Usually, it's Adele's vocals that dominate conversation about the British singer. But last February, her physique became Topic A when Karl Lagerfeld told Metro newspaper: "She is a little too fat." The comment sparked outrage and an apology from Lagerfeld.
With high-profile critics like this, how does Adele herself feel about her figure? When Anderson Cooper interviewed the star for a 60 Minutes profile, Adele said she rarely thinks about her body image and feels no pressure to be a "skinny-mini" or wear revealing, hyper-sexual clothing.
"Even if I did have, you know, a 'Sports Illustrated' body, I'd still wear elegant clothes," she said.
She offered this bit of wisdom for young girls and women, who are bombarded with images of skinny-mini models: The first thing to do is be happy with yourself and appreciate your body-- only then should you try to change things about yourself.