Dannii Minogue looks gorgeous on the cover of Marie Claire's January issue. She chatted with the mag about her amazing year, her baby Ethan, The X Factor and Cheryl Cole, and looks glam as ever in the accompanying photos. Here are some excerpts from her interview:
On The X Factor: "I do find it nerve-wracking. Every Saturday night at the beginning of the show when I step out onto the stage, I’m terrified. Not about me, but how everyone’s going to get on – whether they’ll stuff it up. You just can’t help getting really involved with your people. It’s their life."
On Kylie: "Can you imagine for years being asked what it’s like to be Kylie’s sister? The journalist would try asking another couple of questions before embarking on another barrage about Kylie. I would be like, 'If you want to interview her, then here’s her number.'"
On bad press: "When I first came over here it was hard because it was Kyliemania. She was this cute little thing and I was the fat, ugly sister. . . There were some horrific headlines. Had I not been confident about myself and my body, I would have been in a load of trouble. . . I’d been very good friends with this girl since primary school. I distinctly remember going into a white hospital room and seeing her lying there, strapped to the bed. I was just a young teenager and it was so horrendous. I watched my friend nearly die from anorexia. There was no headline that someone could write about me that would make me do that to myself."
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- On Cheryl Cole: "Cheryl’s always been there for me when I’ve had a hard time. . . [she] said to me the other day, 'I don’t know how you’re doing all this. I know how crazy it is when all the contestants are running in and out and I have no make-up on. And then I think of you trying to fit in feeding the baby as well.'"
- On her popularity: "Yeah, it’s come together. I suppose I’ve endured things when they haven’t gone right. I guess it’s my turn now to enjoy what is going right."