On their new single, “The Time (the Dirty Bit),” the [artist id="30064"]Black Eyed Peas[/artist] rejoice in having the time of their life. And that’s exactly what the group’s frontwoman, [artist id="3235473"]Fergie[/artist], is doing as she’s been named one of Glamour magazine‘s 2010 Women of the Year. In an interview for Glamour‘s December issue conducted by former winner Katie Couric, the 35-year-old songstress opened up about her band’s recent success and her marriage to Josh Duhamel, while also giving advice to young women.
“For some lucky reason or gift from God, I’ve known what I wanted to do since I was a little girl,” Fergie told Couric. “And even through disappointments and rejection, there was something inside of me that wouldn’t give up. I’m a survivor, and I’m very driven.”
Admitting that she hasn’t always had the time to reflect on her success, Fergie revealed to the magazine that she doesn’t even have her awards out on display. “My mom and dad and stepdad ordered display cases for Josh and me to put our awards in,” the singer said. “They haven’t arrived yet, but it’s nice to think about getting my awards out of the safe and putting them in one by one. Because when you’re in the middle of it, you don’t just sit there and give yourself gold stars all the time.”
In addition to Fergie’s numerous accolades , the pop star also dished about her actor husband. “Well, I knew, getting into a relationship with him, that girls were very attracted to him,” she said of Duhamel’s flock of female admirers. “He was filming a show called ‘Las Vegas’ and was constantly around half-naked women. It was just the premise of the show. For me, I’m not a jealous person. That’s just not my thing. You have to have trust in your relationship.”
Asked what her advice is for the number of women out there who are not satisfied with how they look, Fergie replied, “It’s become actually the norm, I feel. And it’s really sad. The thing that I can say is, you’re not alone. [And if] you start making the right choices for yourself, all of a sudden you start feeling better and better … You’d be surprised how addicting high self-esteem is.”
As for whether the singer has any plans to have babies, Fergie revealed that it’s on her list of goals, but added that “a girl’s gotta keep something private.”
Meanwhile, the Black Eyed Peas are gearing up to release their brand-new album, The Beginning (due out on November 30), featuring the aforementioned “The Time (the Dirty Bit)” as its lead single. The tune samples the “Dirty Dancing” theme song “(I’ve Had) the Time of My Life.”
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