Aguilera Likes Being Role Model for Fans

By | March 5, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Christina Aguilera says she doesn’t really care what the press says about her – she just cares about the fans.

“I (want to) be that voice… and let them know they’re not alone in a situation,” she told AP Radio. “I’ve been through so many backstabbing people and hard times… and if I can still have a smile on my face and see things positively, so can you.”

Aguilera said she likes being a role model – even if people sometimes misunderstand her actions.

“If you’re comfortable with what you’re doing and not backing down – no matter what kind of criticism you might get – that’s going to make people step back a bit,” she said. “If you stick with what you really believe in, I think it will be respected one day.”

Aguilera said she shies away from reading articles about herself as a defense mechanism. The critics can write what they want to write because most of it is sensationalized, overdone and misconstrued, she said.

“I don’t even like to necessarily read the positive things because when you dwell on that, you get upset when you read the negative stuff.”

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