Christina Aguilera: ‘I embrace my body & I embrace everything about myself’

I’m so sorry that I’ve never gotten around to posting these photos before now. These pics are a week old, from Christina Aguilera’s appearance at the American Music Awards nominations announcement. It’s weird that I never got around to posting them, right? Quite honestly, I didn’t think we had access to these pics, and I just saw them today. My apologies. She looked… er… yeah. Here’s the thing: if Christina wants to gain (booze) weight, so be it. God bless. If she wants to tell everyone that she loves her new body, so be it. God bless. But for the love of God, she needs to buy herself clothes in her size.

Anyway, Christina has a new interview with People Mag. She talks about body image and aging, and she sounds full of sh-t.

She’s taken her knocks, but Christina Aguilera remains defiant on the subject of her body – saying she loves everything about herself as a mother in her 30s.

“Some people are afraid of change and [feel] that getting older is a bad thing, but I really love maturing and gaining wisdom,” the 31-year-old pop star, Voice coach and mother of son Max, 4, tells PEOPLE. “And the experience of being pregnant and having a child and seeing what a woman’s body can do is amazing.”

If you’re going to be a hater, so be it – it won’t faze her.

“I’ve always been one to make it very clear, love me or hate me, take it or leave it, this is who I am,” she says. “I embrace my body, and I embrace everything about myself. Coming full circle is a celebration of freedom and happiness because that’s what [my new album] Lotus is representing. I’m embracing everything that I’ve grown to be and learned to be.”

About that new album, which comes out Nov. 13 – did Aguilera have any qualms about appearing nude on the cover?

“It’s very interesting, because I don’t see that album cover as being nude at all,” she says. “I actually feel very covered and it’s all about embracing white light and freedom, and I didn’t want it to be about too much fashion. I wanted it to be raw, real and free and a celebration of life and the woman I’ve become.”

On the subject of The Voice, Aguilera says Usher and Shakira will be great replacements when she and Cee Lo Green take a break next season. And Shakira needn’t worry – it’s not too taxing for an expectant mom.

“Well, you just have to sit there, so that’s an easy gig pregnant. But I have all of the confidence in the world,” Aguilera says. “They are true pros. Shakira and Usher have been doing it for a very long time and have their own fan bases. They can keep my seat warm.”

[From People]

Remember, THIS is what her Lotus album cover looks like. Of course Christina doesn’t see it as “being nude”. THAT IS NOT HER BODY. They either took a photo of her and just ‘Shopped the crap out of it, or they just put her ‘Shopped head onto someone else’s body. Is that considered an “embrace” of your body, if Photoshop wizards create an image that is so hilariously NOT YOU? As for Christina’s quip that Shakira “can keep my seat warm.” Girl… you are not the center of the universe. My guess is that producers will quickly discover that Shakira is a lot easier to work with (and she doesn’t leave a trail of clown makeup wherever she goes), and Shakira will be asked to stay on full-time.

PS… I have no idea if those are actually her nips, or if it’s just an optical illusion of the dress.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. gg says:

    yeah, yeah, yeah … 🙄

    That’s great and all, but the clothing needs to embrace a little less, imho.

  2. V4Real says:

    The only thing she embrace is a bottle of vodka…shut up!

  3. Haha says:

    she’s to round for that, she’s lying….embracing herselff, hahahah yeah right.

  4. fabgrrl says:

    She has a lot to embrace.

  5. RobN says:

    And a year from now she’ll have lost some weight and be giving interviews about how she feels so much more like herself again and how unhappy she was. I believe we’ve seen this movie before.

  6. Becky says:

    The weight gain makes her face stunning.

  7. brin says:

    She also embraces photoshopping.

  8. Haha says:

    poor dress…i feel for it…its trying very hard to escape to the country…but its stuck..I see her cutting of the dress, after this red carpet thing..poor poor dress.

  9. fabgrrl says:

    I just love hearing her comments about getting older and gaining wisdom and maturity and such, at 31 years old.

  10. Tapioca says:

    Weirdly I believe her – or at least I believe that she believes it! She’s clearly delusional, has a massive ego and, having surrounded herself with “Yes”-people, probably genuinely thinks she’s that hot, irreplaceable and that the World is on tenterhooks waiting for Lotus to drop.

    The sales of Bionic should tell her otherwise, but then Shakira’s last two albums were comparative failures (the English language one especially).

    Actually, both women desperately need to go back to their roots – power ballads & latin rock.

  11. Kolby says:

    I don’t really see anything wrong with what she’s saying. Sure, she’s said some ridiculously assy things in the past, but I can’t count this as one of them.

  12. Meg says:

    Her body is pretty kicking – it’s not like she has a big saggy gut or anything… everything goes in and out where it should, she’s just not a teeny tiny girl like she used to be when she was a teenager…

    • MizzVJJ says:

      Exactly! When I was at my heaviest, I actually quite enjoyed it. I was nothing but big, round, supple booty and breasts. Yeah I had a little gut, but it wasn’t overwhelming and was easy to dress over and flatter. Im actually a little sad that I’m much smaller and have no ass really :-/

    • lettylynton says:

      I think you’re right. Christina still looks bangin’ and I actually prefer her with a little weight (and the colorful hair extensions, but I’m sure I’m on my own there). I think she just needs to dress herself a little different. I gained 25 lbs about midway through college and it took a little while to realize that if I bought new clothes that fit I wouldn’t look as bad as squeezing into something I already had.

  13. velourazure says:

    If she “embraces everything about herself” why is everything about her so fake? Why can’t she embrace her REAL hair, skin, breasts……

  14. hoya_chick says:

    I think the lady doth protest too much. I foresee a weight loss cover in her future with one of the tabloids.

    That dress looks terrible on her and is making my head hurt. Why is she posing with her back to the camera like that? What does she do all day that she can’t spend an hour at the gym and put down the booze? She looks so sloppy to me as of late (and this is coming from someone who use to be a fan and loves her 1st 2 albums). Her paparazzi and red carpet body look nothing like that album cover of hers. If she is so proud of her “curves” then what’s with the trickery?

  15. the original bellaluna says:

    And once she loses weight, she’ll be all about “how I got my body back” on the cover of 3 tabloids.


  16. Erinn says:

    I look at it like this:

    It’s one thing to photoshop away skin blemishes, or adjust some colors and contrast and such to make yourself appear in a more positive light. Hell, I know I’ll photoshop out the odd zit in photos before I print them, and I’ll fiddle to get the proper contrast, and color balance, and what have you. Things that don’t essentially change my appearance.

    It’s a completely different thing to use the liquify tool to photoshop your real body into obscurity. Could I shrink some things, and enlarge things in my photos? Yeah, I use photoshop every day at work (web design), I know some tricks. But do I? No. Because the result wouldn’t be me.

    Christina, stating that she’s happy with her body, and secure one moment, and then allowing herself to be photoshopped into oblivion another, does not show any security in the way she looks. To me, it’s her way of coping with the fact that she does not like her body. If people think she’s fine with it, she doesn’t have to work hard to change it. It’s sad.

  17. Kaboom says:

    I’m not sure her arms are long enough to embrace her current body.

  18. lizbet says:

    She’s barely contained and you KNOW she is Spanxed to high heaven. Girl, have this check signed by Reality.

  19. shewolf says:

    Who cares. I know she doesnt have anything else worthy of being asked about but who cares how much she weighs. We’ve all noticed the extra weight for years now who cares. Not only that, but I would wager she is still smaller than half the women who read this site.

    • fabgrrl says:

      True that. But my fat ass is covered with a pair of slacks and a loose sweater. Not waving in front of a camera, squeezed into a too-tight dress.

  20. lucy says:

    Seriously? Fat jokes?

  21. malachais says:

    I actually think she looks good, she looks thick and actually has curves. She is still an egomaniac of course, but I don’t see what the big deal is about her weight, boozy or not.

    • Erinn says:

      But just think of how much better she would look if she wore clothing that fit her properly. Clothing that played up her curves in a flattering way! I don’t think the issue people have is that she’s gained weight; most people have a problem with weight changes. The issue people have is that she could look absolutely beautiful if she would just dress for her size!

      She could inspire so many women to be comfortable with the body they have, and that they could still be sexy if they dress for their shape.

  22. Asiyah says:

    “They can keep my seat warm.”

    Wow this girl is catty.

  23. Nan209 says:

    I don’t care about her weight. I’m not a kid anymore and that weight just doesn’t go away with calorie counts like it used to (or when I wasn’t even trying). I had to learn to embrace it or I’d hate myself. So I get it, embrace it. I just don’t understand pouring yourself into an unflattering too tight outfit.

    Also, all of those tight close are bad for you and really bad for the vag (baby needs air). I say just be you without the neon signs pointing out how YOU you are being. There is no need to wave a flag about it, just be.

    If interviewers want to talk about weight then I say turn right around and ask them about their personal “flaws” (why’s your breath smell? Did you ever consider waxing your upper lip? Have you ever man-scaped your back?). It’s rude and crude. By engage talk about her weight she makes that all there is to see about her. People are more than their looks.

  24. Feisty says:

    She looks like Coco, Ice-T’s wife in these pics. Tacky is tacky, regardless of size.

  25. alyssa says:

    She’s what, 5’1? 5’2? She is not tall. And really, if she was as tiny as she was in her teens when she became famous, especially after having a child, it would be weird. I’m not exactly a fan of hers, but at least when she is boozin’ she isn’t hitting people with her car or bringing her kid along for the fun. She just has tragic personal style.

  26. lola says:

    I know it’s her style and she likes it but she would look so much better with a more ”classy” look. Sexy – yes, but ditch the flashy colors and enormous amounts of fake tan.

  27. Anna says:

    I don’t mind the weight on her , it’s just her boobs that inflate in a really strange way on The Voice. They look like inflated balloons.. Here they are a very strange shape as well.

    • Happy21 says:

      Probably because she got implants when she was significantly smaller and now she has gained weight and grown some of her own boobs so they are not meshing very nicely…(lol, I guess that’s what they are doing!)

  28. Amanda says:

    Embracing your body is fine – but she’s not even “fat”. Just extremely, visibly UNHEALTHY. There are plenty of women bigger than her who don’t give off that vibe of someone whose body is suffering from living a life of excess. No one looks at Adele and thinks that she should stop drinking and partying so much. She’s bigger than Christina but gives off a glow of good health. I feel like Christina is just making excuses to herself for living an unhealthy, boozy lifestyle.

  29. CrreamSoda says:

    The booty posing in these pics makes me think she’s always mentioning her curves because she wants people to suddenly say, “forget Kim K, JLo, or even Beyonce and look at Xtina’s butt. Baby’s got back.” Apparently, no one’s interested Miss Xtina.

  30. Christian says:

    She’s my new favorite mess, honestly. Keep the Xtina stories coming.

  31. dooliloo says:

    *having a GOOP-esque statement flasback on her new-found self-confidence and zen attitude zzzzZzZZzzz..*

  32. lizzi says:

    I think her body is fine. That dress and hair, however, are criminal. She’d look great in maybe a looser wrap dress or something? Damn I don’t know… any fashionistas out there who know how to dress a thicker figure (which I have as well…)?

  33. Petee says:

    Can’t stand her,she is just a little snit.She think’s she is all that and she over sing’s.What curves?She never got any until she bought them and if you ever see her Behind The Music she goes on and on about her husband(with tear’s)and turn’s around and dump’s him.She is just a jerk.

  34. Daisy says:

    What a porky pig! She’s just lazy and doesn’t exercise…..I don’t buy the ‘I’m no longer a teenager’ bit. When did fat equate to sexy?

  35. darth says:

    Well, she announced at this event that she will be going on tour with her new album (as long as it doesn’t get canceled like the last tour) so “fat” Xtina will likely be a thing of the past anyway. Hopefully the tour will force her to stop boozing as well, although it hasn’t stopped Lady CaCa, and she seems to tour every damn day of her life.
    I’m one who thinks full-figured can be very attractive, just depends on the person, and in Xtina’s case it’s just not a good look for her. But even more than getting her smaller figure back, the biggest improvement she could make for herself is to STOP SPRAY-TANNING! Her natural skin color is so creamy and beautiful. How she can cover herself in that greasy looking crap and not see how awful it looks when she sees herself on t.v. and in mags, I will never understand.

  36. Annie says:

    This is cool if it’s true – nothing wrong with her body as it is. But are we similarly allowed to embrace our natural bodies if they happen to be naturally thin? Or do we “need to eat 50 burgers right now” since we are unacceptable?

  37. Sisi says:

    She actually looks better here than on any red carpet she was on the last year or so imo

  38. Laura says:

    Ok so let me get it straight.. The problem is NOT that she isn’t conforming to Hollywood ideals and slimmer than the majority of people in the world – the problem IS that she is dressing in very tight sexy clothes?

    This does make sense actually because I know there has been a big fuss in the past about skinny celebs dressing in skin right clothes. Like Britney in her red leather catsuit – through which you could see pretty much everything. Everyone thought someone with her body shouldn’t wear something that revealing. Oh wait… No they didn’t.

  39. Elizabeth says:

    I just took a look at the Lotus cover photo again. Why the hell are her boobs so high?! Seriously they are several inches above where they should be even if they were an A cup. They are practically under her chin. Bad photoshop is so depressing especially when the record company is clearly paying for this to be done properly – i.e. not look like it was done by Christina on her home computer.

  40. KC says:

    I’m a bisexual man, and actually this fertile-looking, Rubenesque look of hers is kind of a turn on. I never liked her skinny. She looks rumpy and boobular. I’d stick the tip in.

  41. KC says:

    I’m a bisexual man, and actually this fertile-looking, Rubenesque look of hers is kind of a turn on. I never liked her skinny. She looks rumpy and boobular. I’d hit that after a bottle of wine…

  42. KC says:

    I’m a bi man, and this fertile-looking, Rubenesque look of hers is kind of a turn on. I never liked her skinny. She looks rumpy and boobular. I’d hit that after a bottle of wine…

  43. me says:

    People it’s obvious Snookilera really doesn’t embrace her curves if that was true why the boob implants and the obvious new butt implants? why the fake hair,fake blue contacts,fake drawed in eyebrows if it was true she embraces her body how did she go from toothpick skinny with a flat badonk and smaller boobs to this?.Weight gain does not grow big and round anything.Christina is like the rest of the celebs changing their face and body to become something they are not in this case Hatchet face has a very clear obsession with being a Marilyn Monroe wannabe with limited success.I wish when they make comments like this they didn’t have to go the plastic surgery route everything is so fake here.

  44. weizzy says:

    Serious butt implant alert like we are so blind and would not know it. Xtina is fake.