She is beautiful, successful and also the mother of two children. The fact that an international superstar like Christina Aguilera, of all people, could have problems with her appearance is unimaginable for many. But now the 40-year-old is looking back at her past and reflecting on her thin figure.
She took her first steps on the public stage at the tender age of 13. In the American TV show Mickey Mouse Club, Christina Aguilera hosted alongside acting star Ryan Gosling and fellow musician Justin Timberlake. It wasn’t until a few years later, when she was just 18, that her musical career really took off with her first single, “Genie in A Bottle.” In crop tops and tight pants, Christina Aguilera sings and charms her fans into her world of music, driving her fans crazy. A super sexy new star was born!
Christina Aguilera opens up with this confession
Christina’s beauty, paired with her voice and slim body, brought her a lot of success. Nobody would have thought that this young woman could not feel comfortable in her seemingly perfect body. Time and time again, Christina Aguilera presented herself semi-nude and looking hot, in sexy lingerie and skimpy outfits. But today, almost two decades later, she confronts her feelings about her younger image. “I hated being super skinny. I find it hard today to look at old photos of myself,” the 40-year-old confesses to “Health” magazine. “I remember being so insecure. I wouldn’t want to relive my twenties.”
Today, the singer feels comfortable in her body
But the super-thin body type is in the past for Xtina. In the meantime, the native New Yorker not only has a few curves, but has also cultivated the necessary self-confidence that she lacked as a young woman. She no longer cares about what others have to say about her, or how others perceive her. For Xtina, how she feels about herself is what counts. At age 40, the “Genie in A Bottle” musician has finally come into her own. “As you get older, you stop comparing yourself to other people and start appreciating and accepting your own body,” Christina Aguilera explains candidly. “As you get older, you realize that life is too short to waste time on what other people think about you. I realized that I should make memories for myself and not worry about what other people think.”
Edited and translated by April Verite.