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Christina Aguilera can’t look at photos of her from her early 20s: ‘I remember feeling so insecure’

Christina Aguilera is more confident with curves than ‘super skinny’ (Picture: Coliena Rentmeester/Health)

Christina Aguilera has opened up on her body confidence over the years, admitting she finds it hard to look at photos from when she first found fame as it reminds her of feeling ‘insecure’.

The Dirrty star, 40, revealed she has always felt more confident with curves than she has while ‘super skinny’.

She explained to Health magazine: ‘I think we all have our good days and our bad days in how we feel about ourselves. Entering this business, I hated being super skinny.

‘Once I turned 21, I started filling out a little bit, and 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!’

Christina confessed: ‘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.

‘As you age, you stop comparing yourself to other people and start appreciating your own body and owning it.’

Christina admits she finds it hard to do nothing after a lifetime of working (Picture: Coliena Rentmeester/Health)

The singer says turning 40 has helped her embrace her natural beauty (Picture: Coliena Rentmeester/Health)

The singer admits that she has stopped worrying what others think of her as she turned 40, and although she loves to get glammed up for work, she’s discovered beauty is about embracing the real you underneath.

She explained: ‘Accepting yourself 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.’

Christina Aguilera is Health magazine’s May 2021 cover star (Picture: Coliena Rentmeester/Health)

Christina also opened up about the guilt she felt having so much time to slow down due to the coronavirus pandemic after having worked since she was a child.

While she embraced having more time to spend at home with her children and sit in their garden reading, she admitted: ‘I’ve been working since I was seven years old.

‘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.’

The full interview with Christina Aguilera is in Health magazine and, on sale April 17.

Credit: Original article published here.

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