Girls Aloud’s Kimberley Walsh: bad pictures make me a better role model
She told the Sun recently: “Some people get obsessed with how they look in pictures but I’m quite laid back. There have been embarrassing pictures of me but I manage to shut it out.”
“If I can make normal people think, ‘ooh, she’s got a bit of cellulite too’, or ‘she looks a bit fat in that picture’, then that’s great.”
She hopes that such pictures help her be a good role model for young girls: “When I was growing up Kate Moss was really fashionable, that whole waif look, and I knew that I could never look like that.”
“I would put weight on really easily if I weren’t in the group dancing and stuff. I’m not one of the lucky people who can eat what they want.
“I try and eat healthily but have a bad day now and again. Most women in this day and age are always off and on a diet.”
“It’s terrible when girls size 10 or 12 are being told they are too big. If I was a teenage girl thinking I’m a size 12 or 14 and I’m reading a magazine telling me a celeb who is a size 10 or 12 is fat then I’d feel terrible.”