Because this? I’m sorry. It’s just not reality. Unless Spain’s DT Lux magazine used photos of Christina from a decade ago, then no. This just isn’t for true. Compare that up there to this. The outfits are similar, and there’s even a hint of dominatrix in the lower photo, here, though it’s covered up massively by gawky-awkward clumping cowboy in bad Vegas-style shoes:
See? No. I’m sorry. Christina has a delightfully curvy figure, but the woman in these magazine photos? It’s either not Christina or—the most logical of answers—it’s Christina, under some heavy Photoshop fire. But if you don’t want to believe that someone at a major publication could so blatantly mock the “fine art” that is Photoshopping and airbrushing, I suppose you could just chalk it up to Christina laying off the quadruple-bean chili for a day or two, thus losing three or four sizes just in gas bloat. But I’m not so sure about all that.
Check out the rest of the photos from the shoot in the gallery. Girlfriend looks beautiful, but completely unrealistic for what 2012 actually has to offer.