Christina Aguilera prefers to have a fuller figure
The pop star - who shot to fame after starring on the `The Mickey Mouse Club` in 1993 - has had a more curvaceous body in recent years since the birth of her son Max in January 2008 but she insists she enjoys having a more bountiful body to work with.
Speaking to Lucky magazine`s October issue about her new fullerfigure, she said: "Actually, the challenge I`ve always had is being too thin, so I love that now I have a booty, and obviously I love showing my cleavage."
Christina - who had Max with her ex-husband Jordan Bratman - also urged other curvaceous women to be proud of their bodies.
The 31-year-old singer - who is dating production assistant Matt Rutler - added: "Hey, if you can work it and you can own it, that confidence is going to shine through."
As well as her singing and acting talents, Christina is also a judge on the US version of pop star search show `The Voice` but she is returning to her musical roots by releasing a new album later this year.
She told fans: "If you love `Fighter`, you`re going to love my new album. As a woman in my 30s, I`ve been uncovering my independence, and it`s been really fun to explore in the new songs."