Meghan Trainor's new song, "Better When I'm Dancin'" from The Peanuts Movie, is all about feeling confident – and that's something the singer has learned a lot about over the years. When TWIST caught up with the star, we asked her to share how her musical journey has affected her self-esteem.
"I was always too shy and insecure to dance in front of people. Even dancing at my school dances was nerve-wracking for me and I had to do it usually with a group of my best friends," Meghan shares. "However, at home, with my friends, I’m a dancing fool. After a few dance lessons I realized the power of knowing how to move your body and what confidence it gives you. I’m obsessed with it now and want to take more classes everyday."
"I now dance and sing on stage in front of thousands of people and the feeling is incredible, and is something that has definitely made me a more confident person," Meghan shares. "I love the interaction with my fans when I’m on stage and see them dancing back from the crowd."
Meghan admits that the success of her music and positive fan reactions to her songs has made her feel way more confident.
"After 'All About That Bass' blew up and the world showed their love for my body and me, I FINALLY felt confident and proud of who I am," Meghan tells us. "It is something everyone deals with and I am still working on it everyday, but it definitely helped having strangers tell me my curves and I rock!"
So what's her advice for all of us struggling to be more confident in ourselves?
"Every single person alive has something special inside of them and sometimes you find the validation in unexpected places but really it lives inside of us and we just have to find ways to realize that," she shares. "Give yourself time to grow and be patient. You will learn who you are with time. Start saying out loud the things you like about yourself. That always helped me. For example sometimes I will look in the mirror and say 'Dang, I look great today!' Hearing the words and speaking them out loud made me believe them."
We love that so much!
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Reporting credit: Morgan McMurrin