Shania Twain is feeling good in her own skin.
The “queen of pop-country” has some big plans here in 2023, and she rounded out 2022 by dropping three new singles, “Waking Up Dreaming,” “Last Day of Summer,” and “Giddy Up,” ahead of her forthcoming album Queen of Me.
And if you thought that the 57-year-old was starting to feel the old age start to creep in, think again, because it appears that she’s never felt better about her looks, especially after she posed nude for the cover of “Waking Up Dreaming.”
And in fact, she’s feeling so good in her own skin, that she admitted she has no plans to go under the knife and get some plastic surgery done.
She recently made an appearance on the Making Space with Hoda Kotb podcast, and said:
“I’ve come to a point where, no I’m not gonna do it.
Maybe that was probably part of what pushed me to go, ‘OK, it’s time to start loving yourself in your own skin,’ because sure I’ve got lots of friends that have had very successful surgeries, but I’ve also seen others that aren’t so successful.”
Twain is also afraid that she might end up with one of those “unsuccessful” surgeries:
“And then I think, ‘Well what if I’m one of those that doesn’t heal very well, then I’m gonna hate that about myself.’ Then I’m gonna regret doing it.
And then, maybe I’m going to fall and cut myself, and I’m gonna need stitches, for real.”
And at the end of the day, she just wants to be comfortable in her own skin:
“I want to be more relaxed and comfortable in my own skin. It is what it is, and I can’t change it unless I go under the knife or something. I mean you don’t really know what you’re gonna get anyway, right?
One thing pulled here, and another one pulled there, I don’t know, I may never be happy. So, it’s my perception of things that has to change… instead of changing who I am and what I look like.”
Earlier this month, she also told Hoda Kotb on the Today show that she was “petrified” of posing nude for the cover of “Waking Up Dreaming:”
“It was so empowering. I’m so glad I did it. I was petrified, but once I flipped that switch and dove into it, I’m like, ‘I’m all in!’ I committed 100%.
I don’t really love my body. I don’t love looking at myself in the mirror with the lights on or looking in the mirror at all at my body.
It’s so essential, more than ever, because as we age … our skin starts to melt and all kinds of things happen to us.
I realize that, wow, I was shy about wearing a bikini at the beach when I was younger, and I’m thinking, ‘That was ridiculous. I gotta stop this nonsense and start wearing a bikini to the beach now, even though I’m not my 20-year-old self.’ You know, I just gotta get over that stuff.”
Her upcoming album, Queen Of Me, is set for release this Friday, February 3rd.