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Katy Perry: The Woman Little Girls Want To Be When They Grow Up

14/08/2014 16:43 | Updated 20 May 2015

Katy Perry has topped a poll as the woman most little girls want to be when they grow up.

While we were set on becoming vets, it seems modern day 7-10-year-olds aspire to shoot rockets out of their chest and lay about on candy floss clouds with no clothes on.

The survey, carried out by tween mag Girl Talk, asked 376,000 readers who they'd most like to be when they grew up, with the results described by the magazine's editor Bea Appleby as "unsettling, if not surprising".

With the exception of children's writer Jacqueline Wilson, the top 10 most admired celebrities were all singers or actors.

Politicians, sportswomen and businesswomen didn't really register on the list, with KP coming in at number one, closely followed by Taylor Swift and Jessie J.

Somewhat alarmingly the survey also revealed 80 choosing "clever", "strong" or "brave" as important attributes.

More than a third of girls aspired to jobs in showbiz and their top 10 career choices were either artistic, performing or caring.

"So much is said about the media having a bad effect on girls, so we had to really look at ourselves and make sure our influence is positive," Bea told MailOnline.

"I would like readers to feel inspired and confident that they really can achieve anything that they like - and that they are perfectly normal if they don't feel dainty, girly and sweet."

She added, "You won't find anyone who is unsuitable for our age group in Girl Talk, so that's Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and Robin Thicke don't feature at all.

"And they aren't really aiming their products at our readers either. Pretty much anyone who persistently rolls around in their underwear or sings songs with rude lyrics won't feature in the magazine."

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