While watching the Grammys last Sunday, my sorority sisters and I swooned over how much we love Adele. She’s beautiful, funny, British, and her voice gives us goosebumps. She’s graced us with the perfect breakup album and songs that are actually scientifically proven to tug at our heartstrings. Adele is twenty-three and is already more successful than most people her age can ever hope to be. When I found out about her vocal hemorrhage, I was legitimately worried that we’d never hear her voice the way we did before.
It seems silly that music can help you through things, but it’s the truth. And Adele’s music has definitely helped me out through some tough moments during the past year. So hearing her perform “Rolling In The Deep” at the Grammys was a delight and a relief. Not to mention she was actually humble (cough cough Taylor Swift) and gave the cutest little speeches for her many wins. And if that isn’t enough to love her for, she doesn’t really care what you think about her weight.
Adele’s been called out by Karl Lagerfeld for being “a little too fat,” but you know what? She doesn’t care, and that’s a great role model. In a recent interview for Vogue she said, “I don’t want to be some skinny Minny with my t**s out.” She’s absolutely gorgeous inside and out, and she’s proving that you don’t have to weigh two pounds to be successful in the entertainment industry, which I really appreciate. It’s nice to see a celebrity come forward and say that it’s okay to be the size that you are, “No matter what you look like, I think the key is to be happy with yourself.” And while she has lost a little bit of weight (I’m assuming as a result of her throat surgery), she’s not trying to be a double zero. It’s refreshing, and I think we should all take a page from the book of Adele and encourage everyone to be happy.