Meghan Trainor: Dancing is the key to confidence
Singer Meghan Trainor is no longer filled with nerves when busting moves in front of an audience, dubbing herself a "dancing fool".
The 21-year-old star soared to fame following the release of her debut single All About That Bass in 2014 and has already toured twice. It's not just been a musical journey for Meghan, but also a personal one as her self-esteem has grown with her success.
"I was always too shy and insecure to dance in front of people," she told Twist magazine. "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.
"However, at home, with my friends, I’m a dancing fool... 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. I love the interaction with my fans when I’m on stage and see them dancing back from the crowd."
Meghan's sassy nature and fabulous dress sense have also won her countless fans. All About That Bass' core message is that curvy females should embrace their bodies, with Meghan explaining she finally feels content in her own skin. For the star, it's all about focusing on the positive.
"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 realise that," she said of her tips on how to boost self-confidence. "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."
- Cover Media