Talk about a transformation! Christina Aguilera went completely bare on the cover of Paper Magazine, and she looks amazing. Not THAT kind of bare, gutter-minds. The 37-year-old singer and former judge on The Voice is fresh-faced and makeup-free on the cover, which is quite the departure from her usual look. We’re used to seeing Xtina rocking some pretty over-the-top hair and makeup. Which I love! But seriously, she looks stunning with just her freckles as decoration.

You may recognize Paper Magazine as the pub that helped Kim Kardashian “break the internet” with that champagne glass on the ass photo. Christina Aguilera went in a decidedly different direction with her cover story, and I love it.

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Those freckles! Christina talked to the mag about her image and and the evolution of her career. She’s come a long way since those days of singing on the beach about genies! In the 20 years since Christina has come on the scene, she’s won 5 GRAMMYS, sold over 50 million records, gotten married and divorced, and had two kids. She joined the judge’s panel on The Voice, left the show, and is working on new music. She’s even got two movies coming out this year! But she’s still Xtina, brash and in-your-face as ever.

When talking about her persona and the image she puts out there, Christina says, “I’m a performer, that’s who I am by nature. But I’m at the place, even musically, where it’s a liberating feeling to be able to strip it all back and appreciate who you are and your raw beauty.”

But then she continues, “I mean, I’m a girl that likes a beat face, let’s not get it twisted.”

Christina’s shocking transformation was a hit with fans.

Christina Aguilera is definitely one of those artists who’s had a lot of highs, and plenty of lows. However, she’s still who she’s always been: an outspoken girl from Staten Island with a flair for the dramatic, and an insane talent to set her apart.

(Image: Facebook / Christina Aguilera)