Beyonce is careful to keep an eye on her figure these days - as she struggled with her weight as a youngster, often needing four people to help her zip up her jeans.
The curvy singer/actress admits she went through an "ugly" stage as a youngster and insists she was once so overweight it took her entire family to prise her into trousers.
She tells Glamour magazine, "When I was around 10 or 11 my mother gave me this really ugly haircut and I was really chubby.
"So chubby that my family used to all lie me down flat so that they could zip up my jeans. It would take four of them and I would lie there on the bed while they all got to work on it."