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Kylie Minogue on ageing: 'Sometimes I look at my face and scream'

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Kylie Minogue has admitted that there are times where she wants to "scream" at how she has aged, comparing her face to "a Spielberg special effect".

The 44-year-old told Elle UK that although she occasionally feels like bringing "those hot pants out of retirement", she has started fixating over her appearance.

Kylie Minogue photo shoot for Elle magazine

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"I'm not going to lie about this. There are lots of times I look in the mirror and I see that gravity has taken hold," she said.

"Or I suddenly see my face on a phone or on Skype and it's like a Spielberg special effect and you just scream, 'Who is that?'

"Sometimes, I forget [I'm 44] and think, 'I must get those hot pants out of retirement' and then some mornings I look in the mirror and I see 94 not 44. That is the reality before the make-up. And midriff tops are definitely out for good."

Minogue also revealed that she would consider having cosmetic surgery, arguing that it is no different to using make-up.

Kylie Minogue photo shoot for Elle magazine

© Elle / Cuneyt Akeroglu



"I haven't gone down that route yet and I don't know whether I will but I'm not against it," she said.

"We put make-up on every day, we tint, pluck, wax, we do anything to make ourselves look as good as we can and I think it's pointless being hypocritical about something that if it's done well can be really good."

Minogue went on to address her battle with breast cancer and the bond she now feels with every woman who has gone through the ordeal.

Kylie Minogue photo shoot for Elle magazine

© Elle / Cuneyt Akeroglu



"Women come up to me in the street and just start talking to me about what they are going through... I stand there in the street and I just hug them," she said.

"I hug them because we both know what they are feeling. I feel close to every one of them and I think they do to me, it's not about anything else but what we've all been through."

The full interview appears in the January issue of Elle UK, on sale Wednesday, December 5. Also available as a digital edition.

Watch a behind-the-scenes video of Kylie Minogue's photoshoot on the Elle website.

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