In recent celebrity news, CHRISTINA AGUILERA has admitted that her record label bosses wanted her to be “toothpick thin”… and that’s why she always used to be so skinny.
But the singer, who proudly shows off her fuller figure in skintight bandage dresses, has no problem with the fact that she’s a little bit heavier than she used to be… because she’s always been pressured to stay skinny.
And now she’s relieved that she finally gets to be herself.
The “Your Body” singer recently revealed to Billboard magazine that when she was younger, record industry executives kept forcing her to stay thin. But during the promotion for her album “Stripped” in 2002, Christina became dissatisfied with her wispy figure. She said:
“I got tired of being a skinny, white girl. I am Ecuadorian but people felt so safe passing me off as a skinny, blue-eyed white girl.”
Thus, while touring to promote her album, Christina gained 15 pounds.
And predictably, her bosses didn’t like it one bit. She recalled:
“They called this serious emergency meeting about how there was a lot of backlash about my weight. Basically, they told me I would effect a lot of people if I gained weight — the production, musical directors.”
The pop star was then scared into losing weight because they told her that if she became fat, people would no longer buy her music or go to her concerts, which would mean that she—along with hundreds of other people who earn their living off Christina’s career—would be out of a job.
So, by the time her next album, “Back To Basics”, rolled around, Christina had become so skinny, she described herself in the interview as “toothpick thin.”
It was only these past few years that Christina finally felt courageous enough to tell the record industry execs that they couldn’t dictate her weight. She revealed:
“I told them…’You are working with a fat girl. Know it now and get over it.’ They need a reminder sometimes that I don’t belong to them. It’s my body. My body can’t put anyone in jeopardy of not making money anymore—my body is just not on the table that way anymore.”
Apparently they listened.
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