Katy Perry dazzles in a rainbow of color on the cover of the March issue of ELLE magazine.
In the issue, Katy dishes on life before success, being down-to-earth, her sizzling figure and a whole lot more.
The new issue goes on sale Feb. 15 on Newsstands everywhere!
...On life before she became a successful artist and the ultimatum she gave herself: "I had two cars repossessed, and I was writing bad checks, but I gave myself a timeline. I thought, Okay, if I don't make it by 25, I'm just going to get married and pop out some babies and do some crafts."
...On her down-to-earth personality: "It's important to be relatable and normal. And I think that what helps with that, for me, is that I had the rug pulled out from underneath my feet so many times. It was like, 'Listen up, bitch, you're not going to get served this on a silver platter—you've got to work for it!' I don't feel like I can act like an entitled bitch yet! I still have so much to prove."
...On her much talked about figure: "I was shaped like a square at one time. I was! I'm generally around 130 pounds, which is totally fine for me. But when I was a kid, I was the same height and weighed more like 145. And I had enormous boobs that I didn't know what to do with, so I wore minimizers, which were not cute. Those thick-ass straps! I got made fun of for the over-the-shoulder boulder holder…and all I wanted was to look like Kate Moss. Little did I know…that these things would come in handy someday."
...On her current look: "Bettie Page meets Wonder Woman meets Doris Day meets Judy Jetson meets Natalie Wood meets Daphne Guinness meets Chloë Sevigny kind of look."
...On her relationship with husband, Russell Brand: "Everything clicked really fast. We kind of instantly got past all the surfacey stuff. And ever since then, there hasn't been a dull moment."
...On how their relationship works: "We both needed balance, and we give that to each other. It wasn't about me taming him, which is what everyone always says—it was about timing."
...On performing: "I think some people will die on the stage, and I'm not so sure I want to do that. Like, I want to have kids! I'm totally fine with saying that. I think some people are scared because they're worried it's going to ruin their career, but I want to live a full life."