“Over the holidays, and during filming (the action flick Battleship), I realized I actually like my body, even if it’s not perfect according to the book,” she tells the magazine. “I just feel sexy. For the first time, I don’t want to get rid of the curves. My body is comfortable, and it’s not unhealthy, so I’m going to rock with it.”
And it’s probably a good thing she’s content with her shape, because Rihanna admits she’s not a fan of working out.
“I hate going to the gym and doing it the old-fashioned way,” she said. “I hate anything that’s too straightforward, too routine, too familiar. I get bored really, really quickly.”
Body issues aside, the Caribbean native says she’s never been one to blend into the crowd.
“When I was fourteen and first started going out, I always wanted to be the opposite of everyone else,” she said. “So I would go to the club in a polo T-shirt and pants and sneakers and a hat on backward, just so I would not be dressed like other girls. I got desperate for things that weren’t available in Barbados.”
Now all grown-up, the Grammy-nominated artist says her fashion is still about “risks.”
“When I am putting looks together, I dare myself to make something work,” she says. “I always look for the most interesting silhouette or something that’s a little off, but I have to figure it out. I have to make it me.”