Adele flaunted a slimmer, blonder look when she swept the Grammys last week but the star insists she does not need to lose weight down or exploit her body to succeed.
The Someone Like You singer appears to have lost several stone since she was forced to cancel her US tour last October to undergo throat surgery, but she is playing down praise of her fab new look.
The 23-year-old London girl insists she has never aspired to look like girls on magazine covers or in music videos and she doesn't think she needs to be thin to be successful.
"I don’t want to be some skinny Minny with my t**s out. I really don’t want to do it. And I don’t want people confusing what it is that I’m about," she told US Vogue.
"No matter what you look like, I think the key is to be happy with yourself. Exploiting yourself sexually is not a good look."
Her album has sold more than 17 million copies worldwide but Adele adds that she is not a big fan of being famous.
She added: "I wanted to be a singer for ever. But it’s not really my cup of tea, having the whole world know who you are."