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Sam Smith Opens Up About His Body Image Issues: "Men Should Talk About It More"
The singer has even learned to love his stretch marks.
In his heartfelt songs, Sam Smith bears his soul. And the singer did the same in a recent interview. Chatting with his friend Sarah Jessica Parker for V Magazine, the crooner admitted that he's struggled with body issues in the past. (We feel you, Sam!)
When Parker asked her friend about self-image, Smith confessed that he's more comfortable in front of a camera now than he used to be. But, he was in a particularly rough spot when he was shooting his first music videos.
"I just wasn’t happy with the way I looked, so I was trying to control the way the camera moved," Smith said. "I got a bit obsessive. I was constantly looking in the mirror, pinching my waist, weighing myself every day."
Smith has also been open about his diet in the past, admitting that he changed up his eating habits to achieve a slimmer physique over the course of several years. These days, Smith said in V: "I’ve gotten to a place where I really love my stretch marks and I just enjoy my body."
Still, the singer knows that body issues don't just disappear overnight. "My body image is always going to be an issue," he confessed. "I need to constantly train myself to watch the right sort of films, to not look at certain ads and think that’s how my stomach should look. It’s something that I’m fighting every day. I think men should talk about it more."
We love Smith for his candor. And, for the record (no pun intended), we think he looks perfect as is.