Shania Twain says she’s ‘so unashamed’ of her menopausal body as she addresses nude photo
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Shania Twain has shared how she feels ‘so unashamed’ of her ‘new body’ as she opened up about her recent nude photoshoot.
The iconic country music singer, 57, said she doesn’t feel she needs to hide behind clothes and is accepting of her body as it changes.
The ‘That Don’t Impress Me Much’ singer ditched her garments - yes, that includes the iconic leopard print outfit - to pose nude for the artwork for her forthcoming sixth studio album Queen of Me, which is due for release in February.
The mum-of-one went topless for the artwork for the album’s first single ‘Waking Up Dreaming’, for which she wore a nude-coloured cowboy hat, a white skirt and pink, purple and white heeled boots.
"I am a woman in my late 50s, and I don’t need to hide behind the clothes. I can’t even tell you how good it felt to do nude shooting,” she told People magazine this month.
Explaining how she feels ‘comfortable in my own skin’ and wants to share her confidence, Shania added: “I was just so unashamed of my new body, you know, as a woman that is well into my menopause.
"I'm not even emotional about it; I just feel okay about it. It's really liberating."
The five-time Grammy award winning artist admitted her body confidence wasn’t always easy.
After ‘ditching the bra’ in her very first video for her 1993 single ‘What Made You Say That,’ she started ‘feeling a different pressure’ to cover up when her body changed as she aged.
“But, I was a lot firmer then, so as I grew older, I started feeling a different pressure of, ‘Well, your breasts are not as plump as they used to be. Your skin is not as tight as it used to be. Maybe you should start covering it up a little bit more,’” she recounted.
“Frig that. I am not regressing. I am embracing my body as it changes, as I should have from my childhood to my teens, as I should be from my taut 20s and 30-year-old self, to my menopausal body.”
Shania recently appeared in a Netflix documentary about her life and exceptional music career, Not Just a Girl.
The film explored her humble beginnings in Timmins, Ontario and her rise to global superstardom.
the 'Man! I Feel Like A Woman' singer also touched on some of her life’s harder moments, including her Lyme disease diagnosis in 2003, losing her parents in a tragic car accident, and her divorce after her husband’s affair.
Shania’s new album arrives 3 February.