My private life is the most precious thing to me.

I'm glad I was never in a band.

If I can inspire people by showing that following a dream by working hard and being determined is possible, it's amazing.

Working with other artists and sharing your passions is great.

I can't remember who told me but I was advised early on not to Google myself or read things about myself... I don't read a lot but get the gist of what's been said from friends and family. It's good to avoid it if you want to be normal person.

I'm really not that confident!

I do love a bit of fashion. I grew up around a lot of it as my mum and dad had clothing stores so my mum was always designing a lot, and I definitely had that as an influence.

I'm not a loud, extravagant person; I'm never going to be that and, to be honest, I don't want to be like that.

I think it's really hard being in a boy band. There's a lot of dynamics.

People will always show their true selves in the end.

Music TV in the U.K. is disappearing. 'Top Of The Pops,' 'CD:UK' and shows like that have gone, and it's bringing down the music industry. We should do as much as we can to keep our music TV and producers need to be more willing to accommodate live music.

Sometimes I think I want to get 'hair and make up' every day, but that's just not possible.

I love music but, of course, I'd choose love over that.

I think when people see that you are shy, or even just calm, collected and reserved, they think you can be pushed around, made to do everything they want - but that's definitely not true of me. The people closest to me know that's not the case. They know I'm not a pushover.

The part of London where I grew up has the highest crime rates in the country.

I know how to look after myself.

It takes bravery to end a relationship.

I'm very sensitive and I'm quite a soft person, and I cry a lot when things upset me.

People write music, and the music is out there for people to interpret it how they want to.

At the end of the day, you should take every opportunity that comes your way.

In my life, I've dealt with tragedy.

I love a beautiful gown on stage, and luckily I've been fortunate to wear some amazing dresses.

I would love to sing opera.

I'm quite curvy and I just try and exercise whenever I can. I don't do anything hardcore as I'm just not that dedicated.

I'd love to do a film like 'Chicago.' Something musical because I've obviously come from that background.

I definitely keep myself secret.

I believe I could have had a career in the music industry without 'X Factor,' but it was an amazing platform that propelled me to where I am now.

I would like to be a positive force for young girls.

Kids need somewhere to go, so they're not bored on the street.

I have my best ideas when I am alone.

I'm totally against animal cruelty. I don't have clothes, shoes or bags made from any animal products.

I love Thandie Newton. I love her fashion sense as she is just really classic.

Fear and pain and suffering is not OK for any being to feel intentionally at the hands of us.

I don't have many famous friends, really, except Simon Cowell.

I'll never go against my morals.

A part of me feels like I was an animal in my past life that wasn't treated very nicely.

I don't mind letting people in a little bit, but I have learned from the past not to talk too much about my relationships and to keep things as private as possible.

I suffer from arachnophobia. I don't mind the tiny spiders so much, it's the ones with their legs covered in thick hair.

I don't really read the tabloids, and you never know if what's being printed is true or not.

I like someone who can take the reins, who knows what they want and is strong with me.

I could hang with horses all day.

I am definitely an individual.

Overall, I'm quite good with how I spend my cashola.

I want all of my songs to do well whether I've written them or not.

Oh my gosh! I can't tell you the number of times people have put autotune on my voice, and I'm like, 'Please take it off!' You don't even sound human; it makes you sound like a robot!

My dad is such a good man. You know how when you are a child you think your dad is invincible? Well, I still think that - he is so wise and everything I do I ask my dad's advice about first.

David Bowie is such a big influence to me. Everything about him as a person is intriguing to me.

My parents have always done what they've loved, and they've had many different careers.

I dont hate L.A. There's a very beautiful side to it; it's scenic, and I can go horse riding.