Cher does 3-5 minutes of planks a day, loves that ‘Cher Hair’ is in style


Cher is 71. How did that happen? I don’t know but it did and she’s just as fierce as always. She’s fairly entertaining on Twitter, one of the few emoji-heavy Tweeters I can handle. Please know that I do not always agree with Cher but I cannot stop from loving her. I used to think I sounded like her when I sang along to her songs but then someone heard me and apparently, no – no I do not sound anything like her. Anyway, Cher may be a septuagenarian but that doesn’t really seem to be slowing her down. She and Future are the faces of the new Gap fall campaign ad. If the teaser is anything to go by, Cher still loves her auto-tune, which is great for me because I love when she uses auto-tune too. To promote her partnership with Gap, she spoke to People about her famous look and how she maintains her enviable figure.

She Keeps All Her Famous Costumes in Storage: “They have to be kept in a unit that is the right temperature so the fabrics are preserved. I don’t plan to re-wear them, but also my whole life I was 106 pounds, and I haven’t been that in a million years! I can’t really get into most of them. There’s a big difference between 106 and 126.”

She Does Planks Every (!) Day: “I started out with 30 seconds and I thought I was gonna die. Now I do three to five minutes!”

She Has Only One Fashion Rule: “Be who you are. When Sonny [Bono] and I first started, we were wearing clothes that no one was wearing and that got us into trouble. People thought we were freaks. There’s a penalty when you’re the first to try something different.”

She’s All About the “Cher Hair” Trend: “It’s a good look! I saw Kim [Kardashian West] do it, and thought it was so great. I’ve worn my hair like that since I was a girl. For now it’s back, but then girls will start doing something else when they get bored.”

Her Favorite Look Ever Was One of Her Riskiest: The 1986 Academy Awards: “It was just crazy, but I was so in love with it. It was this huge black feather Mohawk. I mean I love that outfit so much. It was so beautiful. If you saw that outfit in person it was just amazing.”

[From People]

Youch! Just reading that she does 5 minutes of planks makes me hurt all over. I’m still very much at the 30-seconds-and-going-to-die phase. When I was a teen, the celebrity rumor (after the Richard Gere one) was that Cher had ribs removed to remain skinny. *sigh* To find out it was just diet and workouts after all… *puts down third Mars bar*. I was kind of shook by her saying she used to be 106 pounds. She’s 5’9’, holy moly, that’s not a lot of weight for that much frame. I do love that she preserves all her former costumes, I’ll bet she goes and visits them. I would. I understand what she’s saying about her famous Academy Award outfit. I always thought that the thing was probably amazing in person. And man, she owned that look.

As for the Cher hair trend, it’s kind of funny since Cher is wearing her hair wavier these days but yes, I see it as ‘Cher hair’ too. Apparently there is a mutual appreciation society between Cher and Kim Kardashian. Not only does Kim say Cher is her fashion idol but Cher awarded Kim her outfit of the year award for this two-piece Balmain number. And I can see why, because Cher would totally rock that.

Cher also says her skin care regime is pretty eclectic and that she doesn’t stick to “one particular product.” I believe she probably does use different products but by the look of these photos, I’d guess there are a couple of procedures she comes back to.

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  1. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    I do believe she said 3 to 5 minutes ( disclaimer, I can barely do one!)…

  2. littlemissnaughty says:

    *cries* A Cher post. I love you.

    I believe the 106 lbs, she was very slender.

    • Millenial says:

      I do wish she wouldn’t name the number. It can be very harmful. As a teenager, I suffered from an eating disorder and this would have been used as “inspiration” by me and many others. Even in the 90′s, girls online were talking about how much Vivien Leigh, Audrey Hepburn, Karen Carpenter, Vera-Ellen,etc… weighed and idolizing them for their thinness. So, even though Cher is an older star, this still has an impact. I can tell you even years later, I immediately calculated her BMI and sighed wistfully.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        I get it, I really do. Numbers can be dangerous. Weight, calories, number of meals, clothing size … trust me, I get it. But as much as I wish we would be more aware of the epidemic that is EDs, we also cannot expect the entire world to change the way it communicates. That’s not going to happen. Everything can be harmful to someone. That’s not on Cher though.

    • Carol says:

      She’s not 5’9 though. Maybe 5’6. She’s actually not that tall

  3. Astrid says:

    What is happening to the world when a post about Cher includes Kim K?

  4. CharlieBouquet says:

    I know Astrid lol, if we could turn back time, I’ll see myself out*wocka wocka*

  5. Zondie says:

    We used to look forward to Sonny & Cher to see what outfits they would wear. They really did pioneer that early seventies eclectic/boho look.

  6. minx says:

    Just love her! I remember “I Got You Babe” when I was in 8th grade, and now all these years later she’s still around and insulting Trump.

    • FHMom says:

      Have you seen the movie Groundhog Day? My kids and I watched that over the weekend and ‘I Got You Babe’ was played over and over again.

  7. FHMom says:

    I love her candidness. She really was quite thin back then.

    I remember watching the original Sonny and Cher show with my parents when I was a kid. Her costumes were the best.

  8. Sleepy says:

    I love that she uses the toilet emoji for trump

  9. Lucy says:

    Gotta love her. She seems so cool and at ease.

  10. Bananapanda says:

    She was so cool and slinky in the 70s. Unlike anyone else.

    Her stories! Seems every time I watch a music doc Cher pops up – Leon Russell was the most recent one – as she was around everyone in the 70s and 80s.

  11. K says:

    Both Cher and Kim K have Armenian ancestry (Cher’s last name is Sarkisian). I imagine that’s something that bonds them, as weird as reading their names side-by-side may be — Hollywood is not that big, and both Kim and Cher have spoken out about the importance of recognizing the Armenian genocide.