Kimberley Walsh: Beyoncé Is My Body Icon
Girls Aloud star talks her curves & poses in a bikini for Cosmo Body...
Kimberley Walshhas opened up about her body issues, crediting the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Girls Aloudbabe, who is known for her bootylicious behind, has showed off her bikini body in the new issue of Cosmopolitan Body, stating she's not always been as in love with her shape.
Walsh revealed: "I was always aware that I had a rather large bottom. There weren’t many girls in my school who were the same shape so I was always like, ‘Oh, I’m not really the norm.’
“I think my bum’s more noticeable because the proportions of my body are quite extreme. But that’s just the way I am. That’s the way I was made.”
She went on: "It’s nice to have someone you can relate to in the media, though. It was only when people like J-Lo and Beyoncé came on the scene when I was younger that I thought, ‘Well, if they’re considered attractive and sexy, then it can’t be that bad [to be curvy]!’
"It’s really handy because you can see what they’re wearing and get tips on what might suit you.”
Despite feeling confident with her body now, Kimberley also criticised the media for its "constant commentary" on people's weight.
The Something New singer said: "There’s always been an obsession with weight, but I’ve definitely noticed it getting a lot more intense over the past ten years.
"One thing I think adds fuel to the fire is the constant commentary on people’s weight [in the press]. It annoys me, because a lot of the time it’s not even correct.
"I’ve read so many stories about myself where I supposedly weigh one thing in one picture, then another thing in another picture – when I know for a fact I was exactly the same weight in both pictures. One of them is just a bad angle!"
The 31-year old added: "We’re not perfect. Unless you’ve got a dietician with you all day long, it’s really hard. I think every woman has some experience of dieting, however extreme. It’s just part of life.”
Kimberley's full interview appears in the summer edition of Cosmopolitan Body, on sale now and available on Apple Newsstand.
Pictures: Harriett Johnsson for Cosmopolitan Body