The country singer and American Idol alum stopped by Harry to talk about the new record and opened up more about the inspiration behind it, which included battling her eating disorder.
Lauren revealed that her mom was a big influence in her life and helped her defeat her sickness.
“She is one of the biggest reasons I got better,” Lauren shared. “My mom told me when I started that journey of trying to get out of that trap.”
She adds, “My mom made me look in the mirror every day and say three things I loved about myself; and when I started I couldn’t say a single thing, I remember that being the moment. I think that’s when I realized I had a real problem, [when] I couldn’t name anything I liked about myself and now I like all kinds of things about myself.”
The season four winner of The Voice just debuted two new tracks with YouTube Foundry and JJJ is here for them! They’re so good!
“FULL VERSIONS of “Potential” & “Sway” from the #YoutubeFoundry program are finally here!! Thank you @youtube for asking me to be a part of this program!” Danielle shared up on her Instagram. Check out both videos below!
FYI: Danielle wore a Luciana Balderrama dress, jewelry from Sorrelli and Bonheur, heels from Schutz and a Kotur bag. Lauren wore a Zhivago dress, Kurt Geiger heels, Kotur bag, and jewelry from Kasane and Alexis Bittar.
Lauren Alaina just dropped the music video for her newest single, “Road Less Traveled”.
The American Idol alum opened up about the track in recent interviews, saying that the song is a reminder to herself.
“I had an eating disorder for four years. I struggled with an eating disorder for four years because I wanted to try to fit into what I thought someone else wanted me to be, and that is horrible,” Lauren revealed. “I mean, it’s still a process. I want to share this message because I don’t want other people to feel the way that I felt, and I still feel that way sometimes. It’s an everyday process to wake up in the morning and be nice to yourself. There’s always gonna be someone skinnier than me and someone more blond and someone that can sing better than me or write better songs, but they’re never gonna be me, and they can never offer what I can offer, and that goes for everybody. We’re all unique.”
She added, “I wrote this song as a reminder to myself that, ‘Hey! It’s cool to be different, and you can achieve your dreams and your goals, but you have to believe ‘em. You can’t achieve something that you don’t believe in and you’re scared of.’ So, that’s kind of what I want to share.”
“I met this incredible and inspiring man when I was sixteen,” Lauren captioned an Instagram photo with him. “We took a hugging picture, and it made my life. I will never forget that moment. Prayers to the Ali family. “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” #muhammadali”
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.”