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Katy Perry

Pop music maven Katy Perry is a true "California Gurl," coming into the world as Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson in Santa Barbara in 1984. Raised by deeply religious parents who were both ministers, she starting performing in church as a child. Perry started taking singing lessons when she was 9 and had already learned to play guitar by the time she reached 13. Though she got an early start, three record deals fell apart before her career truly took off with the release of her hit-single in 2008, "I Kissed a Girl." Finally, a superstar was officially born.

Since then, Perry has sold more than 11 million albums and 81 million singles worldwide. She’s also received numerous awards and nominations, including eleven Grammy nods, four People’s Choice Awards, and a 2012 "Woman of the Year" from Billboard. Also in 2012, she hit the big screen with the release of her concert documentary, Katy Perry: Part of Me, capturing a behind-the-scenes look at her world tour as well as the breakup of her marriage to actor Russell Brand. It garnered positive reviews and grossed $30 million at the box office.

Known for her over-the-top, unconventional, colorful costumes, the sexy singer keeps her bod ready to "Roar" on stage by following celeb trainer Harley Pasternak’s 5 Factor Diet and workout. "I don’t have a Kate Moss body, but I’m very proud and happy with mine," she says. —Kristen Aldridge

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