Singer Janet Jackson radiates happiness on the cover of the health publication, Prevention Magazine. The birthday girl (who turned 46 on May 16th) looked amazing on the July 2012 issue and chatted a bit about her weight gains and losses throughout her career, being a role model for her niece, Paris and how she feels about her slimmer self today:
ON HER PUBLIC WEIGHT LOSSES AND GAINS:
“I think people really connect with the idea of someone who’s gained and lost weight in this very public way, and also someone who’s an emotional eater. Chocolate, cake, caramel apples—there aren’t many things I don’t love.
ON BEING A ROLE MODEL FOR HER NIECE, PARIS:
“We’ve spoken about the fact that you’re only a child once. I think there’s a time for everything, and now is not the time [to act in films]. I told her I thought she should enjoy being a kid, possibly go to college—or not—but wait till she turns 18. She’s a very tough, smart girl. But it’s a cutthroat industry. I wouldn’t want my child to do it.”
ON HOW SHE FEELS ABOUT HERSELF TODAY:
“I honestly don’t even know what size I am. Now it’s about looking in the mirror and saying, I feel good. I feel healthy.” [SOURCE]
YOU CAN READ MORE INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS HERE where she also talks about how she was close to being diagnosed with diabetes as well as how her friends keep her healthy. Prevention Magazine July 2012 issue is available on newsstands now.