Mariah Carey on the Cover of Out
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June 26, 2014 Amy Poehler, Mariah Carey, Marilyn Monroe, Heart, Yes
 

Mariah Carey, the sexy songstress and a married mother of two, but she'll always be young at heart—because as she puts it, "Darling, I"m eternally 12-years-old!"

The Elusive Chanteuse used this much-repeated line in a recent interview with Out's digital issue, sticking to her flirty, intentionally "ditzy" script as she talks about the daunting reality of getting older in an industry obsessed with youth.

When you look at M.C.'s answers, though, she doesn't seem all that different from a 12-year-old girl. Let's take a look at just a few examples of how Mariah is strikingly similar to a typical tween...

Mariah, 44, Embraces "Ditzy" Image: Mariah fondly remembers getting Norman Mailer's biography of Marilyn Monroe as a Christmas gift when she was a little girl. "I was a reader, believe it or not," she says. "It doesn't go with the ditzy image, I guess. I have too many highlights." Really, though, "I flirt with it, and I play with it," she says. "If it pisses people off, whatever."

Tween, 12, Embraces "Ditzy" Image: Things are improving, but for many years pop culture portrayed it as a positive thing for young women to downplay their intelligence. Acting "dumb," though, isn't cute, and thankfully, you gals (and the media, slowly) are catching on. It's cool to have interests and hobbies, to do things (and not just talk about other people), and yes, sistafriends, it is cool to read! (BTW, whether you're 12 or 44, Amy Poehler's "Smart Girls at the Party" is a great resource!

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By: Maverine Lane


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