Miranda Lambert graces the cover for this month's SELF Magazine and she does not pull punches. She talks about her weight, husband Blake Shelton, and her music. She even talks about her butt, "I don't mind having a big butt. I actually like that about myself." Specifically, Miranda talks about the pressure to be thin and her own struggles with weight:
"I don't care about being stick-thin. I don't want stuff to jiggle. Really skinny actresses make me hungry—I see them and think, Honey, you need to eat! I'm lucky I don't have to live like that. I feel my best when I'm a toned, not flabby, size 8. Women come up to me and say, 'You're beautiful and confident, and that makes me feel I can be, too.'"
Those conversations spill into her marriage, even though the country power couple barely sees each other. She reveals a conversation the two had about her weight:
"I asked Blake, 'Dude, why didn't you tell me I got fat?' He said, 'That would go over like a lead balloon. It's not my job to tell you you're fat. It's my job to tell you you're beautiful.'"
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