Shania Twain Talks Posing Topless in 'Waking Up Dreaming' Cover Art

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Shania Twain is back! The iconic singer/songwriter's sixth studio album Queen of Me is coming out in February, and she released her first single, "Waking Up Dreaming," back in September—along with cover art that features her topless.

Shania opened up about the decision to pose topless to People, saying "This is me expressing my truth. I'm comfortable in my own skin, and this is the way I am sharing that confidence. I think the best fashion is confidence, and whatever you wear — if you're wearing it with that, it's fashionable. I am a woman in my late 50s, and I don't need to hide behind the clothes. I can't even tell you how good it felt to do nude shooting. I was just so unashamed of my new body, you know, as a woman that is well into my menopause. I'm not even emotional about it; I just feel okay about it. It's really liberating."

"From the very beginning — the very first video — I was ditching the bra," Shania added. "But, I was a lot firmer then, so as I grew older, I started feeling a different pressure of, 'Well, your breasts are not as plump as they used to be. Your skin is not as tight as it used to be. Maybe you should start covering it up a little bit more.' I hit this wall and was like, 'Whoa, my confidence is regressing. My courage is dulling. Why am I allowing this? Frig that. I am not regressing. I am embracing my body as it changes, as I should have from my childhood to my teens, as I should be from my taut, 20s and 30-year-old self, to my menopausal body. I'm not going to be shy about it. I want to be courageous about it, and I want to share that courage in the artwork that I am directing."


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