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Alesha Dixon reflects on overcoming the pressures of body image: 'I'm not perfect'

Sharnaz Shahid

Alesha Dixon has spoken candidly about the body image issues women face, particularly within the entertainment industry. In a new interview, the 38-year-old has said there are more important things in the world rather than focus all her attention on being “perfect”.

“I'm happy to be human, and being human means we aren't perfect,” she told MailOnline. “I don't know if it's because I'm in my 30s that I feel like that now, but generally the older I get, the less I care about that.

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Alesha Dixon has spoken candidly about the body image issues women face

“I love to look good, I love to get glammed up but it's not the most important thing in my world and I'm not afraid to not be perfect. I can see where there is a lot of pressure cause we live in a very visual world, but I try to go a bit deeper than that, things are just more important!”

Alesha, who has a three-year-old daughter called Azura with partner Azuka Ononye, hopes to bestow her values on her child. The TV star explained: “The most important thing for me, when somebody asks me what I class as being a success, is being a decent human being. It's being kind, being loving and I'll try and teach her all these values.”

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“I'm happy to be human, and being human means we aren't perfect," she said

The mother-of-one first found fame as part of girl band Mis-Teeq in the early 2000s but has since gone on to become a successful solo singer and a popular reality show judge, first on Strictly Come Dancing and now on Britain's Got Talent. Alesha’s latest gig sees her fronting talent show, Dance Dance Dance on ITV.

In the 15 years since Alesha became a household name, the singer has also worked tirelessly for charity, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief, travelling to Romania with the World Animal Protection, and working with Avon to highlight domestic abuse across the United Kingdom.

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