The last year has seen Pop diva Christina Aguilera become as renown for her weight as she is for her voice.
Indeed, many a media headline has taken aim at the singer’s “new figure”, with some sects concerned about how it’ll affect her career in today’s image-focal industry.
Never one to shy away from direct questions, the 31 year old broke her silence on the topic on everyone’s lips while promoting season 2 of The Voice yesterday.
Find out what she had to say after the jump…
Speaking on the media scrutiny of her weight at TCA’s press call in Pasadena last night, Aguilera offered:
“I’ve been in this for a long time. I came out on the scene when I was 17 years old. ‘You can never be too much of anything. You can never be too prefect, too thin, too curvy, too voluptuous,’ this, that. I’ve been on all sides of the spectrum.. [Every] female in this business at one time or another has had criticism… and I’m always a risk taker too.
I’m very confident in my body. I think my video works over the years have spoken to that… I’ve been no stranger to being very comfortable in my own skin.
As long as I’m happy in my own skin, that’s all I need, that’s all the confirmation I need. I’m happy where I am, I have a boyfriend love that loves my body, I love my body, my son is healthy and happy. That’s all that matters.”
Aguilera’s aptly titled new single ‘Love Your Body’ is set to premiere within the weeks ahead.