Miranda Lambert Is Having a Moment

Grammy! Tour! Wedding! The hot country star tells us how she fits power foods and daily cardio into her crazy-busy life.

Q: What was the healthiest thing about your childhood?
A: We had a farm and a garden, and for about two years we literally lived off the land. We raised rabbits and chickens, and also had our own hogs that we slaughtered. We didn't really go to the store for anything besides milk. My mom would say, "Go pick out what you want for dinner," and we'd go in the garden and get whatever vegetables we wanted. It was really old-school and really awesome.

Q: Was it hard slaughtering animals that were your pets?
A: Dad would give us two rabbits as our pets, or we'd have one pig we could name. They explained that not every animal was a pet—some were providing for our family. It sounds weird to other people, but I look at it like, there are some animals you feed and some animals that feed you.

Q: Are you a good cook?
A: [Blake and I are] both pretty good. We have a lot of catfish, and everybody knows the best way to eat catfish is fried. I tried to be healthy and bake it once, whichwas horrible. We ordered a pizza!

Q: How did you know that Blake was the one?
A: The first day I met him, I knew he was really special. We balance each other out. He's constantly joking, and I'm more serious. He can make me laugh at any point. Especially when I'm trying to be mad, he'll go, "Are we in a fight?" And then I'll start laughing and go, "I guess not now."

Q: He must understand the pressure of being in the public eye. It's not enough anymore to just be a singer—you have to look great, too. Is that tough?
A: Absolutely. The bigger you get, the more pressure you have to deal with. The hard part is I'm a normal-size girl, and I'm fine with that. All these stars are so tiny, and they spend their lives trying to be skinny. I want to look my best, but I'm not a model. I'm not an actress. I'm representing normal girls. It's OK to have a little bit of curve. I'm happy with my body. So many girls come up to me and say, "Thank you for being normal," and I'm proud of that.

Q: Do you guys want kids?
A: We have seven dogs, so we're just taking care of them. They're all rescues, and all crazy-looking. Every animal is named after a song or an artist­—Delta, Delilah, Cher, Jessi, Waylon, Virginia Bluebell, and Black Betty. We have so much going on right now, we're gonna wait awhile. The dogs are really good birth control!
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Alison Prato
Last Updated: April 07, 2011

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