06/07/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Fergie In 'Elle': Tells Herself French Fries Are Poison, Eats One Bite Of Dessert

Fergie covers the May issue of 'Elle' and inside talks about how she copes with being called fugly and tricks herself out of eating. Here are some excerpts from the interview:

On curbing her appetite:
"I'm not going to lie: There are times I play mind tricks on myself, like that the french fries are poison. With desserts, I'll let myself have just one bite, but I'll look like a freak when I'm eating it, like when I did Duncan Hines commercials as a kid, just savoring every morsel."

On criticism from gossipmongers:
"It has hurt me in the past when people say things like how 'fugly' I am or how horrible I look. I've had to learn not to give it such a high priority in life.... Look, when you're trying to juggle all of this in your life, sometimes you're not going to look perfect. I don't have time to get a facial every couple of days."

On her relationship style:
"I'm a relationship girl, a romantic. When I was younger, I used to be the cheater. I'm not talking about going all the way--I wasn't doing that in high school! But I'd have boyfriends, and then spring break would come around and I'd be a little bit naughty."