The one part of her body that Adele still 'hates'
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Adele was always gorgeous - and now she's dropped an almighty five stone, she's Hollywood-svelte too.
So it may surprise fans that there's still one part of her gym-honed body that she's really not happy about.
Despite recently appearing on many magazine covers - including Vogue, both US and UK - and lighting up the stage in a sequence of form-fitting evening gowns, the multi-million selling singing star is reluctant to reveal her arms and 'hates' her feet.
In an interview this week with best-selling Queenie author Candice Carty-Williams for The Face Magazine, Adele spoke about her recent weight loss.
"I had to buy a whole new wardrobe, which was fun. I used to love a smock.
"I can’t wear them no more, they make me look a bit weird. I had to get rid of a lot of clothes that I had great memories in", she said. "There were elements like that. I don’t know if I feel different. I still have things about my body that I don’t like."
Although Adele has been a vocal advocate for body positivity and acceptance over the years, even she admits to disliking certain elements of herself - but insisted that they're not insecurities, just 'things she doesn't like.'
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"They’re not insecurities. But on the cover of Vogue, they were all trying to put me in sleeveless dresses. I was like: 'I ain’t showing my arms! Are you mad?'" She said.
"I’ve never liked my arms, ever, and I still don’t like my arms. It goes back to that thing of being thin and being happy."
Adele has spoken scathingly before about the idea that being slim means happiness.
"Yeah, my arms are half the size, don’t mean I f***ing like them! F***ing hate my feet still," she went on.
She also acknowledged the downside of losing a great deal of weight.
"There’s so much jewellery I can’t wear [now] because of my hands. No one tells you that, when someone loses weight," she told Carty-Williams.
"Not that I was trying to lose weight. But my rings don’t fit me anymore. Things that were gifts for my 21st birthday, I can’t f***ing wear.
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"But I like feeling strong, I really do," Adele continued. "I love it. I was lifting weights this morning, and I’ve gone up from what I was doing a couple of weeks ago.
"When I feel that I have the weight of the world – of my world at least – on my shoulders, I can handle it a bit more because I’ve gone up 10 pounds with my weights. It really was just a metaphor for surviving."
Adele also answered the negative comments made by some fans about her changed shape. While many praised her commitment to health, and son Angelo, nine, some felt that a star they strongly identified with had let them down, by conforming to Hollywood standards of beauty.
"Of course I’m concerned that so many people were so hurt by it," Adele said. "That’s a real thing. But I never gave myself that role or job. It’s not my responsibility.
"I’ve never set my validations on anyone else, I would never. I was told that from a young age. If you want something, you do it yourself. If you wanna end up somewhere, it’s your journey," she went on.
"It makes me sad that people expected that much from me, because that’s unattainable for anybody. Things that people say, how someone looks, whatever. It’s not my job."
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