Kelly Osbourne: ‘My body will never be perfect but I do not want it to be’

I find that I like Kelly Osbourne despite all of her faults and pettiness. Isn’t that weird? I mean, I don’t have a girl-crush on her or anything, but I think she’s better than most C-list celebrities and I find myself enjoying her interviews. She’s amusing, probably because she’s not “above” waging battles with other celebrities and because she’ll never win so how can she lose? I also kind of admire how she managed to lose a dramatic amount of weight… and keep it off. Beyond that, however, she’s really not an admirable person. Which is fine. I don’t know anyone holding her up as some kind of role model anyway.

So, Kelly covers the new issue of Self Magazine – the images aren’t half-bad, although I think the cover shot is weirdly Photoshopped around her hips and legs. The interview is decent too:

It’s taken her 4 years to lose 70 pounds: Kelly has managed to lose her weight by combining healthy eating with exercise – doing a minimum of a half an hour cardio a day, ‘usually intervals on the treadmill’ plus ‘whatever else i feel like that day – weights, yoga Pilates.’ She also tries to make workouts fun and since she avoids going out on Saturday nights she has friends of for a hula-hoop session. ‘I put on ridiculous outfits and hula-hoop and dance when everyone else is at ”da club.” We call it #HipHopAnonymous. Adam Lambert is in it. We live in the same building.’

On the quest for perfection: ‘[I figured] out there is no such thing as perfection. If I had known that earlier, I wouldn’t have been such a f–k up. The only thing I can be is me. I’m not perfect. I make mistakes. And my body is not perfect, either, but I love it. It will never be perfect but I do not want it to be. That’s so boring!’

She wants to look good while working out: ‘I dress up for the gym. That way, when you look in the mirror you’re like ”Oh, I look cute” not ‘Get me out of here.”’

She eats her “fattest meal” in the morning: Eating has also been a big change for Kelly, who tries to eat her most ‘fattiest meal’ in the morning – even if that means pizza.

Her boyfriend, Matthew Mosshart, is sort of a vegan: ‘Everyone is like ”Kelly Lost weight because of her vegan boyfriend”. Shut up. It’s because I’m happy. And he is not even vegan.’

Her bad days: ‘When you change your body, you start to get selfish. You’re like, ”Oh, but that’s still fat and that’s still gross and why can’t I look like that?” To stop myself I have to look at how far I’ve come. I’ve learned how to eat right and look after myself. Also, I don’t weigh myself. If you like what you see in front of the mirror, then what’s the f**king point of getting on a scale?’

A healthy sense of envy: ‘It’s OK to have a healthy envy and look up to somebody and set goals, but you have to realise that you’re never going to be exactly that person. Wishing you were Angelina Jolie or J.Lo isn’t going to change the fact that you’re not. Why not start working with what you do have instead of what you don’t?’

Doctors still don’t know what caused her seizure: ‘I never want to take health for granted. The seizure was 60 seconds, but those 60 seconds will change me life for the better forever. I’ve worked hard to get into shape, and I’m going to continue. Not because skinny is important to me, but because I want to feel good.’

[From Self via The Mail]

I couldn’t eat my “fattest meal” in the morning because I’m never that hungry in the morning. All I can ever eat is my yogurt and a banana. The thought of pancakes or waffles or whatever kind of nauseates me. But… I’m starving by lunchtime. I usually have a decent-sized lunch. Let’s see, what else? I agree with her about the scale… if you feel good, if you feel healthy and like you’re doing well, don’t assign a number to that feeling. Don’t live and die by a number on a scale. Oh, but I don’t agree with her about looking cute at the gym. I look like ten kinds of hell at the gym (I’m a sweaty, makeup-free mess), and I have no interest in looking “cute” for the gym. I think “looking cute at the gym: defeats the purpose of going to the gym to get a good workout.

Photos courtesy of Self Magazine.

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  1. mkyarwood says:

    Meh. It’s not cool to be on covers like this, when all your weight loss is diet and lipo related. Awesome hips, tho.

  2. Eleonor says:

    Three things I like about her:
    1) She has tried to build a career beyond the reality.
    2) she is one of the few persons who really has tried to help Amy Winehouse.
    3) She is not the brightest bulb on earth, but I find her harmless.

    • rundee says:

      Hi Eleonor,
      just out of curiousity: What is/was her career outside of reality tv? I must have missed that…

      • Eleonor says:

        I haven’t said she has succeed ;)

      • Dawn says:

        I do believe she tried music and acting and neither one flew. She also did some modeling for Madonna’s kid’s line. And she actually dresses nice and does know fashion so yes, she has tried. I like Kelly and I think she is growing into who she will become right now. There are so many worse people who are celebrated every single day that I refuse to say anything bad about this one.

      • V4Real says:

        I want to like her but looking at these photos just remind me of how she used to criticize Christina and Britney for shoing off their bodies. Now that she has lost the weight; she’s doing the same exact thing she was accusing them of. I do kind of like her on Fashion Police.

  3. Jennykins says:

    I wanna go hula hooping with lambert! Esp if he brings his hilarious cod pieces.

  4. Ailine says:

    I wish women would stop commenting on weight and weight perfection. Doesn’t she have anything interesting to say? She should have said there is no such thing as a perfect body and left it at that.

    • nofkksgiven says:

      For a lot of women it is a BIG issue. It may be shallow in a sense…but still a topic worth addressing.

      • Emily says:

        A topic worth addressing……. for every single female celebrity ever.
        Noone seems to care what’s in their brains other than their eating plan and work out tips…
        It’s only such a big deal because we continue to let it be. If they didn’t keep running articles about it, less people would obsess…

    • Liv says:

      So what is supposed to be a perfect body? So ridiculous.

    • whateveryouwantittobe says:

      Every fking cover I see of her is about her weight. She goes on about how it doesn’t matter to her all the while it’s the central focus of the entire article and every picture is in a bikini or midriff top and ass shorts.

      You can stop reminding us you’re not fat anymore, we know! If it really doesn’t matter, maybe you can find something more interesting to talk about.

  5. Launicaangelina says:

    She looks great. I totally agree about the evil scale. It can be so discouraging. It’s important to focus on fitness, not a number.

  6. Bunny says:

    She has odd skinny/fat body shape. Bikini is not for her. BTW you lost weight we get it, WE GET IT. Stop talking about all the time. I guess it is the only thing that helps her stay relevant.

  7. serena says:

    She really looks good with that haircolour.

    • Amy says:

      I know, right? I would rock it if I were younger. (I always wanted blue hair like Stormer on Jem when I was younger. I had a blue streak for a while).

    • Nina W says:

      I’m so over her hair. It’s awful and unflattering. At least they photo shopped or dyed it to a prettier, even shade but it’s still ug.

  8. nell says:

    at least she is not claiming that she is a size zero anymore that’s a good start.

  9. Daahling says:

    Goodness gracious child, pick up a book and read it. Are you capable of any discussion outside of being an Osbourne, being fat/skinny (her words, not mine), fame? Stop being so vapid.

    • The Original Mia says:

      Isn’t this the God’s honest truth? All she talks about is her weight & her body. Is there anything else rolling around in that head of hers except bashing other celebs for not being as fashionable & thin as her.

      • Trillion says:

        Maybe she’s just answering the questions and all the questions happen to be limited to weight, bf, family, etc. etc. Another note, if she started talking about politics, literature, art, philosophy, etc. she’d get slammed for trying to sound “smart”. At least I’ve not heard her say anything blatantly stupid like Jessica Alba or Gisele. Yet.

    • Daahling says:

      @ Trillion– She can redirect the conversation at any time. And I agree that she would get slammed if she started waxing philosophical, but at least mention how you have enjoyed reading about interesting topic A, you are interested in taking some continuing ed courses in art, music, business, anything! I have a friend who talks about calorie counts all day long, so perhaps I’m projecting, but…naaah.

      I see what you mean though– celebrities can’t win LOL

      • Nina W says:

        Does she have an education? Has she just been living in the vacuum of la-la land her whole life? I grew up down there and most of the young women aspire to be vapid, she’s a product of her environment.

  10. tripmom says:

    I completely agree with her about looking cute at the gym. It helps me stay motivated. I like to look cute (who doesn’t?), so if buying a cute new workout outfit now and then keeps me excited about going I say that’s a good thing.

    • Lipsy says:

      Same. I’m working out to look good and feel good, so I want to dress accordingly! It’s not like I put on fake lashes and a cake layer of makeup for the workout but I have a membership to a big gym chain in my city, so I’d rather not run into people looking like I just rolled out of the bed.

  11. L says:

    I like looking like a hot sweaty mess at the gym. That way when I look in a mirror I’m like “YES, I’m working hard and busting ass. I am woman!! RAWR!!”

    The girls with makeup barely sweating on the treadmills drive me batty.

  12. lucy2 says:

    She seems pretty shallow, yet harmless.
    Except, considering all she went through with her own weight, I really dislike that she sits silently or laughs when they make fun of someone else’s weight on Fashion Police.

    • Jo says:

      How does someone silently laugh?

      • Emily says:

        The word “OR” is in there

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        @lucy2, ITA. There was one particular episode where they were criticizing Christina Aguillera’s weight and Kelly was lapping it up, saying how she’d never been THAT fat. I realize they have a rather nasty history together, but she could have taken the high road.

      • lucy2 says:

        @Mort, I remember seeing a clip of that one, definitely, and others too, people she has no past with. I usually only watch FP during awards season so I don’t know if it’s a common thing, but I’ve seen it happen several times and always cringe when she says nothing in response.

    • Nina W says:

      She doesn’t just sit quietly she makes quite a few nasty cracks herself. She’s not nice.

  13. Dutch says:

    Why do the covers of these fitness mags use photos with the same semi mouth agape facial expression all. the. time. It’s creepy.

  14. I totally glam up for the gym or Zumba or running. I do makeup with my red lips, makes me feel better as I kill myself! lol

  15. Ashling says:

    I dislike her. But this is a good photo shoot.

    • Barhey says:

      I’m kind of mixed about this photo shoot. Face wise, its very flattering for her – her hair looks good and her strange face shape is kind of downplayed. But I think the fashion is awful and shows off her flaws instead of her better parts. Like the last pic – instead of making her look toned her stomach looks pushed out and round.

      Shape normally does a good job of styling so I’m surprised by the unflattering clothing.

  16. Relli says:

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Good god does she have nothing better to talk about, this has been EVery Interview she has done in the last year or 2. I am surprised she didnt take she opportunity to explain the even though her parents are living seperate lives she jas not been driven to comfort food as she is still eating healthy and exercising.

  17. Zigggy says:

    She looks great. I like those bathing suits.

  18. WickedSteppMom says:

    She mentioned that doctors still don’t know what caused her seizure…FYI: In 7 out of 10 people, they never find the cause. Kelly: Your brain is irritable…don’t piss it off further with more inane comments. (No joke, my neurologist calls my brain “irritable”…seizures, migraines, insomnia.)

  19. Diana says:

    I never pay atention to the scale. I tend to judge my weight by how my clothes fit and if I’m liking the way my body looks because when you gain muscle you can be on the heavier side on the scale but that doesn’t mean you fat or overweight.

    • littlestar says:

      I have the same approach as you. As long as I like how my body looks, there’s no point on getting on a scale and stressing over how much you weigh. And you are so right about muscle weight!

    • Beatriz says:

      Me too. I always judge my weight according to belt-notches ;)

    • Nina W says:

      I don’t own a scale. I get on a scale once a year at the doctors office. I go by how my clothes fit and how I feel. The number doesn’t matter.

  20. littlestar says:

    I feel pretty much the same way about Kelly – I like her but I realize she isn’t exactly a rocket scientist.

    As for looking cute when working out, well I do like to wear nice workout clothes. I never feel good wearing grubby sweats and a t-shirt. Joe Fresh has some really cute and affordable workout clothes. However, my hair is always pulled back and I have no makeup on! Makeup and sweating sounds like a recipe for a breakout.

  21. Happy21 says:

    I’m not a fan and I’m sick to death about hearing about her weight loss. I get it. She lost 70 pounds. Good for her – really but shut up already!

    That being said I find all of those photos and almost every photo of her EVER totally photoshopped.

  22. Ann says:

    I find the last bit about the seizure a tad odd. I have epilepsy and I always find it strange when anyone talks about any medical disorder as something positive in their life. If I could choose not to have seizures I would. They are unpleasant and they don’t make me a better person, just someone who has to take anti-convulsion meds and sometimes has seizures. I understand that she can turn it into something positive by bringing attention to the issue but if that happens I hope she doesn’t act like she is glad to have whatever condition is causing the seizures. She seems like someone who might do that.

    • Nina W says:

      She’s no brainiac, it’s just an inane comment she probably doesn’t even mean.

    • jwoolman says:

      She’s assuming the seizure was a one-time mystery event that just reminded her that she needs to stay healthy for reasons other than appearance. A lot of people consider medical events that aren’t fatal (e.g. a heart attack) as a wakeup call that helps them make changes and stick to them. Motivation, basically. Dealing with seizures on a regular basis would get old fast for her, too…

  23. some bitch says:

    Not really the biggest fan of Kelly O, but I do have to give her props for losing weight slowly and keeping it off. She has developed a neat fashion sense over the years.

  24. Chris says:

    Hmmm…does she ever give interviews anymore where she DOESN’T talk about weight-loss or her body or whatever, or isn’t taking some highly photo-shopped pictures of herself showing off her body? For someone who is claiming she’s ok with “not having a perfect body” she seems to spend an awful lot of time talking about/obsessing over it.”

    I’d find her more interesting if she ever had anything else to talk about.

  25. Kim says:

    Oh please she doesnt want a perfect body -thats all she talks about and she poses for every body image magazine photoshopped to the hilt. She wants a perfect body – she just will never have one because she is pear shaped.

  26. Official Bitch says:

    She still looks like a fat girl.

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  28. Kate says:

    So much photoshop she looks like a cartoon character.