Meghan Trainor may have a body confident hit on her hands, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have insecurities in real life.

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You know that awesome body confidence hit “All About that Bass” you rocked out to all last summer? Turns our Meghan Trainor wasn’t in such a great place when she wrote it.

Meghan recently opened up to The Evening Standard, telling them the song was about how “much I hated myself and wanted to love myself. I was insecure and in a dark place. It was, ‘I wish I was all about that bass’.”

Aww, Meghan! We can totally relate to you. Having a body not typically represented in pop culture can be really hard. We can’t imagine what it must be like when you’re in the public eye as well.

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She even remembers an early article written by music executive L.A. Reid on the certain “look” a pop star needs to have. After her dad pointed out the article to her, she told him,

“‘I don’t have that look. I wear sweatshirts and sweatpants every day. I hate myself’.”

We’re so glad that Meghan has become proud of her curves and it able to be a role model for so many young girls now!

“I’ve fans who say, ‘I love myself and can go to school now because of you — I used to stay home’. Mothers tell me: ‘You saved my daughter’s life’.”

We’re so proud of Meghan and how far she’s come! Keep up the good work.

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Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel (by far!), but when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her hanging with her kitty Tom or tweeting at Sen. Chuck Schumer.

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