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Christina Aguilera talks inner beauty and why she's done with dieting, more news

Wonderwall Logo By Wonderwall.com Editors of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 10: It's been nearly two decades since Christina Aguilera released "Beautiful," a song about how beauty comes from who we are on the inside, not how we look on the outside. Now 39, the singer believes that message more than ever, especially having weathered years in a pop music landscape where women artists are expected to fit body and beauty standards that aren't necessarily healthy. In a new cover story for L'Officiel Italia, Christina, who looks stunning in black lingerie and thigh-high boots on the fashion mag's cover, shares how she's been able to shrug off an industry that urged her to look a certain way by simply announcing, "I'm not going on a diet, get over it," while knowing she's "fine" just the way she is. Christina also recalled how the day she and Linda Perry wrote "Beautiful," she knew it would always be important to her because of its message. Though she's had to face her own criticism and "anxieties" over the years, Christina explains, "Being able to cope with disappointments and insecurities becomes a strength when you decide to turn everything into your superpower." So how does the singer define beauty today? "True beauty for me is the ability to know you and project who you are in an unmistakable light," she says, allowing that "you" won't always be "pretty" or "perfect," but rather, "pure." As for fans who still struggle to see themselves that way, she says, "Be kind to yourself. ... [we are all] different ... so there's no point in making comparisons." Christina was slated to appear in a series of shows at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas in November. She announced this week the shows have been canceled due to concerns around safety and the coronavirus pandemic.

Christina Aguilera on how her sense of beauty has changed since 2002's 'Beautiful'

It's been nearly two decades since Christina Aguilera released "Beautiful," a song about how beauty comes from who we are on the inside, not how we look on the outside. Now 39, the singer believes that message more than ever, especially having weathered years in a pop music landscape where women artists are expected to fit body and beauty standards that aren't necessarily healthy. In a new cover story for L'Officiel Italia, Christina, who looks stunning in black lingerie and thigh-high boots on the fashion mag's cover, shares how she's been able to shrug off an industry that urged her to look a certain way by simply announcing, "I'm not going on a diet, get over it," while knowing she's "fine" just the way she is. Christina also recalled how the day she and Linda Perry wrote "Beautiful," she knew it would always be important to her because of its message. Though she's had to face her own criticism and "anxieties" over the years, Christina explains, "Being able to cope with disappointments and insecurities becomes a strength when you decide to turn everything into your superpower." So how does the singer define beauty today? "True beauty for me is the ability to know you and project who you are in an unmistakable light," she says, allowing that "you" won't always be "pretty" or "perfect," but rather, "pure." As for fans who still struggle to see themselves that way, she says, "Be kind to yourself. ... [we are all] different ... so there's no point in making comparisons." Christina was slated to appear in a series of shows at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas in November. She announced this week the shows have been canceled due to concerns around safety and the coronavirus pandemic.

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