Lauren Alaina performs on stage for the Welcome Summer! event, hosted by Coastal Living & Virginia Beach at Time Inc. on Tuesday (May 10) in New York City.
The 21-year-old country singer, who is currently working on her next album, recently opened up about her struggle with bulimia.
“I just desperately wanted to be thin,” she shared with Time. “That’s all I thought. I was obsessed with it, which it was ridiculous because I had everything going for me. I was following my dream. Everything I wanted at the time, I was getting. But I was obsessed with this other thing that was making me unhappy.”
Lauren continued about how she overcame it, “My mom made me look in the mirror every day and say three things that I loved about myself. At first, I couldn’t name anything. It was so sad. When my mom made me do that, I looked in the mirror and I literally couldn’t name one thing that I loved about myself.”
“I really like my eyelashes,” she added. “That is such a stupid small thing, but it can be anything. I like to be funny and outgoing. I try to remind myself of the things that I like about myself that make me who I am.”
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Jordin Sparks looks fierce in a two piece set while on the red carpet for the American Idol series finale on Thursday (April 7) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
The 26-year-old season six winner was joined on the carpet by Lauren Alaina and season 10 winner Scotty McCreery.
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All three singers are set to take the stage during the finale to perform, including a performance from Jordin alongside former judge Kara DioGuardi.
Jordin took to her Instagram to reflect on how much she’s grown up since auditioning for the show.
“#TBT 2006 when I auditioned for my favorite show. 10 years later & I remember like it was yesterday. The glo-up is so real!! Lol <3 @americanidol #80066 #idolfarewell #idolfinale #BecauseYouLovedMe #11spoonfulsofsuga," she wrote
She later added, "10 years later....proof of the glo-up!! Ha! ????@americanidol #idolfarewell #80066 #idolfinale."
Lauren Alaina looks gorgeous in her blue gown while walking the red carpet at the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (April 3) in Las Vegas.
The 21-year-old singer was joined at the event by Scotty McCreery, the winner of her season of American Idol.
Cassadee Pope, the winner of the third season of The Voice, was seen walking the carpet with her longtime boyfriend Rian Dawson. She is set to be performing with Chris Young during the show this evening!
FYI: Cassadee is wearing a Gomez-Gracia dress.
Kelsea Ballerini glitters in a blue romper on stage during the 2016 ACM Party for a Cause Festival ahead of the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards Friday (April 1) in Las Vegas.
The 22-year-old “Peter Pan” singer was surprised on stage when Academy of Country Music CEO Bob Romeo came onstage to present her with the New Female Vocalist award, which she was announced as the winner earlier in this month.
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Country duo Maddie & Tae and Lauren Alaina also took the stage earlier in the night for their performances.
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Vanessa Lengies wows in a gorgeous gown inside the Fox Winter TCA 2016 All-Star Party held at the Langham Huntington Hotel on Friday night (January 15) in Pasadena, Calif.
The 30-year-old actress joined The Grinder‘s Hana Hayes and Idol alumni Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery and Nick Fradiani at the bash.
Earlier in the day, Vanessa also sat on the panel discussion for her new Fox show, Second Chance.
FYI: Hana wore a Cynthia Rowley dress, Sylva & Cie earrings, Vince Camuto bag and Tory Burch shoes.
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Lauren Alaina gets the giggles after a joke spread on the American Idol panel at the FOX portion during the 2016 Winter TCA Tour held at the Langham Huntington Hotel on Friday afternoon (January 15) in Pasadena, Calif.
The season 10 runner-up joined winner Scotty McCreery, plus other Idol winners Nick Fradiani, Kris Allen, David Cook, Jordin Sparks, and Ruben Studdard on the panel with judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr. and host Ryan Seacrest.
On the panel, all three judges and Ryan were quick to say that this current season may not be its’ final.
“You never know with a format like this – it’s possible,” Jennifer shared during the debate of whether season 15 was the “final” or “farewell”. “Whether they’re making a mistake, if that’s the feeling, right now, that’s their feeling….At the end of the day you never know.”
Ryan added, “I was just speaking to Gary and Dana [cochairs/CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman] before the session. The numbers look great this season and we’re all pleased people are watching, and some are coming back to watch…Does that mean it’s the end? I’m not so sure.”
FYI: Jennifer is in a Lover dress.
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Cassadee Pope stuns in a sheer floral design while making her appearance on the red carpet at the 2015 CMA Awards held at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday (November 4) in Nashville, Tenn.
The 26-year-old singer, who won season three of The Voice, was joined at the event by season four winner Danielle Bradbery, as well as fellow country music singer contestants RaeLynn and Meghan Linsey, who came in second place on the most recent season.
Former American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and his runner-up Lauren Alaina were also in attendance at the show.
Make sure to tune in to the 2015 CMA Awards tonight at 8/7c on ABC!
FYI: Danielle is wearing an Oglia-Loro gown and a Swarovski ring.
Maddie and Tae glam up for the 53rd annual ASCAP Country Music Awards held at the Omni Hotel on Monday night (November 2) in Nashville, Tenn.
It was just announced that he country duo — Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye — just won Music Video of the Year at the CMA Awards!
“Ahhhhh!!! We can’t believe it!! It was just announced that ‘Girl In A Country Song’ won @cma Of The Year. We are so excited!! Thank you to everyone who watched this video on repeat and jammed out to this song. We love you #CMAawards,” they wrote on Instagram.
Maddie & Tae and Kelsea Ballerini are also pictured below at the The Big 98′s 3rd. Annual Battle Of The Bones Music Festival over the weekend. Kelsea, Cassadee Pope and Lauren Alaina were also in attendance at the 2015 “Next Women of Country” Event on Tuesday (November 3).
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