Kelly Osbourne Shares 'Dos & Dont's' For Glamour May 2012
The 27-year-old English media personality donned a Miu Miu dress, Solange Azagury-Patridge earrings and Brian Atwood shoes for the elegant Matthias Vriens-McGrath shot spread lining the pages on the publication's 'Dos & Don’ts' section.
Meanwhile, highlights from Miss Osbourne's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Glamour!
On being bullied for her body:
“I call myself a FFP: former fat person. And when you’re an FFP, you will always see in yourself what people used to bully you for.”
“I grew up on the road with my father—yes, Ozzy Osbourne—but I came from a very small village, where everyone called me Kelly Smelly With the Big Belly Whose Dad’s on the Telly.”
“Even now I don’t consider myself skinny. But I have put a lot of hard work into my body over the years, and in the process, I’ve really learned to love myself.”
DON’T wish you looked like so-and-so:
“Women are so unforgiving of themselves. We don’t recognize our own beauty because we’re too busy comparing ourselves to other people. No we are not all Gisele Bundchen; we’re not all Beyoncé. But I can tell you even the most beautiful girls in the world have felt insecure. And just seeing the pressure my friends Kim Kardashian and Kate Moss are under makes me never want to even be the prettiest woman in the room. There is no such thing as perfection.”
DO shut up the judgey voices:
“Sometimes it’s other people’s voices you have to shut out. That’s what happened with me and Christina Aguilera, which people don’t understand. She called me fat for years. One night on Fashion Police I said, “F—k you. Now you’re fat too.” I didn’t say I wasn’t fat. I said, “Now you know how it feels.” And I’m sorry, but I stand by that.”
“As for that high school mentality, if you’re still hanging around people who are going to put you down, you need to stop and reevaluate your friends and move on. You don’t need those kinds of people in your life.”
DO follow her lead…which is not to follow anybody’s lead:
“But it’s one of those things where there is no such thing as cool. I’m the most uncool person on Earth, and I love myself. I don’t want to be cool! I feel good in my own skin because I’ve accepted the fact that I’m me. That’s what’s so great about being alive and being on this planet: Everybody’s different.”
Photo Credit: Matthias Vriens-McGrath for Glamour