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*In an interview with HuffPost Live, the former “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta” star opens up about the work she’s had done on her body, and why she let a camera crew capture it all for her upcoming VH1 reality series “My Life.”

“I got my boobs done, I had fat transferred to my butt, I sucked out the stomach. You know, just normal women things,” she said. “And they say, ‘Are you really going to do this surgery [on camera]?’ I said, ‘Yes, because it’s my life.’ And I’m not ashamed. I’m not ashamed of wanting to suck the rolls out of my stomach.”

K. Michelle says she’s open and honest about her surgery because of her younger fans.

“I don’t want little girls to feel like I really did wake up like this, okay?” she said. “I’m not like that.”

Despite going to great lengths to perfect her figure, she added some wise words of advice for young women who are struggling to accept their bodies.

“You don’t have to do anything to be popular. You need to do what makes you happy. Don’t look at me as the poster child of ‘I need to change my appearance’ or whatever,” she said. “For a long time I didn’t change my appearance. And now it’s something that I wanted to do. I woke up in the morning and wanted a little whatever, but you’re beautiful however you are.”

Watch the full interview with K. Michelle below: