Celine Dion Photo Shoot 'Goes Crazy,' Raises Eyebrows

By Emma Koonse , Christian Post Reporter
August 24, 2012|10:14 am

Celine Dion's recent photo shoot for a travel magazine has critics and fans talking this week.

  • Celine Dion
    (Photo: Reuters/Denis Balibouse)
    Canadian singer Celine Dion performs on stage at the Stade de Geneve in Geneva July 9, 2008.

The iconic singer posed in unusual black-and-white photos taken for V magazine with the styling of Carlyne de Dudzeele. Some of the racy images reveal the "My Heart Will Go On" singer in formal wear, while others show more skin.

In another strange image from the high-fashion shoot, Dion dons suspenders with pants covered in stuffed animals.

The 44-year-old defended the images, claiming they revealed her true self.

"I'm like this in my real life," said Dion speaking to the magazine. "I was scared a little bit because this is so different for me, but I'm glad I did it. Usually there's always a reason when I do a photo shoot, there's not the opportunity to go crazy."

The French-Canadian songstress is internationally recognized for her music and currently lives at Las Vegas' Caesars Palace. The mother-of-three is the best-selling Canadian artist of all time and has sold over 200 million albums worldwide.

Follow us

"I've been an open book all my life and I think that's why people like me," she added. "For me to tell someone that my husband (Rene Angelil) had cancer that we were struggling to have kids, or whatever we've gone through, talking about my life lets people know the real me."

Dion's success has not been without hardship. The singer married her husband, 26 years her senior, in 1994. After struggling with fertility, the couple welcomed their first son in 2001 and went on to have twin boys in 2010.

"I thought I had a life before, but until I was a mom, I had no idea," Dion told V magazine. "Why would I want a hit? Why would I want to win awards? There is nothing I can hope to wish for my career: I can just hope to be blessed as a mother for the rest of my life the way I am now. That's that only nomination I want."

When Angelil was diagnosed with throat cancer, Dion halted her career. Fortunately, the music director made a full recovery.

Dion's images will appear in the magazine's upcoming travel issue on shelves next week.

Top Stories

Marco Rubio: Intolerance in the Name of Tolerance Is Hypocrisy

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., condemned liberal ...

Christian Mother Meriam Ibrahim Meets Pope Francis After Escaping Death for Her Faith in Sudan (Watch)

Meriam Ibrahim, a Christian mother from Sudan who became a global icon for Christians when she refused to renounce her faith even after she was placed on death row for it, was blessed by Pope Francis at the Vatican just hours ...

Texas Sees 13 Percent Drop in Abortions With Controversial Pro-Life Law

Texas has experienced a 13 percent drop in ...

'I Am Second' Student Director Began Evangelizing in Hospital Waiting Rooms

Evangelizing is not about methodology as much as ...