Céline Dion At 51: 'I've Never Felt As Beautiful'

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Céline Dion said it’s “a miracle” that she is the face of L’Oréal Paris at 51.

“When I was young and having problems with my teeth, very, very skinny, not feeling pretty, and being bullied at school, I would never have thought that L’Oréal Paris would one day ask me, at 51 years old, to become an ambassador," the Canadian singer told Allure.

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When Dion was announced as the Global Spokesperson for L’Oréal Paris in April, she said in a release: “I never saw that coming … When you think I’m done, I’m just starting.”

Céline Dion, pictured at age 16. Phillippe Wojazer / AFP/Getty Images

Dion, who grew up in Quebec, said she embraces her age. “I’ve never felt as beautiful, or so in charge,” she said.

“I would not go back to being 17 or in my 20s or 30s. All that was wonderful, but I’m never going back in time. I’m going forward.

“And I can’t wait for my next birthday.”

Dion kicks off the Courage World Tour in Quebec City on Sept. 18. There are also shows in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto this year and April 2020 stops in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton and Vancouver.

Her new album Courage comes out in November.