You know her best for stripping down, but Christina Aguilera's finally gonna get paid to put clothes on as the new face of Versace in an upcoming advertising campaign.
Speaking from the front row of Versace's fashion show in Milan, the pop tart told Reuters, "It's just so great. I've got this ad campaign coming up with Donatella and Versace. So, I'm very excited, and this is a whole new world for me, so that's very exciting."
Exciting and seemingly inevitable that everyone's favorite fashion faux pas would serve as a muse to deep-fried designer Donatella Versace. With matching carcinogenic tans and bottle-blond locks, this dippy duo are a sun-baked style match made in catty gossip-column heaven.
Ever since exploding onto the pop scene with 1999's "Genie in a Bottle," Aguilera has consistently made worst-dressed lists for her raunchy style--or lack thereof.
Recently the "Dirrty" singer's video created headlines when she took a mud bath in her skivvies--causing the video to be banned in Thailand and becoming the butt of a Saturday Night Live parody as fellow skinny blonde Sarah Michelle Gellar, fronting as Aguilera, quipped, "When people see this, they're gonna stop seeing me as a bubblegum music industry ho and start seeing me as an actual ho!"
But Aguilera's in good company with partner in crime Donatella. Both made Mr. Blackwell's worst-dressed list last year as the octogenarian fashion arbiter sniped of the designer: "Time to toss the peroxide once and for all. She resembles a flash-fried Venus stuck in a Miami strip mall." The singer was dressed down with: "Her barely there bimbo bombs wouldn't cover a gnat. Let's call her the worst undressed and leave it at that."
Donatella had nothing but kind words for her new muse, gushing with typical Italian understatement: "I watch the videos of Christina, and I always die," she said. "She is a great dancer, a great singer, her voice is amazing. I always hoped I could do something with her, but I wanted to be friends first, that is the most important thing for me."
Just call the Italian fashion maven a den mother to the bubblegum crowd. Last fall, Britney Spears traveled to Milan to seek the designer's advice on her "...Not Yet a Woman" fashion dilemma. Donatella sent Spears out onto the runway in a $23,000 creation and deemed the pop princess her inspiration.
Just call Aguilera a spotlight-hogging SWF as she muscles her musical rival off Versace's radar--Spears was a no-show at Tuesday's fashion show--and moves in on Spears' ex, Justin Timberlake. Aguilera and Timberlake are co-headlining a summer concert tour together.