''As Christina stepped in the booth to record, she said to her friend, "Don't look at me". I knew I was going to keep that on the record, and I knew she was the right person for the song. I realized, 'Oh, she's insecure. She's one of those beautiful people who's got everything but is super insecure. Okay, this song is hers.'" - Linda Perry (songwriter)
''Beautiful'' was about somebody who didn't think they were beautiful. It was actually about somebody who is insecure and they're telling themselves, you are beautiful. We are beautiful. We are beautiful no matter what anybody says. Then this hot chick is singing a song and you're seeing all the vulnerability from her and insecurity." - Linda Perry (songwriter)
"I try to sing songs that people can relate to and that help them to find personal strength. I try to communicate universal ideas and thoughts that help them to get through the day or the year a bit better." - Christina Aguilera
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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