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Confidence Shines Through: Lessons From Christina Aguilera

Like many celebrities, Christina Aguilera has definitely experienced her fair share of ups and downs in the spotlight.

(Remember her nasty divorce, the bizarre party crashing, and that time she screwed up the National Anthem?)

However, the 31-year-old coach for The Voice has been completely open – and completely unapologetic – about them all.

Recently, the pop sensation opened up to Lucky about another kind of up-and-down element of her life – her weight – and offers fans a bit of advice about not only being comfortable with themselves, but learning to use and be proud of what they’ve got:

Actually, the challenge I’ve always had is being too thin, so I love that now I have a booty, and obviously I love showing my cleavage. Hey, if you can work it and you can own it, that confidence is going to shine through.

How true is that?

People are often too preoccupied with their curves – or lack thereof – to fully appreciate their lives. They might dance at the concert or play volleyball at the beach, but deep down, there’s always a part of them feeling insecure and self-conscious about their bodies.

Yet, when they accept their shapes and sizes – learn to own and work their bodies – they gain the confidence to fully live in the moment. That confidence does shine though; people pay more attention to (and respect) that confidence than they do derriere size.

Of course, Aguilera’s own confidence definitely shines through in the video for her new first single off the Lotus album, “Your Body” – the feisty singer shakes her new booty just as confidently now as she did 20 pounds ago.

She’s taking a break after this season, but you can still catch Aguilera on The Voice now through December (I think).

In the meantime, how does your body image affect your confidence? Are you comfortable in your skin – curvy or thin – or could you use a lesson in being confident with your body?

Confidence Shines Through: Lessons From Christina Aguilera

Alicia Sparks

Alicia Sparks is a freelance writer and editor and the creator of, where she blogs to help new freelance writers get their quills in the pot, so to speak. Among animal rights, music, and physical wellness, her passions include mental health and advocacy. Here at Psych Central she works as Syndication Editor as well as authors Your Body, Your Mind, Unleash Your Creativity, and World of Psychology's weekly "Psychology Around the Net."

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Sparks, A. (2012). Confidence Shines Through: Lessons From Christina Aguilera. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 5, 2020, from


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