Pop star and actress Janet Jackson opens up to Prevention Magazine about her struggles with her weight, what she loves and hates about food and how she tries to maintain a healthy lifestyle without obsessing too much over her weight. Here are some highlights from her interview:
On being the spokeswoman for Nutrisystem:
JJ: I think people really connect with the idea of someone who’s gained and lost weight in a very public way, and also someone who’s an emotional eater.
On being an example to her niece Paris, Michael’s 14-year-old daughter who landed her first film role in Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys:
JJ: We’ve spoken about the fact that you’re only a child once. I think there’s a time for everything, and now is not the time [to act in films]. I told her I thought she should enjoy being a kid, possibly go to college—or not—but wait till she turns 18. She’s a very tough, smart girl. But it’s a cutthroat industry. I wouldn’t want my child to do it.
On Qatar businessman Wissam Al Mana as her soul mate:
JJ: (Laughs) Maybe. Maybe. We’ll see.
On loving sweets, in addition to emotional triggers of boredom, sadness, frustration, stress and work:
JJ: Chocolate, cake, caramel apples—there aren’t many things I don’t love.