Mariah Carey Gets Naked, Bares Pregnant Belly for Life & Style (PHOTO)

By: Mike Hess / April 6, 2011

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Mariah Carey has never been one to hide her personal feelings or her body, so you shouldn’t be surprised that she’s showing off her pregnant belly to Life & Style magazine.

Mariah, who’s expecting twins with her husband Nick Cannon in the coming days, opens up about how she’s prepared for motherhood, and also about why she felt so “vulnerable” taking the exposing cover shot for the magazine (on newsstands Friday). Ultimately, it was for the fans, as she explains:
“I was feeling very vulnerable about taking pictures at all right now, but then I didn’t want to miss this opportunity to document this once-in-a-lifetime experience … My ultimate goal was to share this incredibly personal moment with my true fans.”

Mariah is due to have a boy and a girl, and she says the female in her belly very much takes after her mother.

“The babies were kicking almost the entire time; it was unbelievable, … Especially the girl — clearly she’s a diva in training!”

Strangely enough, the photo shoot almost didn’t happen because the night before, Carey thought she was going into labor. “I was in the hospital from the night before until the day of the shoot with contractions five minutes apart,” she tells Life & Style.