We understand -- and truly appreciate -- women's magazines' efforts to boost our self-esteem. In the October 2012 issue of Lucky, writer Sarah Miller chats with Christina Aguilera about her fashion sense and her changing body, establishing that Aguilera, who's endured endless criticism about her figure, is confident as ever.

"Actually, the challenge I’ve always had is being too thin, so I love that now I have a booty, and obviously I love showing my cleavage,” she tells Lucky. (Check out pics of the pop star circa 2001-2003 -- she isn't kidding about the "too thin" thing.) Now she's proud of her curves, affirming, "Hey, if you can work it and you can own it, that confidence is going to shine through."

And "The Voice" judge doesn't just talk the talk. She left her size-zero past long ago but still embraces boldly figure-hugging styles and makes no apologies for her loud fashion sense. (Seriously, who else would be brave enough to go pantsless in fishnets and a tiara on national TV?) And we love her for it.

Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like Lucky loves her as much as we do. In the cover pic, sporting trendy double denim, Christina seems to have lost an inch or two off her waistline... and more egregiously, she also appears to have gotten a vertiginous facelift. Whose eyebrows do that in real life?

It wouldn't be the first time Aguilera's undergone some heavy airbrushing. Last year critics mused that Christina's W magazine cover was Photoshopped and a newly-released promo shot for season 3 of "The Voice" also looks a wee bit doctored.

How Photoshopped is Christina this time around? Check out the latest Lucky cover and decide for yourself. Also be sure to click over to LuckyMag.com to read the entire interview!

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