Christina Aguilera is embracing the aging process.
The 31-year-old 'Your Body' singer - who recently lashed back at critics of her curvier figure - has insisted she has no fear of getting older and finds it liberating.
The mum-of-one told People.com: ''Some people are afraid of change and [feel] that getting older is a bad thing, but I really love maturing and gaining wisdom.
''And the experience of being pregnant and having a child and seeing what a woman's body can do is amazing.''
'The Voice' judge also claimed she has no problem ignoring her critics because she is very comfortable in her own skin.
She said: ''I've always been one to make it very clear, love me or hate me, take it or leave it, this is who I am.
''I embrace my body, and I embrace everything about myself. Coming full circle is a celebration of freedom and happiness because that's what [my new album] 'Lotus' is representing. I'm embracing everything that I've grown to be and learned to be.''
The singer appears naked on the cover of her new album - set to be released on November 13 - because she didn't want to make a fashion statement.
She said: ''It's very interesting, because I don't see that album cover as being nude at all.
''I actually feel very covered and it's all about embracing white light and freedom, and I didn't want it to be about too much fashion. I wanted it to be raw, real and free and a celebration of life and the woman I've become.''