Christina Aguilera hopes her curvy figure will "empower" women
The 31-year-old `Your Body` singer - who has attracted a huge amount of publicity for her current weight - insists she is comfortable in her own skin and hopes her struggle will "empower" other women.
She told The Sun newspaper: "I`m always in support of someone who is willing and comfortable in their own skin enough to embrace it.
"Embracing your body is so important, especially as a woman. In this business we are so analysed and judged.
"It`s wonderful to be in a position and have that side of myself that I can latch on to and empower other women. The older you get, the more important it is to embrace your body and your sexuality."
`The Voice` judge also opened up about her four-year-old son Max and the pressures of juggling motherhood and her career.
She said: "I can wear different hats - for example, the artist hat. When I`m on that stage and I`ve been in the wardrobe getting dressed up to play a character, I am living out a specific moment in a song.
"That hat is very different to the one I wear when I go home at night and I tuck my son in and I`m singing Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."
"It`s a crazy thing, it`s an interesting road he has ahead of him, but as I said, I try to keep all the different hats I wear very different so that Mummy`s hat is very different from party hat. It`s a real balancing act for me.
"I`m an artist first and foremost but Max is my son, four-and-a-half years old, and means the absolute world to me. I want him to grow up knowing that I stayed true to myself as an artist and that was my passion in life. Hopefully that will inspire him to make goals that he`s passionate about."