Katy Perry Ponders Rihanna’s Beauty In ELLE Canada: “How Do You Do That? We All Know How Much Pot You Smoke!”
Katy Perry has enjoyed her “roaring 20s.” And now, the 28-year-old “Roar” singer is reflecting on her life now that she is almost 30. In the October 2013 issue of ELLE Canada, Katy opens up on the road ahead.
“I’m 28, and I don’t know how young you are, but, as you must know, when you’re at the end of your 20s, it’s a very important growing time,” she tells writer Kathryn Hudson. “It’s called the Saturn return, if you like astrology—I know it’s important to me. I think it’s a very important time, when you kind of let go of childish things and accept the wisdom that comes with age. That’s exactly where I am right now.”
One of the things Katy hopes to leave behind is her painful breakup with ex-husband Russell Brand. These days the singer finds peace with daily meditation. “I make sure to give myself a break,” she said. “I had to find that balance. But I learned this thing called Transendental Meditation, which I do as much as I possibly can. It’s 20 minutes and you’re supposed to do it twice a day, but I only do it once every other day—but anyway, it works.”
But that doesn’t mean the singer isn’t willing to take a few shortcuts to look and feel her best. “People say you should work out 30 minutes a day—none of us works out 30 minutes a day!” she scoffs. “I think that Rihanna always looks so fresh and I’m like, ‘How do you do that? We all know how much pot you smoke! And you don’t sleep because you’re on Instagram at four o’clock in the morning!’ I’ll get her secret for you.”
And Katy is ready to learn. “I’ve always been a sponge,” she says. “I’ve always had a desire to learn. I didn’t grow up with a real education, but now I am kind of educated by life.”
Read Katy’s full interview in ELLE Canada here. What do you think Rihanna’s beauty secret is?