Adele has some words to live by when it comes to body image

With the news that her album “21” was declared the best album of all time by Billboard, and with the excitement surrounding her new album on Nov. 20th (we’re so close!), Adele is definitely on top of her game right now. For the past few years, she’s been one of our favorite ambassadors for body-positivity and generally promoting a rad sense of self-acceptance. Remember the mean-boy comment heard round the world in 2012? Apparently Karl Lagerfeld called her “a little too fat” and our girl shut it down with the best response ever, saying, “I’ve never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines. I represent the majority of women and I’m very proud of that.”

And she just keeps dropping wisdom (along with stellar singles). In a new interview with SiriusXM Town Hall‘s Jenny Eliscu to promote her new album, “25,” Adele talked a little more about her body image issues—or total lack thereof. “I do have body image problems, for sure, but I don’t let them rule my life at all,” she said. “And there’s bigger issues going on in the world than how I feel about myself and stuff like that.”

She goes on to say, very bluntly, “I think mainly that there’s only one of you so why would you want to look like everyone else? Why would you want to have the same hairstyle as everyone else and have the same opinions as everybody else?”

Basically, Adele nailed it. We love her matter-of-fact-no-nonsense approach to being real about just living life as yourself and not trying to fit a certain prescribed beauty standard.

Perhaps the best thing Adele has given us (y’know, besides some of the most belt-worthy songs of all time) is a way of dealing with critics: the best way to shut someone down when they’re being negative about you is simply to hold up your head and take the ain’t-nobody-got-time-for-that approach. And never hang around people who put you down; as she told Rolling Stone back in 2011,

Just some more words to live by, courtesy of Adele.

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