At 51 years old, nearing the close of her Las Vegas residency and slowly achieving fashion icon status, Céline Dion has never felt better.
“I’ve reached a point in my life where I can let myself make my own decisions and choices,” the singer told Elle for the magazine’s latest cover feature. “Now I am discovering myself more and more. I am a woman assuming her own destiny, full of energy and in love with life. It’s never too late to start.”
The “My Heart Will Go On” hitmaker has carried her icon-level status from the ’90s into a new generation, partly attributed to her unmistakeable personal style that she flaunts in public.
Dion recently signed on as a global spokesperson for L’Oréal Paris, citing its tagline — “I’m Worth It” — as what drew her to the company.
“Telling other women that they, too, have self-worth, that they are strong, is obviously really important,” Dion said. “You cannot limit yourself. My life started over at 50; I feel happy, I feel beautiful. I thought, ‘I must have done something right for this to be happening.’”
After playing her final Vegas show on June 8, the five-time Grammy Award-winner will embark on her first U.S. tour in over a decade and release a new album. Her Courage World Tour kicks off with two shows at Videotron Centre in Quebec City (Sept. 18 and 20).
Check out photos of Dion from her Elle photo shoot below.