Miranda Lambert Covers ‘Marie Claire,’ Talks Weight Loss, Blake Shelton, Drinking and More

December 8, 2014

Miranda Lambert graces the cover of ‘Marie Claire’ magazine and opens up about her weight loss, her marriage to fellow country music star Blake Shelton and more in a wide-ranging interview. She also poses in a swimsuit which highlights her successful efforts to slim down.

The 31-year-old Miranda Lambert recently released her fifth studio album,’Platinum.’ But, as she reveals to Marie Claire magazine, that’s not her only milestone this year. She has also lost 20 pounds and shows her svelte figure off to good effect in the photo spread.

It was one of the topics she spoke out about; this constant scrutiny, unfair as it is, of women who are in the public eye. Miranda Lambert said of her weight loss, “‘When you have to walk out there in front of thousands of people, it does feel good to know that your s—‘s not jiggling.”

She went on to say, “I’m just like anybody else, insecure and scared of looking bad or being criticized. But everybody’s making this big, giant thing about it.”

She added, “It’s way too much focus on women’s bikini photos, and I hate it. Why do we care? I want women to love themselves whatever they’ve got going on.”

Sadly, we have not reached that point in society. And, as we know, it’s not just the weight loss talk that Miranda Lambert has had to confront. Her marriage to Blake Shelton is one of those perennial favorites of tabloids and blogs.

She had high praise for her husband, even as one wonders, if what she says will have much impact on those who like to believe the worst. She said, “I’m not sunshine and roses. Blake’s the happiest person on the planet. He pulls me out of my darkness … Literally, everything is the best about being married.”

Miranda Lambert also spoke about her drinking candidly telling the magazine, “I’m not afraid of a pill. I have to take them in the mornings because I drink a lot. Advil helps. So does a Bloody Mary.”

Asked to clarify just how much “a lot” is, she replied, “You know when you have to check those boxes when you go to the doctor? Do you drink every day? Never? Socially? I’m always like, Hmm, the truth or not the truth?”

While the interview has its high points, the attention has been on Miranda Lambert’s weight loss, of course, and there are quite a few photos, along with the Marie Claire cover and more interview excerpts here. A behind-the-scenes video of the cover shoot is below.

Pictures: PR Photos

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