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February 3, 2012 – Christina Aguilera graces the March 2012 cover of Latina, which hits newsstands on February 14th.
Aguilera opens up to Latina about getting married young and growing older, her estranged relationship with her father, the intensity of shooting The Voice, and on planning another Spanish language album.
On getting married and divorced young: “Was I too young? Not at all. I did the exact right thing at the time….I definitely wasn’t too young. I have always been older than my age.”
On growing older: “I was on the set of a film and the choreographer was 19 and I looked around at all the dancers and I was like, Whoa! I’m the oldest person in this room. When did that happen?”
On reconnecting with her father: “I’ve talked about how rough things were for me and I’m sure he’s heard it. He can’t be thrilled about it. So maybe one day we can do lunch…I’m 31 years old now. Maybe it’s time.”
On resting up from the intensity of shooting The Voice: “When I’m shooting The Voice, it’s intense. On a day like today, my ex has my son and we are not shooting, so I slept and I just slept. I love doing everything in my bed. Eating, sleeping…It’s my domain and my thrown…I do it all in my bed.”
On how she handles gossip and brutal reviews: “I don’t read them. Ever…Why read what people are saying – good or bad?”
On criticisms of not being Latina enough: “I’ve dealt with that my whole life. I don’t speak the language fluently. And I’m split right down the middle, half Irish and half Ecuadorean. I should not have to prove my ethnicity to anyone. I know who I am.”
On planning another Spanish-language album: “I wouldn’t be questioned if I looked more stereotypically Latina. Whatever that is. All I know is no one can tell me I’m not a proud Latina woman…I dove headfirst into a Spanish-language album for that reason and I’m planning another one even though I don’t speak the language. I’m sure that doesn’t sit well with some people.”
To download a high-resolution image of the cover, go to: http://www.latina.com/magazine.
Also in the March 2012 issue:
- Star Styles: Celebrity fashion lines from Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Lopez, Kat Von D, and Daisy Fuentes.
- Celebrate Your Curls!: Beauty Editor Kate Sandoval shares the secret to embracing your natural texture—whether wavy, kinky or frizzy.
- Fun and Wearable Spring Looks: Fashion Editor Verky Arcos picks the 8 hottest trends of the season
- Safe Havens for Immigrants: Harsh new laws in Arizona and Alabama may be driving out immigrants, but cities like Dayton, Ohio, and Chattanooga, Tennessee, are welcoming them as a stimulus to their recession-weary economies.
Articles from the upcoming March 2012 issue are available upon request.
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