Britney Spears and Miranda Lambert Start Mutual Adoration Society

First, Miranda Lambert put Britney Spears way up on a pedestal. And now Spears is doing the same for Lambert. And from where I’m sitting, they both look damn good up there.

In a recent issue of Women’s Health magazine, Lambert was talking about her “slim and Happy” lifestyle now that she’s dropped 20 pounds. And she admitted part of her inspiration to lose the weight was looking at Spears’ figure.

“I can picture Britney’s body, and I’m like, ‘Oh, faster!’” she said.

Once that issue hit newsstands, country newcomer Jamie Lynn Spears picked it up and showed Lambert’s quote to her older sister. Then Britney replied via Twitter, “So flattered by this @mirandalambert! … My sister @jamielynnspears just showed me. You look amazing!! @WomensHealthMag.”

The story also has Lambert revealing that she hates running, but that she’ll do it when she’s listening to Katy Perry’s “Roar” and then put on Destiny’s Child’s “Bootylicious” for a slower-paced run/walk. And she also said that before she lost the weight, she’d been approached by weight-loss companies who wanted her to lose 40 pounds, which would have been twice what she lost and would have put her in the dangerously thin territory.

“I’d think, ‘But I’m not obese. I’m only a size 8. I really don’t even need to lose 40 pounds. I thought I only needed to lose like 15, but now that you mention it, dang, I do look kind of bad,’” Lambert said. “Thanks for bringing that to my attention, asshole.”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.