Miranda Lambert is on the cover of the new Ladies Home Journal and says she may not be the best role model for young girls.
She says, “I cuss and I drink and I have tattoos. It’s two Colt .45s and wings. I got it when I was 22, and it was the first thing I ever did without consulting my parents. I didn’t ask them because I didn’t want their answer.”
But it’s not like she had a string of rebellious acts. It sounds more like she inherited her strong will and independent streak.
“I would go up to the McDonald’s counter and order my own McNuggets,” she told the magazine. “My mom would be like, ‘If you’re not going to order them yourself, then you’re not getting any nuggets.’ She’d say, ‘You need to face your fears. You can’t just run away from everything you might be uncomfortable with.’ She always wanted me to stand on my own two feet.”
As for her role model status, while she admits some of the choices she makes may not sit well with everyone, “When a girl comes up to me after a show and says, ‘Thank you for being normal,’ that’s when I feel like I’ve done my job.”
This issue of Ladies Home Journal will be the last monthly issue they release as they cut back on publishing due to changing times.