She auditioned to be on The Mickey Mouse Club in 1991 even though she did not meet the age requirements and made it. I remember the first thing that got my attention, was her song "Genie in a Bottle" from her self titled album. Then one of my favorite songs by her "Beautiful" from her second album Stripped.
Aguilera was born in Staten Island, New York. Her Father Fausto Wagner Xavier Aguilera, a sergeant in the US Army at the time, and her Mother Shelly Loraine (née Fidler), a teacher of Spanish. Christina's father was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador and her mother is of German, Irish, Welsh, and Dutch ancestry.
She attended Marshall Middle School near Wexford and North Allegheny Intermediate High School until she was later home schooled.
Following her many television appearances Christina experienced resentment and bullying from her peers including an incident in which her peers slashed the tires on her family's car. She later recalls, "doing what I did and maybe being a little smaller, I was definitely picked on and bullied for the attention that I got. It was definitely unwanted attention and there was a lot of unfairness about it."
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