Carrie Underwood Models Sexy Swimsuit, Says She's Not a Sociopath

Celebrity News May. 14, 2013 AT 9:00AM
Carrie Underwood models a sexy swimsuit for Marie Claire and tells the magazine's June 2013 issue she doesn't "feel old enough" to have kids with husband Mike Fisher. Carrie Underwood models a sexy swimsuit for Marie Claire and tells the magazine's June 2013 issue she doesn't "feel old enough" to have kids with husband Mike Fisher. Credit: Regan Cameron for Marie ClaireCarrie

Carrie Underwood isn't as shy as she seems. The 30-year-old country music superstar covers the June issue of Marie Claire and models an eye-catching $1,195 Burberry Prorsum swimsuit in the accompanying photo spread. Speaking to contributor Allison Glock, the Oklahoma native opens up about her upbringing and her future with husband Mike Fisher.

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"I'm not a mushy person at all. We were never a huggy family. Or a 'let's talk it out' family. Technically I have siblings, but they are quite a bit older than me. I was the accident, so I have the only-child syndrome going on," Underwood admits. "I'm a little more selfish, a little more independent, a little closed. I do wish I were softer. I wish I were able to form relationships better. But hey, I mean, I'm not a sociopath."

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After Underwood was crowned an American Idol in 2005, the soft-spoken star's world changed overnight. "At the beginning of my career, I used to have panic attacks. People were touching me, screaming ­-- it made me really nervous. In public, I just get nervous. It's a physical reaction, feeling like the walls are closing in," she explains. "The fans are great. It's not their fault. I don't ever want to come across as ungrateful. But on my end, it is hard for me to process. Because I am still just me."

Carrie Underwood on Marie Claire's June cover
Carrie Underwood on Marie Claire's June cover
Credit: Regan Cameron for Marie Claire

The singer adds that her hockey player husband calls her "the queen of awkward moments. Anything that can be made awkward, I will make it awkward." When the topic of kids comes up, Underwood admits she's not ready to start a family with Fisher, 32. "I don't feel old enough to have kids," she says. "I know I am mature. But being responsible for another human?"

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Underwood always knew she was destined for stardom, but she had no idea how quickly it would come. In her high school yearbook, she listed a series of goals she wanted to achieve before her class reunion. "You were supposed to say what you would be doing in 10 years, and I said, 'I will be rich, famous, and married to a hot guy,'" Underwood tells Marie Claire. "I guess I should have added a few more things!"

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