Katy Perry Explains Her 'Transformation', Lensed By Juno Calypso For Paper Magazine March 2019

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Talent Katy Perry undergoes a ‘Transformation’, styled by Patti Wilson in looks from Sid Neigum, Maïssane Zinaï, Tabitha Simmons, Valentino, Vera Wang and more. Juno Calypso flashes the pop star for Paper Magazine March 2019.

We learn in Katy Perry’s Paper interview with Marie Lodi that she and boyfriend Orlando Bloom are so serious that they are in the “throwing out each other’s belongings without asking” phase of their relationship.

Explaining that they are both hoarders by nature, Orlando Bloom wanted to keep his old toiletry bag because it has been around the world for 10 years, even when Perry presented him with a new one for Christmas. Perry is equally bad at hoarding, especially in the clothing category.

“I have all of them,” Perry said about her old costumes and iconic looks that she’s worn over her career, like her cupcake bras. “I have my costumes, my dancers’ costumes, all of my tour sets. My whipped-cream gun.” All her memorabilia reside in a warehouse.

Perry actively has college on the brain, saying she’s checked out Oxford for mature students.  "A lot of people go who have already had success in their careers at 45, and they're like, 'Well, what the fuck do I do now?' That was interesting, because it would be very Harry Potter for me," she says. Perry says she still loves music, but the touring part — which she's been known to continuously do for as long as two years — really "tires [her] out."

Classes that interest her include: "Anthropology, Astronomy, Egyptology, Comparative Religious Studies," continuing, "I like the history of things. I like storytelling. I like philosophical studies and mystical studies. I love knowing about sacred geometry and stuff like that." 

Describing her post-2016 election depression and crushing reviews for ‘Witness’, which WaPo called “half-woke”, Perry immersed herself in a week-long personal growth program called the Hoffman Process. Describing the program as "10 years of therapy in one week," Perry says it allowed her to heal. "I've never felt closer to God," she says. "I've never felt so much release and relief." Perry credits the Hoffman Process with freeing her from "the conditioning of what society thinks" with the result that she is allowing her being to think better, kinder thoughts about herself. Perry describes the negative chatter that had haunted her mind as an "untuned symphony, just going at all times."

In words that should resonate with many of us, Perry has been able to significantly quiet the symphony. She is also a longtime practitioner of TM, or Transcendental Meditation, the mantra-focused meditation heralded by director David Lynch.