Celebrating Real Bodies: Christina Aguilera’s Advocacy For Body Diversity

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Christina Aguilera has gone a long way since her days as a teen starlet. She is now a proud mother. But one thing that hasn’t changed is that she always looks incredible. After four decades in entertainment and show business, Christina’s body has changed and her figure has transformed. She went from a slim starlet to a megastar mother. Today, we will talk about Christina Aguilera’s weight gain.

Over the years, Christina has done quite a lot of yoyo-ing. She has shed some pounds, only to gain them again. But now, she has made herself a priority and accepted her new body.

Get To Know Christina

Born in December 1980 in Staten Island, New York, Christina is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality. She was raised in a multicultural household. Her father is of Ecuadorian descent, while her mother is of Irish, Welsh, and Dutch descent.

She showed a passion for music, performing, and entertainment in general from a young age. Growing up, Christina attended Marshall Middle School in Wexford, Pennsylvania. But her desire for a career in the entertainment business was too big.

So she left school at the age of 15 to focus on her musical aspirations. Aguilera did not complete her formal education. But despite that, her talent and dedication to music would make her a worldwide star.

Speaking of her professional career, Christina’s breakthrough came in 1999 with the release of her self-titled debut album. It was an instant success, featuring hit singles like What a Girl Wants and Genie in a Bottle. Her debut album was all about her powerful vocals, incredible range, and unique blend of R&B, soul, and pop.

Her first album topped the charts and earned her a Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Just one year later, she released her second studio album. Titled Mi Reflejo, it showcased her Latin heritage with Spanish-language tracks. It further expanded her fanbase, making her a global star.

In 2002, Christina released her third album, titled Stripped. This one contained hits like Beautiful and Dirty, further expanding her range. The third album is known for its provocative image and mature sound, marking her transition from a teenage star to a mature woman and a global phenomenon.

For her fourth studio album, Back to Basics, Christina embraced a retro-inspired sound, adding elements like soul, blues, and jazz to her sound.

Because of her talent, Christina has been selected as a judge on the reality TV show, The Voice. She served as a judge from 2011 to 2016, showing her expertise and mentorship of aspiring young artists.

During the course of her career, she has won the Grammy Award five times. And she also won a Latin Grammy Award with her second album. Christina has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, further proof of her global popularity.

All in all, Christina’s journey from a young girl with big dreams to an international star is a testament to her determination and artistic growth.

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What Christina Has Said About Weight Gain?

Back in 2012, Christina spoke about weight gain, and owning her curvaceous figure. At the time, she was 31 years old and appeared on the cover of Billboard magazine. Promoting her album Lotus, she revealed she no longer felt the pressure to maintain a stick-thin figure.

Back in 2012, Christina said, “During the promotion of my album Stripped, 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. The next time my label saw me, I was heavier, darker, and full of piercings”.

In the same interview, she said, “Let me tell you, that wasn’t an easy pill for them to swallow. I had gained about 15 pounds during promotion and during my Stripped tour with Justin Timberlake. They called this serious emergency meeting about how there was a lot of backlash about my weight. Basically, they told me I would affect a lot of people if I gained weight–the production, musical directors”.

At the time, Christina gave in to the pressure of the standards. In the interview, the famous singer said, “They claimed people I toured with would also miss out if I gained weight because I would sell no records or tickets for my shows. I was young, so I lost the weight quickly and was toothpick thin during Back to Basics promos and touring”.

Yet, after the 2010 flop of her album Bionic, and her divorce from her then-husband Jordan Bratman, Christina took control of her image. She insisted on her own terms for the next album.

Aguilera revealed, “I told them during this Lotus recording, 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”.

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How Did She Manage To Shed Some Pounds After?

In 2013, American singer Christina Aguilera felt the need to shed some pounds. She was in her 30s, and the pop icon managed to lose 40 pounds in three months. Fans immediately wanted to know her weight loss secret. After all, it is not every day that you shed more than 40 pounds, right?

She has gained weight several times before. For example, in 2008, she gained weight due to pregnancy. In 2008, she gave birth to her first son Max LironBratman. It is normal for women to gain weight during pregnancy. Hormonal ups and downs can lead to weight gain during, and after pregnancy.

Most women put up between 25 and 35 pounds during their pregnancy. And in 2013, the famous singer decided it was time to cut some weight.

She subscribed to a meal service from The Fresh Diet that allowed her to consume 1,600 calories per day. According to reports, she followed a rainbow diet, where she would consume foods based on colors. Here is an example of how the rainbow diet works:

  • White day, limiting carbs to foods like bananas, egg white, coconut, cauliflower, whitefish, dairy products, onion, and garlic
  • Red Day consists of raspberry, cherry, red grapes, kidney beans, beetroot, lean red meat, red bell pepper, cayenne pepper, and more
  • Green Day consists of kiwi, cucumber, spinach, kale, lettuce, broccoli, and more
  • Orange Day is for pumpkin, carrot, butternut squash, papaya, peach, apricot, and red fish
  • Purple day for eggplant, purple cabbage, dark grapes, plum, and blackberry
  • And finally, on yellow day, yellow foods like yellow zucchini, yellow bell pepper, corn, mature cheese, egg yolk, and honey

How Much Does She Weigh Nowadays?

According to some reports, Christina weighs around 110 lbs as of August 2023. She is not fat. Instead, we can say she has a curvaceous body.

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