And though she works out regularly while listening to Beyoncé and Britney Spears, Lambert would much rather be eating chips or sipping a convenience store Cosmopolitan she calls "the Mirandarita.""It's Bacardi Light with Crystal Light Raspberry Lemonade and a splash of Sprite Zero," she says with a grin.
"Low-calorie, low-sodium, no carbs, no caffeine — it's practically a health drink!
"My younger brother, Luke, and I had a nanny; Mom and Dad drove new cars and had a brand-new house built," Lambert recalls. "People didn't really have the money to spend on private investigators," she explains, "and my parents weren't getting enough work to keep up."Lambert was 6 — "old enough," she says, "to feel the pain of knowing when something is totally wrong." Falling behind on their mortgage, "my parents lost everything they had..were homeless," Lambert says matter-of-factly.
"Our whole world turned upside down." Fortunately, an uncle took them in, and for two years, Lambert shared a room with her cousin and wore clothes sewn by her mother or bought at Goodwill.
He missed us, and we missed him, so much."Although Lambert's mom had a first grader and a toddler to look after, she was equally dedicated to rebuilding the family business, providing her daughter with a valuable lesson about persistence.
"I know it's not that they weren't working or trying.
Leaving behind her old and more prosperous life, relocating, and attending a new school threw the sensitive young girl into a tailspin.