Carrie Underwood graces the February cover of Allure magazine. In it, she discusses family, follows up on her comments to the UK’s Independent supporting marriage equality, and talks about how she avoids wardrobe malfunctions. You can check out a slideshow of pictures and quotes from the interview at Allure.com. Here are some highlights:

  • In June, Underwood came out in favor of gay marriage. “As a married person myself, I don’t know what it’s like to be told I can’t marry somebody I love,” she told a British newspaper. She elaborates: “I’m in favor of acceptance,” she says flatly. “And I am a Christian person, and I do love the Lord, and I feel no matter who you are, what you believe, how you live your life, it’s not my place to judge. I don’t have that power. I don’t want that power. It’s my place to love and to show God’s love to other people, even if they don’t live a life like I live. So that’s where I’m coming from.”

 

  • Underwood takes her career seriously. “My mom had a job, and she also took care of us, and she also took care of Dad—I always saw her pulling triple duty, doing more than I ever felt like she needed to,” the singer recalls. “I made a promise to myself that it would be more of a team effort in my family someday. And because of that, I became more independent. But it was tough figuring out what kind of guy would work with what I did.”

 

  • Underwood is proud to say that “underneath every skirt, every dress, I’m wearing shorts. So that everyone in the world knows, if I ever fell down, nobody would get a peek at anything.” And usually the shorts are a different color from her onstage outfits, “so that everyone knows they’re not seeing my undergarments.” Grinning, she waits a beat. “So sad….”


You can also check out a slideshow of older pictures of Carrie, featuring some funny and occasionally pointed commentary by Carrie at Allure.com.

Last but not least, here’s behind the scenes video from Carrie’s cover shoot:

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  • http://www.facebook.com/amirabdulrahim Amir Hazwan Abdul Rahim

    She elaborates: “I’m in favor of acceptance,” she says flatly. “And I am a Christian person, and I do love the Lord, and I feel no matter who you are, what you believe, how you live your life, it’s not my place to judge. I don’t have that power. I don’t want that power. It’s my place to love and to show God’s love to other people, even if they don’t live a life like I live. So that’s where I’m coming from.”
    That’s the best quote I’ve read in a long time. So much respect for this lady.

  • Miz

    Carrie is so beautiful, it’s a shame they did so much air brushing on those photos.

  • jobeob987

    LOL, love the comment about the shorts under Carrie’s dresses and skirts (and in different colors, of course)!

  • Eileen99

    Great quotes from Carrie, really just spot on.

  • http://www.facebook.com/beaugard.stevens Beaugard Stevens

    Carrie Underwood leading the charge for “gay marriage.”  Such an amazing person, such a beautiful soul.  What a blessing she is.  She’s fearless, she’s a “light” in the world.  I’ve always had respect for Carrie, but I have even more now, if that’s even possible.  I knew what I doing all those nights of dialing her number during her Idol run, she’s a real winner.  I wish her so much love.

  • MellyPer1692

    I don’t see Carrie as “LEADING the charge for gay marriage” but I do appreciate her voicing her thoughts on the subject and providing a glimpse into her religious ideals. Would that more Christians would adopt her philosophy regarding God’s love.

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    Guuurrrrl.  If I was a celebrity, I would were shorts under everything too!  Going commando would NOT be an option – EVER.  And I’m sure Carrie has enough common sense never to take any nekkid pictures of herself OR make a sex tape.