The naked and pregnant celebrity glamour shot has been more than overdone, but there's something about Christina Aguilera's revealing pics for V Magazine that catches the eye.
Perhaps it's the artsy nature of the images, one of which includes Matthew Rutler, her fiance and father of the baby on board, and another, shown in the video above, that's an arched-back variation on the run-of-the-mill naked pregnant side view.
Or maybe it's just that Xtina in general looks really, really smokin'.
"As a woman, I'm proud to embrace my body through all stages of life, staying fearless and confident in surrendering to the unknowns the future has in store," the four-time coach of "The Voice" told the magazine (via E! News).
Aguilera's second pregnancy -- she has a 6-year-old son with ex-husband Jordan Bratman -- went public in March, a few months after she was praised for flaunting a slimmed-down figure in the October 2013 issue of Maxim. The couple is expecting a daughter.
She and Rutler got engaged in February, about a week before rumors that she was pregnant started up.