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Shania Twain Explains Why She Decided To Bare It All In Recent Nude Photoshoot

The 57-year-old country music legend wants fans to know she's 'comfortable in my own skin.'

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In an interview with TalkShopLive, Grammy-winning singer Shania Twain opened up about her recent photoshoot, in which she posed completely nude...well, except for some mud.

The best-selling female artist in country music history said:

"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."

Twain revealed she struggled with body confidence in her younger years:

"I was a very insecure woman, girl..."
"I was one of those teenagers that would never wear a bikini at the beach, for example."
"So I'm saying, well, the heck with that. I didn't do it when I was younger, so I'm going to do it now."
"I'm going to feel comfortable in my own skin."

So, taking a lyric from her own Man! I Feel Like a Woman, she let it all hang out:

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


The 57-year-old also added:

"When I did my very first video, 'What Made You Say That?' this is they very, very first album I ever recorded."
"I was braless 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?"

Fans of Twain responded with their adoration for singer, some even using her lyrics to show their support.

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Twain revealed that she is absolutely embracing her body:

"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, OK, I can't just tell people that."
"I can't just say it. I've got to live it."

We must admit, at any age, she's still the one.