We love the statement Sia makes by choosing not to show her face on stage. Female pop stars are so often marketed on their appearance first, music second, and her iconic wig takes the focus away from that.
But we were equally intrigued to know what the artist behind the mask was really looked like.
The 41-year-old star gave fans a rare glimpse when she was photographed arriving sans-wig at LAX airport looking fresh-faced and happy.
Sia showing her face publicly for the first time in a while, and she looks absolutely stunning! pic.twitter.com/SueO7E0Ioi
— Shady Music Facts (@TheFactsOfShade) March 23, 2017
Speaking about her decision to use the mask during a Carpool Karaoke interview with James Corden last year, Sia said: “I don’t wear this thing unless there are cameras around. Just trying to maintain a modicum of privacy.
“I was a singer for 10 or 11 years to mediocre success,” she continued. “I was an alcoholic and a drug addict. I sobered up, and I decided I didn’t want to be an artist anymore, because I was starting to get a little bit famous and it was destabilizing in some way. I thought, ‘What doesn’t exist in pop music at the moment?’ And it was mystery. I was like, there’s pictures on Instagram of everyone at the dentist.”
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