I Looked ‘Rancid’ During Pregnancy, Says Mariah Carey

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Mariah Carey has always been a diva and somewhat out there. Maybe it’s innate, maybe it’s just shtick. Either way, all good, totally get it. What I don’t quite understand, however, is her latest proclamation that her pregnant body looked “rancid.”

Carey, 42, gave birth two twins Moroccan and Monroe back in April, and has since lost a whopping 70 pounds. Here’s what she told Gayle King at a New York media appearance promoting Jenny Craig diet products, for which Carey is a spokesperson (oh, the irony!):

“I had a towel on in the tub … I’m not lying, I promise you! You think I would let [husband] Nick [Cannon] see me looking rancid like that?”

Really, Mariah? Look, I’m not going to lie and say that I felt like a sex goddess while pregs. Like most women I know, I felt fat and bloated and, well, far from beautiful. So I get that Mariah wasn’t exactly feeling her best. But to describe her pregnant bod as “rancid?” I mean, really! Call me old-fashioned, but she should be thanking her lucky stars that she was able to conceive, carry and give birth to two healthy and adorable babies. This is a blessed woman we’re talking about!

Oh, she also had this to say:

“I had, like, no bones for a while. It’s important for me to feel my bones!”

Um, okay. Forget pregnancy, baby weight, etc. – this is sounding a hell of a lot like body dysmorphia to me.

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