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Chloe Baily smolders for Allure as she reveals she used to be 'a little ashamed of my curves'


She has two film projects in the works and a solo album on the way.

And Chloe Bailey is also the cover girl for Allure’s June/July 2022 issue, where she also sat down to discuss her career, her body and what she looks for in a partner.

The 23-year-old artist, who looked incredible in spring ready looks for the magazine spread,  said she used to feel ‘ashamed’ of her curves and ‘tried to hide them’ when she was growing up.

Striking: She has two film projects in the works and a solo album on the way. And Chloe Bailey is also the cover girl for Allure's June/July 2022 issue, where she also sat down to discuss her career, her body and what she looks for in a partner

Striking: She has two film projects in the works and a solo album on the way. And Chloe Bailey is also the cover girl for Allure’s June/July 2022 issue, where she also sat down to discuss her career, her body and what she looks for in a partner

Chloe revealed that when she was a kid, she was ‘a little ashamed’ of her curves.

‘It’s complicated. I’ve always had thick thighs and a butt. But I was growing up at a time when, if someone on television told you that you had a big butt, they meant it as an insult.’

She continued: ‘So I was a little ashamed of my curves. I tried to hide them. It took me a very, very long time. Now my favorite thing about [my body] is my butt.’

Chloe explained that her body positivity came from watching female artists embrace their forms, specifically Beyonce and Jill Scott.

Wow: The 23-year-old artist, who looked incredible in spring ready looks for the magazine spread, said she used to feel 'ashamed' of her curves and 'tried to hide them' when she was growing up

Wow: The 23-year-old artist, who looked incredible in spring ready looks for the magazine spread, said she used to feel ‘ashamed’ of her curves and ‘tried to hide them’ when she was growing up

Speaking out: Chloe revealed that when she was a kid, she was 'a little ashamed' of her curves

Speaking out: Chloe revealed that when she was a kid, she was ‘a little ashamed’ of her curves

‘The first woman I saw embrace her body was Beyonce. Hearing her sing Bootylicious or seeing her perform on the BET [awards] made me feel calm about my body,’ she said.

‘Also Jill Scott. She showed me another beautiful, full-figured, thick, sexy, curvaceous [woman]. And I was like, that is sexy.’ 

Chloe also spoke about what she looks for in a guy and how different her own persona is in music videos versus real life. 

‘I present myself in my music videos as this really sensual girl, but when it comes to love and relationships, that’s not how I am.’

‘But that’s what guys think of me sometimes. So I’ve been pretty protective of my heart and figuring out guys’ true intentions.’

Chloe noted that she doesn’t go by how a guy looks but what’s inside: ‘I’m not a person who bases [stuff] on outward appearance.’

From the heart: Chloe also spoke about what she looks for in a guy and how different her own persona is in music videos versus real life

From the heart: Chloe also spoke about what she looks for in a guy and how different her own persona is in music videos versus real life

‘If their heart is made of gold, I’m so in. I just want them to appreciate my nerdy side, my work ethic, and be my best friend,’ she said.

‘It has to be someone who’s really intellectual because that’s sexy. You can teach me things.’

Adding: ‘I know a lot.’

Her onstage persona is different to how she is in real life, the singer explained to the magazine.

‘When I’m [not performing], I’m a bubbly, corny, clumsy person. But when the lights turn on, something just happens. I’m somebody else.’

She says that perhaps we all have multiple layers and her onstage persona is ‘a side of me that I’ve always wanted to get out but I’ve been too scared.’

‘The Chloe onstage? I’m fearless. I feel sexy. I feel strong. I feel like nothing can hold me back. When I’m off the stage, it’s the complete opposite. That version onstage is still a really nice person, but she doesn’t take any s**t. She knows who she is.’ 

Star power: Her onstage persona is different to how she is in real life, the singer explained to the magazine

Star power: Her onstage persona is different to how she is in real life, the singer explained to the magazine

Chloe, who is part of the group Chloe X Halle with her sister Halle, worked on her solo album during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

She said working on the album was therapy, as she suffered from separation anxiety at the time because she did not see her sister for six months – due to the pandemic.

Halle was stuck in London and not able to return to the US, which was the longest time the siblings have ever been apart.

‘Music saved me. I was at a low moment where I felt lost, like I didn’t have any sense of who I was,’ she told the outlet.

‘In the beginning you can tell that [the person] who is singing is like a bird with broken wings. As time went on, you can hear me finding strength and confidence. I didn’t want to lose that story as I pieced the [songs] together.’ 

Speaking out: She said working on the album was therapy, as she suffered from separation anxiety at the time because she did not see her sister for six months - due to the pandemic

Speaking out: She said working on the album was therapy, as she suffered from separation anxiety at the time because she did not see her sister for six months – due to the pandemic

So gorgeous: 'In the beginning you can tell that [the person] who is singing is like a bird with broken wings. As time went on, you can hear me finding strength and confidence. I didn't want to lose that story as I pieced the [songs] together

So gorgeous: ‘In the beginning you can tell that [the person] who is singing is like a bird with broken wings. As time went on, you can hear me finding strength and confidence. I didn’t want to lose that story as I pieced the [songs] together

Sister, sister: Chloe pictured with her younger sister Halle (left), 22, at the Revolve Festival on April 17, 2022

Sister, sister: Chloe pictured with her younger sister Halle (left), 22, at the Revolve Festival on April 17, 2022

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