She was renowned for her tiny frame back in the 1990s, dazzling young girls with her enviably skinny bod in music videos such as 'Dirrty' and 'What A Girl Wants', and now ahead of the release of her new LP Lotus, Christina Aguilera has been proudly showing off her womanly curves with reports suggesting that she hadn't always been allowed to be curvier.
The 31-year-old buxom blonde was reported to have slammed record executives who put pressure on her to be skinny when she was a rising star.
Christina was reported to have told Billboard magazine: ''During the promotion of Stripped in 2002 I got tired of being a skinny, white girl.’’
She went on: "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!"
Christina cuts a fuller figure these days with new beau Matthew Rutler - Wenn
‘'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.'’
But now, the quotes have been reportedly denied by Christina's representative and Billboard magazine.
With an ever-changing body and now a more conservative state of dress, it's hardly the image of her we were used to in her hey day as a global, five-time grammy winning superstar.
The stomach-baring, mini skirt wearing temptress with garish make-up is how we best remember her, so we’ve decided to put together a gallery of her raunchiest looks!