Christina Aguilera on the cover of Health magazine
Singer,Christina Aguilera stuns in series of photos for the cover of Health Magazine.
The 40-year-old wore black and nude gowns in her signature platinum blonde as she talked about her career over the past 20 years and how she has come to appreciate her body.
‘When I’m not working, there’s a heavy amount of guilt that I feel. It’s been embedded in me since I was little—you’re shamed if you don’t want to keep up,’
‘As a child [entertainer], you’re all pitted against one another, and other children are all about that grind too. It’s a weird space to grow up in.’
‘That grind is praised, but I think we’re all understanding that having moments to self-reflect and just breathe are crucial,’
‘I have this massive trunk of old diaries that I’ve literally kept from the past 20 years of my life. I was able to catch up on them and do some self-reflecting. It really forced me to be silent and take a look at myself.’
‘Entering this business, I hated being super skinny,’ she said. ‘I have a hard time looking at the early pictures of myself because I remember feeling so insecure. I would never want to relive my 20s—you’re so in your own head and finding your confidence.’
‘I was loving my new curves. I appreciated having a booty. I’ve always said that women are way more interesting to look at than men!’ ‘As you age, you stop comparing yourself to other people and start appreciating your own body and owning it.’
‘That is what beauty is really about. As much as I also love being a glam girl and playing dress-up for the camera, when it all comes off, that’s what’s ultimately most rewarding—being able to feel really good about who’s staring back at you in the mirror, because you’re owning all of it,’ .