Maybe the troubles she's going through now, from divorce to what seems to be an issue with alcohol, wouldn't exist if she was just allowed to be herself when she first started out.
Christina Aguilera wasn't really who she was when she was a teen. Unfortunately, upon landing her first record deal, she was fit into someone else's definition of herself, and it really affected her in a negative way.
She'll be getting a chance to change that for someone else, though, as she has been tapped to be on the new singing competition show The Voice.
She spoke a little about all of this:
"I was so green to the business. I was so thrilled and excited to get my first record deal that I allowed myself to sort of be molded or get labeled some things that sort of take hold and [made] me out to be what they wanted [me] to be… I think that you can only shine your best when you are able to be yourself. And that's what I want these people to be able to do."
That's such a fab outlook on your duties as a part of The Voice!
What you shouldn't forget, though, is that nothing is too late for you either! Get some of your issues sorted out and be the you you've always wanted to be!
And then give us a mind-blowing album of epic beauty with that INcredible voice of yours!
We do love you, Christina! Here's to hoping everything gets much better for you! Have fun on the show!
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