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Meghan Trainor: Women should be confident in their skin

Singer Meghan Trainor worried she'd only be known as the bass girl.

All About That Bass singer Meghan Trainor wants women to own their bodies.

The blonde star shot to fame with her debut single last year (2014), and the tune, which deals with positive body image, has become an anthem for ladies around the world. As well as leading to a fully fledged pop career, the song has also meant Meghan is the go-to girl when it comes to talking about women's bodies. Plus-size clothing label FullBeauty Brands has even tapped the 21-year-old beauty for their #OwnYourCurves campaign.

“I hope my voice helps, because I am the bass girl for the rest of my life,” Meghan told New York Daily News' Confidenti@l column. “And I want to spread the word on confidence on this campaign because we want women just to own what they got and work it and be comfortable in their clothes, not go shopping and be scared.”

While she's now happy with her status as the bass girl, the success of the track intimated the singer at first. With some guidance from her friends and follow up smash hit singles Lips Are Movin and Dear Future Husband, Meghan stopped worrying so much.

“I was worried at first when it came out and it was so big that I went to my girls and said, ‘Yo, am I just going to be the girl that’s all about the bass and for the rest of my life I’m the bass girl?’" she confided. "And once my other songs came out, they were like, ‘No, you’re the confident girl who started with talking about her confidence.’”

Talking about her new campaign with WWD recently, Meghan explained how the collaboration came about. For the shots the star wows in designs such as a sleek black dress, showing just how confident she is to the camera lens.

"They told me what they were doing and how they wanted to make women feel more confident,” she smiled. “It was the same views I was having so I thought it was the perfect fit.”

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