Faith Hill poses in a bikini on the cover of Shape

I’m always amazed that any celebrity would even own a bikini. Tara Reid is a perfect example of why you’re just asking for trouble – the combination of a zoom lens and bad lighting can kill a career. Yet most of them seem to spend ¾ of their summers gallivanting around in little more than tiny triangles of fabric. And if you’re that brave – more power to you. Even if you are Tara Reid.

Country singer Faith Hill is donning a bikini for a magazine cover – for the first time ever. That’s pretty awesome. Hill is 41 but appears at least 10 years younger, and she looks absolutely amazing.

Faith Hill’s beautiful face has adorned covers of CDs and magazines before, but for the first time ever she’s posing in a bikini. What gave her the bravery? Pilates. “I could bend in ways I haven’t been able to since I was a teenager,” the Nashville-based star tells Shape magazine for its December issue (on sale Nov. 10). “My husband [Tim McGraw] loves it!”

There was another consideration: knee surgery in January forced her to cease exercising for six months. “I had never gone that long without doing something,” she says. “I was not happy.” In July she and McGraw began a daily routine that included four miles on the elliptical, light weight lifting, crunches and push-ups.

“I found I slept better, had more energy and was stronger,” says Hill, who then increased her regime to include Pilates classes three times a week. “It was so hard, but ultimately so worth it. My core is much stronger, and my arms are more toned. In fact, wearing a bikini on a magazine cover is my 41st birthday present to myself.”

[From People]

If I looked like that at 41, you could not pay me to keep my clothes on. I would be beyond immodest. Hill does have a cardigan over her bikini. It’s cute and matches nicely, but a little uncommon. It makes me think she’s still a bit uncomfortable with a few parts of her body, and that’s probably why she wore it.

I don’t blame her, I’m just surprised – if nothing else a retoucher can get rid of any imperfections. Nonetheless, she looks amazing and clearly worked hard for it.

Here’s Faith Hill and husband Tim McGraw enjoy a family outing with their three daughters in June. Images thanks to Bauer-Griffin.

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  1. Nova says:

    I’m sorry but has anyone else noticed how badly Shape always photoshops the covers?? The bellies always have weird shading and look strange. I think Faith’s does too. Like they tried to add muscle definition…but failed, miserably.

    Oh…and notice that she wears a sweater too…kinda strange to wear with a bikini, dont you think?

  2. Zoe says:

    yeah, the sweater is to hide her invisible thighs. :roll:

  3. Codzilla says:

    :lol: I’m just thinking of how long it would take the Shape photoshoppers to whittle me down to form. They’d probably through their mouses (mice?) down in disgust after one thigh.

  4. Granger says:

    She looks stunning and has obviously worked hard for her physique. But she’s always been VERY thin, so I doubt it took very long before she saw muscle tone once she started working out!

  5. Codzilla says:

    I mean “THROW”… sorry.

  6. jennifer says:

    I’m sure she looks FANTASTIC in real life, but I’m also sure that’s photoshopped ALL TO HELL (Nova, I totally agree – Shape makes people look like wooden puppets – creepy!!!)

    NOW – Lainey mentioned something today about Faith being “clean” – it was in one her her links, ie she just sort of dropped it in there & didn’t elaborate – SO IT’S OBVIOUSLY an answer to a blind item (I ADORE Lainey for almost always eventually revealing her blinds, even if she doesn’t come out & say it she drops so many hints you totally get it, like Ashly Judd and the mute stones a few weeks ago)SO the question is – which blind is it? Maybe the one where the woman had to go to rehab after Xmas bcs of her coke addiction? She had “knee surgery” in January…hmmm…

    Anyone know what the hell I’m talking about? LOL :P :P :P

  7. vdantev says:

    I’m thinking good core, crappy arms and small boobs, disguised by the sweater.

  8. Nova says:

    Its a LONG sweater too…going just past her hips. Plus if you look at her hand on her waist(which shows her to be thicker than they are showing)…it proves that the black shading just to the inside edge of the sweater on the right side is fake. It all just looks strange.

    Dont get me wrong folks…Faith hill has a great body. Its just that Shape always has to manipulate stars bodies to make them look stronger and more fit than they are. It irks me. *shrugs*

  9. RAN says:

    :lol: @Codzilla

    Fighting a cold and nearly spit out my soup over that comment! Hilarious as always :wink:

  10. Suzanne says:

    You can tell that this is totally Photoshopped- that’s not even Faith’s body. It’s her head on someone else.

  11. Anni says:

    Ürgs…can´t stand when the ribcage above the boobs is visible. I want to feed her.

  12. Lisa says:

    Looking emaciated must be all the rage these days.

  13. enchantress says:

    Faith Hill was Photoshopped to death on Redbook’s cover – why should Shape be any different? Maybe she insisted on it beore she’d agree to do it. What woman of a certain age wouldn’t?

  14. kelo says:

    Faith Hill has been known for years in the business as being a coke head.

  15. Shane says:

    That is a whole lot of photoshop. They even shaded out her abs.

    But still, at 41, I’d bet if you removed the pshopping she’d still look pretty good.

  16. katsikoklefti says:

    i don’t think any magazine doesn’t alter their cover photos to look amazing. how would they sell magazines with imperfect bodies? it’s ridiculous to think that these people have perfect bodies.

  17. DLR says:

    Oh yeah, that’s a photoshop! Look at Faith’s hands, especially the one on her hip. They’re huge! Also there’s something weird about the sides, like they’ve been “straightened” and please, why put a cardigan on? Also, look at Faith’s head compared to the rest of her body, it looks gigantic, and her neck! Good golly. Yeah, photoshopped!

  18. TC says:

    Faith is very tall, near 6′, I believe. Shape always “enhances” their photos, and if you see pictures of her that are more candid, her face does not appear all that young. She is beautiful either way, but not all that youthful looking in other photos. I have no doubt that she looks fabulous from all that exercise either way, and I don’t think that she needed airbrushing. We need to see women aging and looking great and being healthy and fit, even in their 40′s and up.

  19. mandee says:

    I’m with Anni… that looks so disgusting. Eat something!

  20. stevo says:

    That’s photoshop magic, they cared 25 pounds off the real Faith.