Christina Aguilera says trip to Rwanda to feed the hungry was fulfilling
Credit: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage Christina Aguilera definitely knows how to make her haters eat their words. The returning Voice coach turned heads at an NBC press event in Beverly Hills on Saturday, July 27, when she rocked the carpet in a tight pink minidress that revealed some major weight loss and a new, fit figure. The 32-year-old singer looked tan and rested in a clingy pink frock as she struck poses on the red carpet, her long blonde hair down in loose waves. A source tells Us that Aguilera has managed her slim-down with a combination of healthy eating and working out. “It’s more of a mind-body thing for her,” a source previously told Us of Aguilera’s commitment to shedding the pounds. “She believes in exercise that she enjoys, doing strength work as opposed to intense cardio.” Christina Aguilera was under plenty of public scrutiny last fall after showing off a fuller figure. Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images The singer has been showing off a slimmer figure in recent weeks, and made headlines when she debuted an estimated 20-pound weight loss on The Voice season four finale on June 18, when she performed opposite Pitbull for her No.1 hit “Feel This Moment.” “I’m the type of person that I cannot live in front of a camera 24 hours a day,” the “Your Body” singer told reporters on Saturday. “I have to take breaks and stay connected with myself, and I think it’s important so that you can then be your best on-camera and find your own happiness with it.” PHOTOS: Christina Aguilera’s style evolution Last fall, Aguilera faced major scrutiny over her fluctuating weight, leading co-coach Adam Levine to speak up in her defense during a Q&A in New York City on Oct. 26. “The one thing about culture right now, celebrity culture particularly, is people feel like they can just say nasty things about other people, whether it’s Christina or whether it’s me,” he said at the time. “She gets a lot and it pisses me off. Of course I have her back and of course I defend her.”
Gaga first clarified that she is a big fan of Christina Aguilera and that she thought the controversy around the two at the time was very unfair to the Beautiful singer. I just think it’s very unfair of anyone to pit another woman against another woman and especially in the space of music, when we are all just trying to be taken seriously as females. Christina is an incredible vocalist and an incredible artist. From me to her, I’m so sorry for anything that anyone ever said to her because of my existance and I hope she never felt any way about it  I think it’s total nonsense the way that [the media does] that, she said. Christina appeared to respond to the controversy last month in a letter to fans where she advocated love and not hate in light of a #JusticeForBionic campaign, which encouraged fans to buy Bionic on the release date of Gaga’s Artpop album. The Twitter movement was created when celebrity blogger Perez Hilton alleged that Gaga sabotaged the promotion behind Aguilera’s 2010 record. Gaga finally cleared the air on that accusation though. Back to her interview, Gaga also spoke about her failed duet with Cher. As per the Paparazzi singer’s request, The Greatest Thing was cut from Cher’s new album. Gaga wrote that song back in 2007 and the two recorded it together, but she later thought the song didn’t sound fresh enough to be released. We didn’t have time to work on it together and I wrote the song a long time ago. To be fair, if I was writing a song for Cher now, I would want to hear her album and I would want to know where she is in her life. I would want to talk to her about where she’s going musically.
Christina Aguilera says trip to Rwanda to feed the hungry was fulfilling Associated Press – FILE – This July 27, 2013 file photo shows singer Christina Aguilera at the NBC 2013 summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Aguilera visited Rwanda in June for Yum! Brands World Hunger Relief effort. Aguilera is in a new PSA that debuts Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.(Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File) By Associated Press, NEW YORK Christina Aguilera says that although she went to Rwanda to help others, she ended up helping herself. The 32-year-old singer visited Rwanda in June for a hunger relief effort. She said the experience helped her ground herself. Looking for things to do? Select one or more criteria to search Kid-friendly Get ideas It came at a time in my life when I really needed to be far removed from anything to do with work or being on camera, the Grammy winner said in a recent interview. It came at a time in my life when I needed to sort of experience whats going on with the world beyond entertainment. Aguilera has been a spokesperson for Yum! Brands World Hunger Relief effort since 2009, and has also traveled to Haiti and Guatemala. She said being a mother she has a 5-year-old son Max made her feel more empathetic for those suffering from hunger around the world. Its so sad to think theres nothing that sets any of us apart, she said. And when you go into the field, you really see that and feel that were all one in the same, its just were born under different circumstances, and its sad and I dont understand why, but I feel what I feel and I did what I can. On her Rwanda trip, The Voice mentor served food to children and visited refugee camps, which she called one of the most difficult moments. They had to escape everything and everybody they knew and loved, and its just a lot to really open yourself up and feel all that, she said, on the brink of tears. And you just want to help out in whatever way that you can, and obviously I get emotional about it when talking about it, but I think its important to feel those things. Yum!