Shania Twain Talks Nude Photo Shoot & Going Topless For Recent Single Cover: “Why Should It Be Offensive Just Because I’m Older?”

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Louie Banks

Shania Twain is the undisputed queen of pop country.

And as she gears up to release her her sixth studio album Queen of Me on February 3rd, 2023, she’s been revealing some of the personal reasons behind the inspiration for the new record.

In my humble opinion, she hasn’t lost a single step since releasing her very first single “What Made You Say That” in 1993.

Of course, she’s a five-time Grammy winner and has multiple Platinum singles and records, but she says at age 57, she’s finally feeling completely confident in who she is as a woman.

And she recently told TalkShopLive that she just wishes she could’ve had this unapologetic outlook on life from a much younger age:

“My truth, as I get older, and I wish I had this truth when I was younger, is just to feel less apologetic for how I am, how I look, less affected by other people’s criticism.

I was very insecure. I was one of those teenagers that would never wear a bikini at the beach, for example.

I didn’t do it when I was younger, so I’m going to do it now. I’m going to feel and show that I feel comfortable in my own skin.”

And to that point, she discussed that it was a large part of the reason she decided to go topless on the cover photo for her recent single “Waking Up Dreaming”:

“So what I did was, I did a photo session naked with just mud.

I took the shirt off in that photograph. And, trust me, this took courage because I am so not an exhibitionist. It was all about my own message to myself.

Just saying, ‘You know, it’s just time to feel comfortable in my own skin and share that with other people and just share those insecurities, shed that skin of insecurity.’”

Hey, if you look that damn good at 57, why wouldn’t you?

She’s obviously just as stunning as ever, but added that it was more so about the message and meaning behind doing that than the actual photo itself:

“Repeating the message to myself was the beginning, just saying, ‘OK, I’m fine with the way I look, I’m fine aging, I’m fine and comfortable with myself.’

And this was the final step of saying, ‘I can’t just tell people that. I can’t just say it. I’ve got to live it.'”

Shania also mentioned that she actually went bra-less in the music video for her aforementioned first single, but that it was almost an easier decision back then because she still felt like everything looked the way it was “supposed to” by society’s standards.

Now, she’s fully confident in getting older and all the wisdom and experience that comes along with it, so she’s trying to live it out and embrace every part of that:

“When I did my very first video, ‘What Made You Say That?’ this is the very, very first album I ever recorded. I was bra-less in that video.

But as the young woman that I was, it seemed fine because I was perkier. So my message is, why should it be offensive just because I’m older?”

Amen to that, Shania…

That’s why she’s a country queen, still inspiring women (and men) all over the world to be exactly who they are and embrace it.

She previously released two singles from the new record, “Waking Up Dreaming” and “Last Day of Summer,” and announced an extensive 2023 world tour.

The massive trek will start in Spokane, Washington in April, and finish up in the UK in September, with Hailey Whitters, Breland, Lindsay Ell, Kelsea Ballerini, Mickey Guyton, Priscilla Block and Robyn Ottolini rotating different dates as openers.

You can see the full list of dates HERE.

Queen Of Me tracklist:

  1. Giddy Up!
  2. Brand New
  3. Waking Up Dreaming
  4. BEST Friend
  5. Pretty Liar
  6. Inhale/Exhale AIR
  7. Last Day of Summer
  8. Queen of Me
  9. Got It Good
  10. Number One
  11. Not Just A Girl
  12. The Hardest Stone

“Waking Up Dreaming”

“Last Day of Summer”

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