Congratulations to Meghan Trainor on Her Most Magnificent Week Yet: Photoshop, Falling & Thank You

"Hopeless Romantic" singer is our new favorite outspoken, off-balance celeb

By Natalie Finn May 13, 2016 7:16 PMTags
Meghan Trainor, Good Morning AmericaABC/Ida Mae Astute

We're all about that Meghan Trainor right now.

Not that that's anything new, the reigning Grammy winner for Best New Artist anachronistically having made her big splash two years ago with "All About That Bass."

But what a week she just had! In the course of 96 hours, Trainor stood up for what she believed in, refused to be portrayed as anything other than the self she's most comfortable with, bared all when it comes to her hopelessly romantic ambitions about falling in love, admitted to being not too smart about relationships in the past and capped it all off with a spectacular pratfall on The Tonight Show that a bigger diva would have forcefully relegated to Twitter speculation.

Oh, and she performed "All About That Bass" on her ukulele. Make that her crystal-encrusted ukulele. And she released her second major-label album.

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Celebs Falling Down

Star of the week! So let's rewind all the way back to Monday...

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The week kicked off with Meghan saying "No," ironically, to the finished version of her "Me Too" video that hit the web because she felt that her waist was Photoshopped to an unrecognizable degree.

"Hey guys, I took down the 'Me Too' music video because they Photoshopped the crap out of me and I'm so sick of it and I'm over it," she explained via Snapchat. "So I took it down until they fix it."

She added, "My waist is not that teeny. I had a bomb waist that night. I don't know why they didn't like my waist but I didn't approve of that video and it went out for the world so I'm embarrassed."

The video was back up by Tuesday, re-edited more to Meghan's liking—so way to take on the record label, producers, Vevo, et al. in one fell swoop and win!

The real #metoo video is finally up! Missed that bass. Thank you everyone for the support ??

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Visiting The Howard Stern Show Tuesday, Meghan marveled over how she was wearing a corset, Spanx, the whole thing—and she still got Photoshopped!

"I'm the poster child for no Photoshop," she said. "That's my thing, and I was skinnier than those dancers, who are also very skinny, so when you do that [Photoshop her waist] everyone knows that ain't real."

And because she was on Howard in the first place, it's no surprise we were treated to all sorts of other tasty personal morsels as well.

The 22-year-old singer-songwriter unabashedly got real about romance, revealing that she's already dated her share of ne'er-do-wells and is just looking for a guy like...well, like her dad.

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Talking about the inspiration for her tune "Hopeless Romantic," she said, frankly, "It's my life."

"I can't be [a] normal 22-year-old, I can't go out and drink and hook up, you know...I just want a luvvah," she added with a giggle.

Asked about her high school beau, Trainor recalled, "Oh, I got a record deal and he said, 'Go be a pop star.' He was like, 'Mmm, bye.' And I was like, 'OK, bye.'"

We're picturing a head roll and an outstretched hand.

So after that gem, no wonder she's cautious.

"I don't want to marry a fan," Meghan continued. "I just want to find him. And my parents screwed me up because my mom was 19 and my dad was 40, and they found each other. So, I'm like 22, I'm like, 'Where is my 40-year-old? Where is he?'"

Somehow, we have a feeling she'll find one if that's what she wants.

Asked if she was willing to date a "normal" guy, even one she might have to support a bit financially, Meghan wondered, "How much support, man? I've been supportin' all my exes. In Nashville, dude, I had to pay for every dinner. I'm sick of it."

Celebs and Their Parents

Will the next grownup please reveal himself?!

But kudos to Meghan for putting it out there, because she could always pretend it doesn't matter to her and she just loves being single. We've heard that more often than not—but it's the celebs who get real and aren't afraid to just say things who are most memorable.

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And speaking of Jennifer Lawrence, perhaps tired after a week full of appearances, Trainor pulled a J.Law on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Thursday night.

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It wasn't her first time on the show, so we doubt it was nerves. We're thinking adrenaline buildup. Either way, Trainor had made it through her performance of "Me Too," including several choreographed dance interludes, when she stumbled, couldn't successfully grab the mic stand in time to right herself and plunged to the ground.


Where Jimmy soon joined her, like the gentleman he is.

Meghan also handled the aftermath like a boss, seizing the moment to make fun of herself accordingly. Always-always-always the right move.

Livin the dream???????? @fallontonight

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Trainor had literally picked herself up and dusted herself off by morning, no treble, and then it was onto Good Morning America to perform "Me Too" and "No" to much fanfare and—despite it being Friday the 13th—no incident. Also today, her album Thank You (previously only available on Apple Music) dropped. And she was announced as a performer for the upcoming 2016 Billboard Music Awards.

"First @goodmorningamerica performance was a success and I didn't fall," she cheekily Instagrammed afterward.

After this week, Meghan Trainor, you're nowhere but on the up and up. Well done.

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