The mother of 5-year-old Max and original The Voice judge poses in various sexy shots in the issue. On the cover, Aguilera wears briefs and a black bra exposed underneath a mens white shirt. She told the magazine that sex appeal should require no effort. “I’m such a down-to-earth girl, I’m comfortable in just a jersey and boy’s underwear,” she said . “Trying too hard to be sexy is the worst thing you can do. Sexiness should be effortless.” Aguilera, now divorced from Maxs dad Jordan Bratman, is dating Matthew Rutler. She said of her taste in guys, the quickest way for me to feel weird and run for the hills is if somebody sits down and serenades me with a guitar. It’s not my thing.” Us Weekly notes that the Genie in a Bottle singer, 32, also spoke about her Mickey Mouse days; specifically Ryan Gosling, Justin Timberlake and one-time rival Britney Spears. When asked to choose between Gosling and Timberlake, she said, “They were both very charismatic, but I think I have to shy away from the question. I don’t want this to bite me in the butt later. They were tight, you know. They’d walk around together all the time, same as me and Britney [Spears] would. Now look at us.
Christina Aguilera on her curvy, controversial figure: ‘I got tired of being a skinny, white girl’
Know it now and get over it,'” the “Your Body” singer reportedly told the magazine. “They need a reminder sometimes that I don’t belong to them. It’s my body. “My body can’t put anyone in jeopardy of not making money anymore – my body is just not on the table that way anymore.” Us Weekly initially reported the Billboard magazine interview quotes, but a rep for the singer has since denied their existence. “She never said them,” Aguilera’s rep told Entertainment Weekly of the statements. The quotes, in which the singer recounts being told to lose weight or risk her career, do not appear in either the online story or the print publication. Joe Kohen/WireImage Though she is often seen as a blond-haired, blue-eyed white singer, Christina Aguilera is actually Ecuadorian. Another quote that was widely published but does not actually appear in the Billboard story addresses how her music label supposedly told her to shed the weight. “During the promotion of my album ‘Stripped (in 2002), I got tired of being a skinny, white girl,” she is quoted as saying. “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! Let me tell you, that wasn’t an easy pill for them to swallow.” Aguilera, 31, supposedly admitted she’d gained about 15 pounds during the “Stripped” tour, and her label was not happy. “They called this serious emergency meeting about how there was a lot of backlash about my weight,” she recalled. “Basically, they told me I would affect a lot of people if I gained weight – the production, musical directors.” Suzanne Plunkett/AP Christina Aguilera lost a drastic amount of weight after her label insisted she was jeopardizing her career. What is true, however, is that Aguilera has struggled with public scrutiny over her figure for years.