Shania Twain, 57, talks getting naked for the cover of ‘Queen Of Me’

Shania Twain explains her thoughts on why she did a nude photo shoot for the cover of her latest album Queen Of Me.

The 57-year-old darling of country-pop Shania Twain is fresh out of the studio after recording her sixth studio album, ‘Queen Of Me’. The singer-songwriter down in a recent interview with TalkShop to discuss her decision to pose naked for the cover.

“Queen of Me is all about being the boss of myself. And taking responsibility for what I put out there, what I project. And my truth, as I get older, which I wish I had this truth when I was younger, is just to feel more – less apologetic for how I am, how I look, less affected by other people’s criticism,” she said. 

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“I was one of those teenagers that would never wear a bikini at the beach, for example. And now I’m thinking what was I thinking when I had the young body and really what you would’ve consider what our bathing suit ads are now – it’s usually a very fit, slender, younger woman.

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 and show that I feel comfortable in my own skin. So what I did was, I did a photo session naked with just mud.

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This took courage (for me) because I am so not an exhibitionist. But it wasn’t – it was all about my own message to myself, and 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.”