Tulisa is so proud of her role model status, she's convinced she is an inspiration for "Broken Britain".

The singer shot to fame with N-Dubz but found herself thrust into the spotlight last year when she joined the judging panel of The X Factor.

Tulisa's outspoken attitude has attracted criticism, but the star insists her behaviour can help inspire others - and has no plans to change.

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She tells Look magazine, "People say, 'Oh my God, you're a role model now - you have to inspire young people'.

"Why am I a role model? Because I've been myself. People are underestimating the kids of today - they're not stupid.

"I'm not an inspiration for upper-class kids whose parents don't want them listening to an Eminem album. I'm an inspiration for Broken Britain."

The singer has been given a glamorous make-over for the shoot to accompany the interview, but Tulisa confesses she is happier with her usual casual look.

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She adds, "I like to dress up, look glam and do shoots like this. I'm always going to be a hood chick. I like street clothes. I'm comfortable in my skin, it just p**ses me off that other people won't accept it.

"You can see from the curves that I'm not working out - it's just jelly! I swear on my mum's life, I've never done a day's exercise."

Read the full interview in this week's Look magazine, on sale now.

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    <strong>June 2012</strong> Tulisa wore tartan, a cropped Biker jacket and peplum skirt for Scottish X Factor auditions

  • The Perfect 10: Tulisa Contostavlos

  • The Perfect 10: Tulisa Contostavlos

  • The Perfect 10: Tulisa Contostavlos

    <strong>May 2012</strong> At FHM's Sexiest Woman in the World 2012 awards, Tulisa Contostavlos wore a one-shoulder studded LBD

  • The Perfect 10: Tulisa Contostavlos

  • The Perfect 10: Tulisa Contostavlos

    <strong>January 2012</strong> Tulisa sportted a hot pink feather number to the NTA's.

  • The Perfect 10: Tulisa Contostavlos

    <strong>November 2011</strong> Tulisa played the evening's scarlet woman at the Cosmo Awards, in a one-shoulder Suzanne Neville mini dress

  • The Perfect 10: Tulisa Contostavlos

    <strong>October 2011</strong> Tulisa Contostavlos joined the rest of the UK glitterati on the Pride of Britain red carpet in an attention-grabbing Vivienne Westwood print dress.

  • The Perfect 10: Tulisa Contostavlos

  • The Perfect 10: Tulisa Contostavlos

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