Meghan Trainor Never Thought She Would Make It

Meghan Trainor Never Thought She Would Make It

The moment ‘All About That Bass’ was released, Meghan Trainor jumped to the top of the pop scene. She has written a duet with Harry Styles, released a debut album, and sat with the biggest names in the industry during the 2015 Grammy Awards. But if you ask Meghan, she had no idea any of this was possible.

In a recent cover story with Seventeen, Meghan discusses her insecurities openly: “When I saw photos of myself, I would think, I look awful. There’s a double chin! I never thought I’d be a pop star. I don’t look like Rihanna. [Then] after the video for ‘All About That Bass’ came out… when I was signing autographs, this girl came up to me bawling and said, ‘You make me feel pretty again. Thank you.’”

She goes on to explain how the experience she had with that fan really changed things for her. She said, “It really resonated with me that this girl was so gorgeous, and she didn’t even know it. It’s a mental thing. Just recently I was thinking, ‘I’m confident now, and I look good,’ and that’s because I’ve started saying those words out loud more. So now when I see pictures, I’m like, ‘Oh my God, why would I hate myself at all? I look incredible in that picture!’” That’s more like it!

Check out the entire interview with Seventeen here!