I’ve been a fan of Britney Spears for years. I’m glad she’s back in the public eye in a more positive light (most of the time) these days. She seems to have pulled her life together and settled into life as working mom. The pop queen has traded in her school girl skirts and public meltdowns for a judge seat on the ” X Factor ” with Simon Cowell. She’s engaged to her manager and hasn’t been photographed without her underwear in years. It seems she has finally settled down.
I loved watching Britney when she was a teenage sensation who quickly rose to stardom. I cheered for her success and followed her romance with Justin Timberlake.
Admittedly, I was just as glued to witnessing her quick decline. The drama included failed marriages, a shaved head and an investigation from child protective services. I couldn’t turn away.
Many of us are hungry for more from Ms. Spears. Come on baby, hit us one more time. However, a calm and stable Britney Spears means there isn’t nearly as much for the media to deliver to the celebrity crazed public. This means simple quotes become big news.
Britney recently told Elle magazine, “I love my jeans and my sweats — I’m really just a tomboy at heart. So it’s really hard for me to be like Kim Kardashian and be makeup-and hair-ready every time I go out of my house. I’m not a believer in that, you know?”
This level-headed and coherent conversation is a refreshing change from the days when Britney would slur her words and mumble about how “country” her family is as an excuse for her bizarre behavior. She lives a different lifestyle than Kim Kardashian. They are both juggling busy careers, but Brit is also a mother.
She’s been in the spotlight a lot longer than Kim. She added, “I guess I’ve been under the microscope so long that I don’t even pay attention to the nonsense anymore. I gave up getting upset about things people make up about me a long time ago.”
However, she admitted that she sometimes second guesses her casual approach. “On the other hand, when you do wear those sweats, you’re like, ‘Oh God, I should step it up a notch.'”
I think a lot of us can relate to her insecurity. Most women are familiar with the sinking feeling of swinging by the grocery store in sweats and running into the perky PTA president in her dress, heels and lipstick. I’m pretty comfortable in my own skin, but have found myself wishing I’d put in a little more effort once I’m out in public on many occasions.
How about you – are you more Kim Kardashian or Britney Spears when you go out in public?