Clarkson gets Lucky. (Ben Watts/Lucky Magazine)
Not only has Clarkson found happiness in her personal life, but her music career is also back on track after disappointing sales and critical panning of her 2007 album, My December. Her last two releases, 2009's All I Ever Wanted and her most recent Stronger, have catapulted the original "American Idol" back to her superstar status, giving her the creative freedom to do things her way. "People act like there's this one set of rules to follow to be a pop star, and I think, 'Well, you say I'm a pop star, so maybe that's not true.'" Adds Clarkson, "The hardest thing about being in this business is just being able to be yourself."
(Ben Watts/Lucky Magazine)
The tomboyish singer also dishes on her girly side. Although she says she prefers T-shirts and jeans, she's also a fan of Herve Leger's bandage dress. "They're like built-in Spanx," she tells Lucky. As for her beauty routine, Clarkson reveals, "I just blow-dry my hair and put on mascara and lip gloss, and I'm ready to go. I really don't get long nails. They're so Edward Scissorhands."
Read more of Kelly Clarkson's interview in the August issue of Lucky, on newsstands July 10.
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