Mariah Carey is a diva. This isn’t meant to be an insult. The pop singer is one of the last of her kind—a strong, sexy female star with a larger-than-life personality, an indomitable attitude, and a voice for days.
The diva is a dying breed, and Mariah Carey is doing everything she can to ensure her species doesn’t go extinct. She has a reality show, Mariah’s World, in which she does things like swim in a gown while wearing diamonds, wear sunglasses under fluorescent lighting because she refuses to be seen under fluorescent lighting without sunglasses, and transforms into her brunette alter ego named “Bianca” just because. She recently lip-synced her way through a disastrous New Year’s Eve performance, assumed precisely zero blame for the malfunctions, and immediately brushed off the train-wreck with the effortless grace of an action star star walking away from explosions. Mariah Carey doesn’t do things like the rest of us do things, and that includes going to the gym and wearing any kind of appropriate workout attire.
What’s that? You expected Mariah Carey to sport a T-shirt and yoga pants during her sweat session? Nah. Mariah Carey laughs at your basic assumption and your basic gym clothes. Try fishnet tights, stiletto heels, and a black jacket zipped up over a body suit bearing lots and lots of cleavage. That’s more Mariah Carey’s style. Get on her level. See the diva in action at celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson’s Los Angeles gym:
Mariah Carey is a legend.
This article was originally published on MensHealth.com