Ciara Gets Honest About Self-Confidence and ‘Fully Embracing’ Her Authentic Self

The singer-songwriter opened up to ‘People’ about finding beauty in her self-perceived flaws.


It may be surprising to learn that singer, songwriter, mom, entrepreneur and one-time SI Swimsuit model Ciara ever feels less than her very best.

In a refreshing interview with People, the “1, 2 Step” singer dished about her new partnership with Degree and opened up about self-love. In particular, Ciara shared how her mindset about her body has changed with motherhood.

“I’m being intentional about just really fully embracing myself and all the parts of me, even down to the impact that my three precious babies have had on my stomach,” she stated. “My stomach will never be the same. And you can’t go backwards once you had the experience of the stretch and what babies do to your body. But I’ve really been doing things like reminding myself of how it’s a beautiful thing, and that all the parts of me are what make me who I am and make me uniquely me."

Recently, the OAM founder has been teasing a new song called “For Da Girls” on social media, which fans are clamoring over, and she’s showed off several chic looks during Paris Fashion Week. It’s clear that “Level Up” isn’t just a song, it’s a mantra.

“I’ve really tapped into another level of confidence for myself and really being even more steadfast on all of my goals and the mission, the plans that I have to keep leveling up and getting better,” she told People.

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.