Meghan Trainor: I Haven’t Kissed a Boy in Forever, Never Thought I’d Be a Pop Star

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Meghan Trainor told Seventeen in its March 2015 cover story that she hasn't kissed a boy "in forever," and opened up about her battle with image issues. Dewey Nicks

Because she’s all about that wait! Meghan Trainor opened up to Seventeen in its March 2015 cover story about her dating life — or the lack thereof — and her insecurities.

“I knew my life would be complicated if my dreams of becoming a success in music came true,” the “All About That Bass” hitmaker, 21, wrote. “And I knew I’d have to work hard to achieve those dreams, and that they’d have to take a front seat in my life. So even though I went cray in high school, now I haven’t kissed a boy in forever.”

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Which is not to say that she is done looking for love. “I keep telling myself that the right guy is going to be worth the wait,” Trainor mused. “When I find the one, it’s going to be like, ‘Damn, that’s why you took so long! ‘Cause you’re awesome!'”

For now, Trainor has been bolstering her own personal sense of confidence, especially when it comes to body image.

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“When I saw photos of myself, I would think, I look awful,” the Nantucket native recalled of the early stages in her career. “There’s a double chin! I never thought I’d be a pop star. I don’t look like Rihanna.”

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Meghan Trainor in the March issue of Seventeen. Dewey Nicks

Her mentality shifted after the success of her first smash single, “All About That Bass.” After Trainor released the music video in June 2015, she met a special fan while signing autographs.

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“This girl came up to me bawling and said, ‘You make me feel pretty again. Thank you,'” Trainor recalled. “It really resonated with me that this girl was so gorgeous, and she didn’t even know it. It’s a mental thing. Just recently I was thinking, ‘I’m confident now, and I look good,’ and that’s because I’ve started saying those words out loud more. So now when I see pictures, I’m like, ‘Oh my God, why would I hate myself at all? I look incredible in that picture!'”

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Trainor’s message to young women everywhere isn’t limited to physical beauty. “I guess the biggest thing that I’ve learned is, never doubt your dreams,” she told her fans. “No matter how big your dream is or how ridiculous you think it is, you can’t doubt it—you have to believe in it. Because it will happen.”

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Meghan Trainor on the cover of the March issue of Seventeen. Dewey Nicks

The March issue of Seventeen hits newsstands on Feb. 17.

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