Christina Aguilera covers Health's May 2021 issue, talks new music, self-reflection and more

Apr 13, 2021 10:54

Our May cover star is @xtina, and she's opening up about working through insecurity and anxiety to be more confident:
- Health (@healthmagazine) April 13, 2021

Christina Aguilera (aka Xtina aka Baby Jane aka Madam X) has been revealed as the star of Health's May 2021 "Beauty Issue," photographed by Coliena Rentmeester. In the accompanying story, the 40-year-old pop icon gets candid about new music, self-reflection, and more.

• On quarantine: "I really got a moment to do little things, like be in my backyard, read books that had been on my to-read list, and go through my old diaries. I have this massive trunk of old diaries that I've literally kept from the past 20 years of my life. I was able to catch up on them and do some self-reflecting. It really forced me to be silent and take a look at myself. In some regard, I wasn't happy with a lot of things, and it's scary to face those feelings that, under normal circumstances, you don't have time to face."

• On new music: "I'm months away from anything being announced. I'm simultaneously working on my English record and the follow-up to my debut Spanish album-about 20 years overdue. I'm a perfectionist and want to give everything my best-especially because of the soul-searching I've done over the past year and the new perspective I have... I've fallen in love with music all over again, which is a really big thing to say, having spent my entire career in music."

• On self-love: "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! 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."

• On her definition of beauty: "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."

Accepting yourself is what beauty is really about 🤍 @healthmagazine
- Christina Aguilera (@xtina) April 13, 2021

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