LeAnn Rimes on Her Battle with Psoriasis
Q: Do you feel a lot of pressure in the entertainment industry to look a certain way?
A: These days, the tabloids tear you apart. One minute they think you look beautiful and the next minute, it's like, 'what was she thinking?' I really try not to look at it because it's just not healthy. There's also healthy pressure. I'm a competitive person in a lot of ways, so I like a little bit of pressure. It makes me get to the gym sometimes when I don't want to go, so in that respect it is good, but I try not to let it rule my life.
Q: You talked about struggling with your self-confidence growing up. How have you overcome that?
A: By taking care of myself and realizing I have control over what goes in my body. Really educating myself about my disease and how to manage it. As you get older, you realize it's just skin. If you're not going to love me because of what you're looking at, then you have issues with you, not with me. I know I have a lot more to offer.