Adele had a very difficult 2011 but, her health problems now taken care of, she's getting ready for a spectacular 2012. People is the first magazine to speak to the singer since undergoing surgery on her vocal chords.
The preview online version of the latest issue of the mag, which brings a full interview with the singer, is now out.
Among other things, we learn, Adele opens up about past heartbreak, which inspired her amazing songs, her difficult upbringing, the new man in her life and, last but not least, her weight and how it's perceived by the world.
She says – and it's not the first time she stresses that – that she represents all normal sized women out there.
Plus, adds Adele, it's not like she ever set out to be like the models we see on the catwalk, since she's a singer and not a model.
“I’ve never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines. I represent the majority of women and I’m very proud of that,” the multi-Grammy nominated singer says.
Her comment, as People also notes, comes on the heels of Karl Lagerfeld saying that she had a “divine” face, but was too fat for his taste – even though he was talking about her music, as we also reported
the other day.
“I prefer Adele and Florence Welch. But as a modern singer [Lana Del Rey] is not bad. The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice,” he said in an interview with Metro.
Adele wasn't the only one who came under “attack” from Karl: newcomer Lana Del Rey was also singled out for the apparently obvious work she has done to her face, which she continues to deny.
“Lana del Rey is not bad at all. She looks very much like a modern-time singer. In her photos she is beautiful. Is she a construct with all her implants? She's not alone with implants,” the fashion designer and photographer said.
For more on the Adele interview, pick up the latest issue of People or keep an eye on this space.