comparison put her in a self confidence tail spin because all she heard was Adele=fat. Telling her he meant her colouring, her perfect skin, her beautiful eyes didnt change that. Sometimes, right or wrong, gorgeous or talented, that is all people see.

  48. Bej says:

    Some older male relative told my 15 year old daughter she was gorgeous & looks just like Adele. She came home, looked in the mirror & cried. My daughter is nowhere near Adeles size, she’s athletic & healthy, but just that one comparison put her in a self confidence tail spin because all she heard was Adele=fat. Telling her he meant her coloring, her perfect skin, her beautiful eyes didn’t change that. Sometimes, right or wrong, gorgeous or talented, that is all people see.

  49. Maya says:

    Honestly, I’d rather hear her sing than talk. I recently saw an interview with her on TV and she sounds as though she has never had a basic education. Never mind her weight. She reminded me of a chav.

  50. Aqua says:

    I listen to Adele because she is genuine and truly talented that’s what should matter.Not her size or her weight. That to me is personal and private and it should be between her and her physician to take care of or deal with.

  51. Kim says:

    She is a singer why would she want to look like a model? That isnt her choosen profession. Id take Adeles voice over Giselles face any day of the week.

    Such a sexist industry. Men never get these comments. No fat, male singer has ever been bagged on so ruthlessly about his weight like Adele has.

    Dont listen to the haters Adele – you rock!

  52. Maya says:

    I just remembered.
    What I found odd about Lagerfeld’s comment was the way he targetted Adele.
    I don’t recall him saying anything about Beth Ditto (who even sat in the front row of his shows) and Ditto is elephantine compared to Adele.
    So it seems that if a celebrity doesn’t bow down to Karl in some way, to endorse Chanel (a label for anorexic women), then he fires off his missives, the ugly crone that he is.

  53. Kosmos says:

    Once you’re in the public eye, people will focus on “everything” about you. There will be opinions galore. It’s the nature of the beast. I see her as a great role model for women and I’m happy that she’s not perfect, because who is? And what does it matter? Her art is singing and she has done very, very well, and that gift is what she is sharing with us, so let’s not turn her into a circus act, but just appreciate her immense talent.

  54. Beatriz says:

    Ugh, I’m gonna be so pissed if Lady GaGa wins over Adele at the Grammys!!!

  55. JudyJudyJudy says:

    “im 5’4 and 134 lbs.”

    um, that’s overweight for your height.

    • Remote Control says:


    • Alina says:

      Not even close – a BMI for that height/weight is 23 (over 25 is medically overweight). My sister is 5-4 and 132 lbs and she is a size 6, not at all fat. Unless you’re the type of person who thinks that anyone over a size 2 is fat.

  56. Adrien says:

    Adele shared a photo of her slimmed self recently. I think she lost weight due to her throat surgery. She looks a little weird. Still pretty, but weird. She’s looks better with the weight on.
    Also Kaiser, I disagree that Beyonce’s album is horrible.

  57. Lauren says:

    Adele is beautiful and confident. I do not care how much she weighs. She can sing LIVE. Anyone can lose weight, but one cannot grow a Voice.

  58. It is ME!! says:

    I don’t care what Adele looks like or what she weighs- girlfriend can SANG.

    And that is all that matters.

  59. Ogechi says:

    I love love love love love love Adele. I mean, a lady with high self confidence-ADELE! She is an inspiration and ladies should copy from her.

  60. LittleDeadGrrl says:

    I really am getting tired of the weight thing. Once upon a time no one mentioned how fat or thin a singer was, it was a non issue, not its all about how they look. No wonder the music industry is becoming shit.