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.''
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.''