Katy Perry Vanity Fair CoverLooking every bit the part of a well-endowed pin up girl, Katy Perry graces the cover of Vanity Fair's June issue and is spilling on her lack of a childhood, complete trust in hubby, Russell Brand, on what legume she modeled her career after.

"My career is like an artichoke," Perry told Vanity Fair. "People might think that the leaves are tasty and buttered up and delicious, and they don't even know that there's something magical hidden at the base of it. There's a whole other side [of me] that people didn't know existed."

But one thing that wasn't so buttery and delicious was Perry's childhood. She describes her born-again religious upbringing as more than a little limiting -- she wasn't even allowed to say the words 'deviled eggs' or 'Dirt Devil.'

"I didn't have a childhood," she said.

Or at least she didn't have a childhood that was supported by her parents. But Perry's parents aren't still the bible thumping teachers she grew up with -- instead, she believes that they grew with her, developing a more understanding mind set together.