Beauty & Body Image, Britney Spears

Britney Spears: “What I do calls for me to look good. People expect that”

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On body image:

I think it’s important to look good and feel good about yourself, but I go both ways on it. I think it’s cruel how the world puts so much emphasis on our looks. I was just watching ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians,’ and I see Kim and what she went through when she was pregnant – the tabloids were so mean to her because she was big. At one point in the show she was upset and said something like, ‘I would be lying if I said that the criticism from the paparazzi while I’ve been pregnant hasn’t taken a toll on me,’ And I was like, ‘Bless her heart,’ Because I remember that time. First of all you are already emotional, and then the paparazzi are taking pictures of you pregnant. That should be the time [in your life] when your body is the most treasured, I love being pregnant for so many reasons, not to mention the sex is awesome then. But in this business you make a deal with the devil. I’ve learned you kind of have to go with it. What I do calls for me to look good. People expect that.I kind of take it as my job.”

… says Britney.

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  • Sydney

    She should start doing her job.

    • Victoria

      That was just mean

      • guesty

        waa!! waa!! Britney said it…and there’s a fair amount of comments below that feel she doesn’t look good or her best…

    • jiffy

      i think people deserve days off. I don’t think anyone’s jobs should be 24-7. Her job is, technically, to look good for public appearances, photo shoots, movies and music videos. WE are just intrusive

      • Sydney

        Britney has taken a few years off. I’m a huge fan and I think she needs some TLC. I thought I was being funny actually. She says it’s her job and yet I have not seen her looking too great for a while. Not her figure but her hair and clothing and make up. With all the resources at her disposal it doesn’t make sense so I’m poking fun at that.

    • Cloudy9

      If her job is to look like a sloppy trailer park drop out with the IQ of mayonnaise. Nailed it.

  • Courtney

    She is fit… But she just looks so tired to me. Not the same as she used to. And with all the money she has, and the ability to hire a stylist, she dresses so bad! I’m always rooting for her though. Hope to see her continue to do well!

  • lc

    Aw she looks beautiful on the cover! And she looks fabulous in the candids, style-wise and she is fit! What an honest interview too btw. I love Brit, but I can’t help but think she has lost her spark, emotionally/mentally, sadly.

    • jackie

      I agree! She always seems like such a sweet and nice person. That’s probably the main reason why she looks somewhat worn out/ tired now. She grew up in this f***** up industry and a lot of people probably took advantage of her nice personality and naiveté…
      I always feel bad fer her because she doesn’t seem to be the smartest but she seems to have a really big heart (even for Kim K.).

      • lc

        Exactly, she must have a sweet heart the size of Saturn if she can find anything remotely nice to say about Kim, let alone have sympathy for her.

  • EmilyWinePirate

    I read a quote from her that she dresses in the same type of thing all the time so paps won’t want as many photos.

    • Magda

      I read the same thing about Daniel Radcliff lol.
      Smart move, you become less interisting 🙂

  • Rosa

    Yeah, wouldn’t know that by looking at you, Britney, since you look a hot mess 90% of the time. Seriously, she is such a slob on her days off.

  • Lula

    She used to be such a performer. I wonder where all that talent went. She really does just seem… Tired?

  • Jessicasimpson

    If its her job to look look why does she always look so bad. I look at her and see somebody who should be working at 7/11.

  • HB

    She looks great lately, and I know she was one of the first to really bow under the pressure from the paparazzi. Good for her.

  • Kat

    I was reading her quote seriously until the “not to mention the sex is awesome” part. Got a bit derailed!

  • liam

    britney is not the happy and stunning girl she used to be. something took her enery away. her kids are really cute and pretty.

  • chrissy

    i think she always looks disgusting. like she looks dirty all the time. the amount of photoshop they do is insulting.

  • JD

    Wow, sure is a lot of hate on here. She’s just a woman at the end of the day. We all have our stuff and we all don’t look amazing 24/7. If she wants to wear sweats and not wash her hair, who cares! As for the fact that she doesn’t look how she used to…well, she used to not be a mother of two. Your body changes after you have children. She looks great to me. She’s healthy and fit. Get it girl!

  • Victoria

    She’s been through so much… Yes, she’s not the same Britney from 10 years ago, but who is? I think she’s a nice young lady and looks beautiful. I hope she’s happy. Keep doing your thing, Britney 🙂

    • anonymous

      LOL at “she’s been through so much” she is a spoiled pop tart with zero talent. If she is an example of a person who has had it hard then you have obviously lived a very sheltered life.

  • Kat Lindsey

    I will always have a soft spot for her, she look fit and i like her body. While I don’t like going out of the house in sweats she seems more comfortable in them, then when she’s dressed up.

  • KC

    I find it odd how so many here think it’s so horrible to dress down sometimes. Most of these candids appear to be at one of her kid’s baseball or soccer games. The only reason to dress nicely at those is to compete with the other pathetic mothers or to break up someone else’s marriage.

    • qwerty

      only the person inside the marriage can break up the marriage (since they’re the one in charge of their own decisions and aren’t hypnotized). and just because someone doesn’t dress down at occasions where it’s socially acceptable to do so doesn’t mean they’re trying to lure someone into having se* with them.

      • KC

        This is very true, but I was just making an offhand comment about a hypothetical situation where perhaps a lonely new divorcee was looking for some attention from little Brad’s dad. I didn’t actually mean the way a person dresses is the reason people have affairs. All I was really trying to say, is people dress a certain way to attract a certain kind of attention. This is true for everyone, whether they dress up or down or somewhere in between. I often dress in jeans and a t-shirt because it will attract the least amount of attention from people since I like being left alone. I imagine Britney might dress down for similar reasons, especially at her kid’s sporting events because the focus should be on the kids, not the celebrity and what she is wearing.

        • qwerty

          i read over this after i wrote it and it kind of sounds angry or whatever, but that’s not my tone at all :).
          ————

          “All I was really trying to say, is people dress a certain way to attract a certain kind of attention. This is true for everyone”

          no it’s not. i live in australia (hot summers) and have a ‘hourglass’ body, so whenever i wear summer clothes i get disgusting lewd remarks from old men (even when i myself wear a plain top, jeans and chucks; which i do quite often). i’m certainly not dressing for them because i’m a lesbian.

          i’ve heard this “people dress for other people” statement countless times and i personally find it offensive. when people think that someone else is dressing for them or doing something for them it’s all their own imagination (obv there are people who dress for other, e.g. you). the reason i have such a problem with this is because it’s exactly what rapists say (and we all know many rapists go to jail; about 3% i believe it is). i’m not saying that you’re a rapist, but i do worry that you’re overexposed to our societies sick media and have internalized their views (which are, more often than not, defended e.g. staubenville etc.)
          ———-

          ” I was just making an offhand comment about a hypothetical situation where PERHAPS a lonely new divorcee was looking for some attention”

          “The ONLY reason to dress nicely at those is to compete with the other pathetic mothers or to break up someone else’s marriage.”

          you’re backtracking.
          and why would you assume that all newly divorced women want attention from married men?
          ————
          “Britney might dress down for similar reasons, especially at her kid’s sporting events because the focus should be on the kids, not the celebrity and what she is wearing.”

          britney’s a celebrity, no matter what she wears the focus will always be on what she is wearing.

    • SA girl

      Do you really think so? Maybe distasteful ‘prostitute type’ dressing from some women are meant to break down marriages. However, classy trendy dressing is usually for ones’ self (the most important person to impress is you), and if that person is in a committed relationship, women dress smartly but classy to keep their partners interested, as it is not only character that attracts a man, like it or not, physical attractiveness is just as important. Men are visual creatures. Note to all women: always keep yourself classy and trendy, no one is saying that you should overdress at your children’s sports events, but dress casual but classy. Simply put: ” Be beautiful always!” There is nothing wrong with being smart and looking after yourself, as there is a vast difference between classy and slutty dressing.

  • MerryHappy

    I will always have a soft spot for Britney.
    I think she is looking so much better lately, even her skin is looking better. She had a rough patch for a few years, you could even see it in her skin, she looked so tired all of the time and a little haggard. I feel like she is getting back on track. Her body looks good too, you can tell she is working out and eating better.

  • snoops

    Its easy to make a joke here regarding her quote, since she usually looks messy. However to be fair she is not “working” when she is going grocery shopping, with her kids etc so she doesnt have to wear her work uniform (ie hair and makeup, fitted clothes, looking “good” as per her quote). Also, she is adorable. She’s the complete opposite of pretentious.

    • anonymous

      There is no excuse for looking like you haven’t showered in weeks. she looks dirty and unkempt. there is nothing remotely “adorable”about this woman. She IS about pretentious as it gets. Lipsyninching is very pretentious.
      her music is for teenyboppers and tweens.

      • Lau

        I have to say I agree, her music wasn’t all that bad when she was a teen, but there is almost no excuse for looking like that, celebrity or not, unless you are extremely poor (can’t afford make up, clothes, barely surviving yourself) or terminaly ill going to the hospital.

  • Ajla R

    Agree on the Kim comment! Everybody was just mean for no reason. But then again.. People are quite hypocritical when it comes to Kim K..

    As for Biritney.. she just looks tired 24/7 which is a shame ’cause she’s a beautiful woman :-/

  • disqus_e5owUDo2KZ

    There’s that beautiful smile and super-white teeth she’s so famous for.

  • SA girl

    Only truth in that. I really like Britney’s quote. Everyone is fair game for criticism, even pregnant women, sad but very true.

  • solaxia

    She is so cute! She is looking great! Such a sweet heart too. She just has such a warm personality it seems. Her smile is so genuine and just gorgeous imo. Not to mention nice body! Legs and bum especially. Oh and her tummy.

    • Anonymous

      LOL at your comment. you insult Miranda Kerr, when Spears is a very self absorbed woman and horrid mother. She also has a very mannish body yet you bad mouth Miranda and say she looks bad. when MK looks a million times better than BS.

  • Martthhaa

    She had another nose Job!her nose looks so sharp and she looks so used…

  • retrobanana

    said the one who is dressed like the pilsbury dough boy every day