Despite her glam appearance, Carey confessed to lacking self-confidence in Allure magazine. "I've always had really low self-esteem, and I still do," she said. "What's weird about that is being onstage, and the love that you get, and the adoration that you feel from your real fans. It's hard for a partner to compete -- just imagine."
Carey slimmed down in preparation for this album's release. (Ida Mae Astute/ABC )