There aren't many celebrities who receive shade from online haters on a more regular basis than Katy Perry. People are always going to have an opinion on her music and her overall appearance, and it's only natural that those opinions aren't always going to be positive.
But Katy Perry can rest easy, since her hundreds of millions of fans probably aren't going to waver in their support anytime soon. Katy Perry's success in this world isn't found just in her musical talent. She has appeared in various movies and television shows, as well as being the face of several modeling campaigns.
And once you see how amazing she looks throughout this list, you may also quickly see why various fashion magazines have made the claim that she is the sexiest woman in the entire world.
Below we've broken the career of Katy Perry into two parts, 10 photos from her life away from the stage, and 10 that show just how amazing she looks when she is rocking her heart out.
Included are also quotes in every entry, allowing Perry to express in her own words her thoughts on some of the most important areas of her life. Such as why she goes on tour and when she is planning on stopping, as well as some of her most intimate secrets from behind closed doors.
20 Talking About Her Upbringing
As you work your way throughout this list, you'll not only get to see unbelievable photos of Katy Perry but also learn a little bit about her life and sense of style. Despite the revealing nature of some of the outfits that are going to be coming your way, Perry's upbringing had perhaps a more religious element than you'd expect.
"Everyone related to me in my circle was from church: church friends, church school, church activities. All my friends weren't allowed to watch MTV or go to PG-13 movies or listen to the radio, so I didn't really know anything different. That's how I was raised," said Perry.
We wonder what her parents think about some of her more raunchy outfits!
19 Touring Is Her Gift To The Fans
Katy Perry is one of the most in-demand artists in the entire world with her concerts being a guarantee to end up selling out. And while some artists may find themselves getting tired of the grind, Perry has admitted in the past just why going on stage matters so much,
"Touring is always important to me. It's like a big IOU to my fans, because I know they are the reason I exist," said Perry.
We're sure the lucrative paydays that come her way as a result of her tours also helps give her that extra push when she needs it!
18 She Looks Like This But Failed In Bed According To Brand
With the amount of attention that Katy Perry gets for just being her you can understand why that attention gets ramped up even more when she starts knocking boots with another celebrity. Such as her marriage to Russell Brand. There were several problems in their short-lived marriage and when talking about life behind closed doors, Brand revealed a significant one,
“When you’re a monk, you’re not allowed to have s*x with anyone. When you’re married, it’s one person. That’s one more than a monk. It’s not that different. I’d be having s*x thinking, ‘think of anyone, anyone else.'”
17 She Knows Rihanna And Lady Gaga Cannot Do What She Does
Katy Perry works in an industry where she is constantly going to be compared to other musicians. Whether it's for the style of music she puts out, or the appearance she uses to flaunt on the stage. At the end of the day though, Perry realizes what is the most important thing,
"People don't want just vanilla. They want 31 flavors. I couldn't do what Rihanna does. I couldn't do what Gaga does. They can't do what I do."
The music industry is definitely big enough to have several megastars and kudos to Perry for realizing that she needs to stay true to herself.
16 She Prayed For Her Most Eye-Catching Assets
There are many assets that Katy Perry has at her disposal to help her stand out from her competition. But did you know that perhaps her most eye-catching feature, or should we say, features, was something that she was actively praying for in her life?
"I lay on my back one night and looked down at my feet, and I prayed to God. I said, ‘God, will you please let me have b**bs so big that I can’t see my feet when I’m lying down?," admitted Perry in a past interview.
It definitely looks like she had those prayers get answered!
15 She Wants To Leave A Legacy
The world of professional music is littered with the graves of musicians who managed to have one big hit, but then just faded into mediocrity or obscurity. Katy Perry's first time in the public eye came with the iconic, "I Kissed A Girl", but Perry revealed there needed to be more to her than that,
"I sacrifice in my love life and my social life, but those things will be there in three or four years."
She has definitely succeeded in keeping her career relevant! "This is a really important time in my life. I can't just be the girl who sang 'I Kissed a Girl.' I have to leave a legacy," said Perry.
14 Giving Advice For When Fans Meet Her
Katy Perry is aware that there is always going to be a strong chance when she leaves the house, that she is going to be bombarded by the attention of some of her fans. But with the millions of people that are listening to her music on a regular basis, that's also something that probably isn't going to change anytime soon.
Perry has surely met fans of all shapes and sizes, but if you ever get the chance to meet her, you may want to heed her advice.
"I still want to be as approachable and relatable as possible - when I meet fans and they're crying, I'll say, 'Calm down, there's nothing to cry about."
13 She Admits To Having Bad Dance Moves
Part of being a talented musician is being able to entertain your fans at your show. And one of the best ways to do that, as seen in the careers of women like Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears, is to make sure you know how to bust a groove.
But when talking about her own ability to get jiggy with it, Perry revealed,
"I'm okay with having bad dance moves. I'm okay with having horrible lower teeth. That's what makes me me, and for some reason, it's worked out all right."
Something tells us her fans don't mind her bad dance moves, especially if she is on the stage looking like she does in our photo!
12 She's Critical Of Her Posture
Katy Perry knows that wherever she goes, people are going to be expressing their opinion on how she is looking. But did you know that one of the areas that she puts the most focus on is how she stands? When discussing her feelings on the matter, Perry expressed,
"I'm really critical of my posture, it makes a big difference. And I try to suck my belly in."
Good posture will also drastically reduce the amount of back pain she has! "Everyone should do that whether you're on a red carpet or not. Even if you're just going out to dinner with your boyfriend you should try and suck it in."
11 Singing Will Take A Backseat When She Becomes A Mom
Katy Perry knows that at this point in her life where her priorities are. But you may want to take an extra second to make sure you appreciate how she looks on the stage because that isn't always going to be the case.
When talking about how her life would be different once she starts a family, Perry stated,
"My singing is really important to me, but when children come along they'll be my main focus. I'd never put my career in front of my babies - it'd be a case of fitting jobs around them."
Which realistically means her time on the road would probably be significantly reduced!
10 Explaining Her Good And Bad Girl Side
Katy Perry has definitely worn plenty of outfits that may leave people hot under the collar. But despite her at times naughtier nature, Perry still contends to the fact that she has elements of her that are innocent.
When discussing the duality of her personality, Perry stated,
"I'm kind of a good girl - and I'm not. I'm a good girl because I really believe in love, integrity, and respect. I'm a bad girl because I like to tease."
You'll definitely see plenty of outfits that she wore on stage where she is using the sex appeal card! "I know that I have s*x appeal in my deck of cards. But I like to get people thinking. That's what the stories in my music do."
9 You Can Hate Her Life, People Love Her Music
Katy Perry cannot control what people choose to write about her in the tabloids. All that matters to her, is that she gets to put herself in situations on a regular basis where she is wearing outfits like the one in our next entry.
"I don't care what people say about my relationship. People are buying my songs; I have a sold-out tour. I'm getting incredible feedback from my music," stated Perry.
Nothing to help drown out the haters like hearing millions of fans cheer for you on a monthly basis!
8 How She Keeps Her Body Looking Amazing
Regardless of if you are a celebrity or not, you should definitely be doing all that you can to try and make sure you are staying active and healthy. But the fact that Katy Perry gets gawked at on a regular basis may also be an extra strong motivator for her to make sure her body stays in amazing shape, as on display with our photo.
"I go hiking. I do all the outdoors stuff. I just try to make sure my body feels good and then my mind feels good. And then I'm happy!"
When talking about how she keeps herself in shape, Perry revealed,
"I think making my body feel good boosts my confidence. I think if I just take a minute to get more sleep and also if I [take] a run. My favorite thing to do here in New York is bicycle right by the waterfront. Just put on a new record that I want to listen to and just go bicycling up and down, up and down."
7 The Story Behind The Left Shark!
Katy Perry definitely rocked the house when she was the headliner back at the Super Bowl in 2015. Though perhaps even more captivating than Katy Perry was the dancing of the now infamous left shark.
In a recent interview with NPR, the man behind the shark, Bryan Gaw revealed,
"So there’s a set choreography. There’s also what’s called freestyle choreography, or, like, you get to move around or play your character as a dancer."
He just didn't expect his goofy dancing to go viral! Though he did admit he puts that accomplishment on his resume. "I’m in a 7-foot blue shark costume. There’s no cool in that. So what’s the other option? Well, I’m gonna play a different character."
6 John Mayer Loved Getting Down
As another entry on our list will state, Katy Perry's lovemaking with Russell Brand was not nearly as stellar as you may expect. But maybe the problems lay not with Perry, but with Brand because when Mayer and Perry started going out following their divorce, it definitely seems like it was hot and heavy.
This was fueled by a tabloid report that was reported by Star magazine that there had been complaints of the couple's loud lovemaking that would often go late into the night. When talking about lovemaking with Brand, Perry also once admitted,
"Like Ludacris rapped, 'I'm a lady in the street and a freak in the bed," a trait she may have carried over for Mayer!
5 Her Songs Explain Her Life
While they may never admit it, there are many musicians out there who never write an original song in their life. They just happen to have a talented team of ghostwriters or a recording studio that puts them in the proper position to succeed.
Perry, on the other hand, has been adamant that she has been one of the fundamental writers on all of her songs. For her, that's part of what makes her stand out
"With songs, I've always pledged to be honest. I write my songs because I've lived them," said Perry.
4 Why She Thinks She Always Looks Amazing
There is no shortage of amazing advice that Katy Perry has given out to her fans throughout her career. But when it comes to talking about how she looks, Perry revealed why she thinks she looks so amazing.
"If you're presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything."
And when you consider the amount of love and support that Perry has received from her fans throughout her career, there is definitely plenty for her to be confident about. It may also help that she has over 100 million fans online who would be more than happy to send her some supportive messages on a tough day!
3 She's Wanted This Her Whole Life
Katy Perry has had aspirations to be successful in the music industry her entire life. In 2012 with an interview for The Sun, Perry opened up on her thoughts about her career, as well as the importance of being humble,
"Ever since I was younger I wanted to be on stage, singing my songs in a glittering costume. And that happened and is still happening."
Perry must be ecstatic that it is now 6 years later and she is still managing to rock the stage on a regular basis the way she has. "I have to remember that this is what I wished for and be grateful because there are 500 other girls right behind me that are ready to snatch it up."
2 Exuding Fun Energy As Minnie Mouse
Katy Perry knows that no matter what she says or does, people are going to be dousing her with some serious haterade. But she knows what matters the most to her, and it's something that is definitely on display with his fun photo of her.
"I just like having fun. And, you know, sometimes I just like to present myself in that fun energy," said Perry.
While we don't know what Disney movie is Katy Perry's favorite, we do know her fans would probably get incredibly excited if she ever started releasing covers of classic Disney songs!
1 Why She Cut Her Hair
Katy Perry has gone through many different transitions in her career, both emotionally and physically. Perhaps one of the more jarring physical adjustments was her decision to cut her hair short and go blonde.
When talking about her decision to alter her look, Perry stated,
"I'm really strong as Katy Perry and then sometimes I'm not as strong as Katheryn Hudson. People like talk about my hair, right? They don't like it or they wish that it was longer. I so badly want to be Katheryn Hudson that I don't even want to look like Katy Perry anymore sometimes.