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It's been quite some time since we've seen Christina Aguilera grace the cover of a magazine and after getting a glimpse of her recent feature in Paper, we are pleasantly surprised. Not only does the 37-year-old pop star appear effortlessly stunning, opting for a no makeup look, but she's sending a fierce message in her interview. It appears X-Tina is back and better than ever, ya'll, and frankly, we're thrilled. Any guy who says he doesn't enjoy a little, "Genie in a Bottle" every now and again is a liar.
All '90s song references aside, Aguilera is addressing some serious topics in her latest interview, including her history with domestic violence, the LGBTQ movement and the future of the music industry. Below, you'll find the stunning photography by Zoey Grossman posted to Aguilera's Instagram page.
Believe it or not, going makeup free on the cover of a major magazine is a pretty bold move and we commend her bravery. She joins the ranks of other celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Alicia Keys who prove that women don't need to be "all done up" to be beautiful.
Being an advocate for women is something Christina Aguilera strongly believes in. Having grown up in a household where her mother suffered from domestic abuse, Aguilera actively chooses to rise above, she explains:
"I watched my mom have to be submissive, watch her Ps and Qs or she's gonna get beat up. One of two things can happen if you grow up in that type of situation. You can either be, unfortunately, so damaged by it that you take a turn for the worse, or you can feel empowered by it and make choices to never go down that route."
Well, it's clear that the latter is true of Christina Aguilera. She continues to be a powerful force in Hollywood and we look forward to seeing what the future has in store for one of the most beautiful voices of a generation.