Céline Dion Bares It All for Vogue in a Behind-the-Scenes Photo

Jul 5, 2017 at 8:10 a.m. ET
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At 49 years old, Céline Dion doesn't have time to let silly things like worries about her body or the criticism of others hold her back from showing her true self. This is especially true for her next Vogue shoot, for which she will go naked.

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Fans learned of Dion's clothes-defying move through Vogue's Instagram account earlier this week when the high-fashion magazine posted a photo of Dion perched in a chair and looking straight into camera. The photo appears to have been taken behind the scenes, so don't expect this sultry outtake to make it to the cover — even though Dion looks absolutely flawless. While neither the magazine nor Dion herself confirmed she will go naked for the cover, there's a strong implication that she will be in some state of undress for the shoot.

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Vogue posted a fun fact as their caption for Dion's birthday suit candid: "Here's a little naked fact to ponder while Celine Dion changes looks between shows: for the past five years she has worn haute couture near exclusively for her own performances (in Las Vegas and on her current 'mini-tour' of Europe). She performs a minimum two hours a night, five or six nights a week, dancing and curtseying and generally gesticulating sans abandon, in handmade, hand-beaded delicacies designed solely to walk a catwalk or a carpet (and often with handlers)." The implication here being that when Dion isn't dressed in the finest clothes from the haute couture houses of the world, she's just chilling out in nothing at all, which is probably not true, but it's an amusing image to conjure up.

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For what it's worth, Dion has never gone this naked before for a photo shoot of any kind. While E! News did confirm that she went topless in 2012 for a V magazine photo shoot, this is really the first time she has taken it all off in this setting. There's something incredibly empowering about seeing Dion go to these lengths at her age; maybe it's just the kind of body-positive outlook we need to keep in mind for when we're her age, eh?

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