Katy Perry is the March 2011 cover girl for Elle US. The 26-year-old singer is wearing Gucci on the cover and appears in an editorial called “Fantastic Voyage” lensed by photographer Carter Smith.

Pick up the March issue of Elle for this exclusive interview. In the cover story for the famous magazine, Katy Perry reveals numerous things regarding her life behind the scenes, speaking about her marriage, but also about how she manages to create an equilibrium between her work and personal life.

“I think you can have it all. You just have to work really hard, because great things don’t come easily. Everyone’s been told that marriage is hard work, and it is: You have to make time for the things you love,” she told Elle.

Katy Perry for Elle US March 2011

Russell Brand’s wife also reveals a few details about their relationship. “Everything clicked really fast. We kind of instantly got past all the surfacey stuff. And ever since then, there hasn’t been a dull moment.” Moreover, she added that “we both needed balance, and we give that to each other. It wasn’t about me taming him, which is what everyone always says – it was about timing.”

Speaking about her life before becoming a famous artist and the ultimatum she gave herself, Katy Perry said for the magazine that “I had two cars repossessed, and I was writing bad checks, but I gave myself a timeline. I thought, Okay, if I don’t make it by 25, I’m just going to get married and pop out some babies and do some crafts.”

Katy Perry for Elle US March 2011

Katy Perry opened up for Elle about her much talked about figure and her current look. “I was shaped like a square at one time. I was! I’m generally around 130 pounds, which is totally fine for me. But when I was a kid, I was the same height and weighed more like 145. And I had enormous boobs that I didn’t know what to do with, so I wore minimizers, which were not cute. Those thick-ass straps! I got made fun of for the over-the-shoulder boulder holder…and all I wanted was to look like Kate Moss. Little did I know…that these things would come in handy someday.”

She then explained her present image. “Bettie Page meets Wonder Woman meets Doris Day meets Judy Jetson meets Natalie Wood meets Daphne Guinness meets Chloë Sevigny kind of look.”

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Photos: Carter Smith for Elle US