The stunning Rihanna sat down with Fabulous magazine in the UK for a very candid interview. In the article she talks about how carbs are her enemy, whether size matters, and her rumored flame Chris Brown. Here are some highlights from the interview...
On how she stays in shape: "A lot of hard work and a lot of running on the treadmill. Cardio is the key. I have a personal trainer who travels with me if we have a big event coming up. I work out every day but I need a trainer to motivate me — I don’t find it much fun working out on my own."
On what she likes about her body: "My bum, and I keep working at it as I want it to be perfect. It makes my clothes look good — and guys like it!"
On what she likes the least: "My legs. I’m insecure about them. Everyone wants to have slim, perfectly toned legs and I’m the same. I do weights but I don’t want my legs to bulk up so I do a lot of cardio. I’ve lost a lot of weight since I started working out and if I exercise every day for a week, I can drop several pounds. If I diet, I see even faster results."
On her diet: "Carbs are the enemy but if I go three days without them, I start getting weak. If my trainer had her way, I’d eat small meals every three hours, but I sometimes only eat once or twice a day."
On whether size matters: "Not at all. My size varies — sometimes I’m a 2, sometimes 4 — but what matters is being fit and healthy. Being slim makes me feel better about myself. It boosts my self-esteem, and having a toned body helps with my job because I wear a lot of skimpy costumes. My weight fluctuates, but I don’t weigh myself every day. I’m 5 foot 8 inches and weigh around 133."
On whether she’d have cosmetic surgery: "I don’t think so, but I can’t say for sure that I wouldn’t in the future. If my breasts started to drop, I might not like that. But for the next 20 to 25 years, I’m going to stay as natural as possible."
On the downside to fame: "I hardly get home to Barbados because I have a demanding schedule, and I do miss it. The bad thing is that I’m away from my culture, friends and family, and good home cooking. It’s tough being on your own in a hotel room on the other side of the world. But for every sad situation there’s a good one — I get to do amazing things and go to places I once could only dream of."
On whether she and Jay-Z are more than friends: "Rumors come with the territory and you can’t help these things."
On whether she’s dating Chris Brown: "I’m single. If a good guy comes along we’ll make it work, but for now I’m having fun being a single woman."
On what rule she lives by: "Make your haters your motivators."