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Posted January 24, 2010on:
It’s usually her revealing outfits with attract the most attention.
But this occasion, no garment, however outrageous, could have drawn attention away from Cheryl Cole’s alarmingly oversized lips.
The X Factor star’s mouth looked unusually plump as she arrived in London yesterday – prompting speculation that she has used Collagen injections.
Representatives of the Girls Aloud singer denied this was the case, saying ‘she has definitely not’.
But Miss Cole was seen trying to cover up her mouth with her hand as she walked through the airport.
When she did reveal her face, her normally slim lips appeared to have swelled somewhat and even led to comparisons with Leslie Ash’s ‘trout pout’.
Collagen is a natural protein which can be injected into the lips as a way of making them fuller. Implants are becoming increasingly common with patients as it is a relatively cheap and simple procedure.
It was in November last year that the 26-year-old was accused of misleading her fans after it was revealed that she had starred in a number of advertisements for shampoo company L’Oreal, despite failing to admit she used hair extensions.
In the past the singer has revealed she is not against cosmetic surgery. But she said that she would always be honest over whether she had indulged.
She also said she has no issues with others going under the knife if it makes them more confident admitting: ‘I’ve got nothing against cosmetic surgery.
‘I mean, if someone hasn’t got any boobs and having them done is going to make them a happier, more confident person, then go for it.
‘I wouldn’t deny it if I had cosmetic surgery. I wouldn’t just come out with big boobs and say, ‘No, I haven’t had an operation!’
And Cheryl believes that imperfections are sexy on a person, as if everybody was flawless, it wouldn’t be realistic.
‘I think imperfections are sexy anyway, I honestly do,’ she continues. ‘If everyone looked perfect with a perfect face and perfect boobs, it wouldn’t be sexy as it’s not real life.’
She has kept up her X Factor judging duties while launching a solo singing career and becoming the face of a beauty advertising campaign.
But now Cheryl Cole is planning to quit the TV talent show to embark on a more homely project – she wants to start a family with footballer husband Ashley.
The Fight For This Love singer, who is also the face of L’Oreal, plans to sign up to a £1.5million X Factor deal that will take her up until the series, due to launch in August, ends in December, the Daily Mail has learned.
However, then she wants to bow out to have a baby – and is even prepared to turn down Simon Cowell’s bid to get her on board for the new U.S. version of the TV talent contest.
‘Cheryl has made it clear that she wants to have a baby sooner rather than later,’ a source close to the 26-year-old brunette revealed.
‘This is something she knows she has to plan. She will be 27 in June and she really wants to start a family with Ashley.’
Despite this, Cowell is still keen to get Mrs Cole on board as a judge for his American version of the X Factor, which will launch in the U.S. in autumn next year.
Cowell, 50 – who recently regained the rights to his hit TV formats, including the X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, in a deal with Sony – admitted: ‘She’d be great over here – Cheryl’s a star.’
All of the judges on the ITV show are yet to sign up as contracts are finalised just weeks before auditions start in May, while Cowell is days away from announcing a three-year deal with ITV.
But it has become apparent it would be extremely gruelling for Mrs Cole to film a series this year, as well as two series – both UK and U.S. versions – next year.
‘Cheryl has not been formerly approached about going on American X Factor,’ the source added. ‘Of course she is flattered with all the talk, but she would think carefully before signing up.
‘She has Ashley to think about and America would involve a lot of travelling.
‘Also, if she was pregnant by then it would make things difficult. But on the other hand, the show would make her a worldwide star.’
Mrs Cole, who married the Chelsea and England footballer in 2006, admitted she was ‘feeling broody’ as she tenderly patted X Factor’s Dannii Minogue’s stomach.
Speaking at the National TV Awards on Wednesday, she said her co-star’s pregnancy was ‘fantastic news’.
Miss Minogue’s future on the show is also in doubt as she will give birth weeks after auditions start.
Meanwhile, X Factor host Dermot O’Leary confirmed he was heading to the U.S. for talks with X Factor broadcaster Fox.
‘I’d love the job – it would be a dream, but I’m not sure if Simon would have a British judge and a British host on an American show,’ he said.
We knew that Cheryl Cole wouldn’t let us down at last night’s National Television Awards.
She looked fabulously stylish in a floor-length Stéphane Rolland couture gown, a sexy up-do and smouldering make-up.
But it was her long fluttering eyelashes that caught our eye.
Wearing her favourite L’Oréal telescopic mascara she said: ‘I’ve used it for years. It’s the best mascara for me.’
L’Oréal telescopic mascara, £9.99, is known for intensifying your lashes.
Well, if it’s good enough for Chezzer, it’s good enough for us!
Cheryl Cole has been announced as the most photogenic woman ever.
The ‘Fight For This Love’ popstar – who is currently the face of L’Oreal hair products – beat off competition from runner-up Audrey Hepburn and third-placed Angelina Jolie to the title in a new poll of 4,000 British women conducted by Nikon.
A representative for the company said of the results: “Cheryl Cole was a clear winner and is loved by the nation for her looks, dress sense and friendly nature.”
Beyoncé finished fourth and Princess Diana came fifth. Other stars in the top ten included Catherine Zeta-Jones, Megan Fox and Grace Kelly.
As we name Cheryl Cole our Woman Of The Year, we ask a team of celebrity experts to analyse the qualities that make our favourite Geordie lass so great..
This has truly been Cheryl Cole’s year. In 12 months the gorgeous Geordie has graced the cover of Vogue, smashed the charts with her No.1 album and made her mark as the new face of L’Oreal.
Not to mention her massive success on X Factor, winning the show for the second year in a row – this time with Joe McElderry thanks to her savvy song choices and great mentoring.
Venturing away from the success and security of Girls Aloud was a risk but, for Cheryl, it’s paid off more than anyone could have imagined.
So, as we bestow the title of Woman of the Year on the lovely Mrs Cole, our team of celebrity experts explain just what it is that gives Cheryl the X Factor.
Mirror columnist (and fellow Geordie) Sue Carroll
“By rights “By rights we shouldn’t like Cheryl Cole at all. She’s ridiculously pretty, a fashion goddess, Simon Cowell’s right-hand girl, talented, very, very rich and the cover girl for L’Oreal. I mean, what’s to like? But the backlash hasn’t happened.
“Blokes think she’s hot, mums love her and daughters aspire to be her. I was at the BBC the other day where Cheryl was recording her TV special. Afterwards we lurked around Studio One hoping to catch a glimpse, maybe she’d pop out for a fag. She didn’t, but I bet if she had, there wouldn’t have been anything uppity about Cheryl.
“In a world of manufactured celebs she remains the authentic Geordie lass with the unchanging Tyneside accent and slightly amazed expression of a girl who can’t quite believe her luck.
“When she sheds tears for those wannabes at X-Factor auditions we know she feels their pain because she’s been that vulnerable kid desperate for a break.
“That’s why we get Cheryl, we know how she ticks and where she’s coming from. For all the adulation she’s still a lass from a council estate who loves her mam, dogs and husband (not necessarily in that order) and could, so easily, be working behind a counter in Newcastle’s Metro Centre.
“Only a well-grounded, outspoken Geordie lass would have the balls to call Peaches Geldof “up herself”. Because, you know what, we can spot a phoney from a thousand miles.”
Music.. Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills
“Cheryl’s the girl of the moment in every way. People in the industry love her because she really is a nice person – I saw her on Saturday night when I went to watch X Factor and what you see on the telly is what you get in real life.
“Cheryl is doing amazingly well musically because she’s working with all the right people who give her the cool edge lots of female pop stars struggle to achieve.
“Her first solo single Fight for this Love was a no-brainer. As soon as I heard it I knew it would be a hit. It’s cool enough for Radio 1, but works well for places like Heart FM or Radio 2. She gets great pop records – the Saturdays would kill for them – and producers know they’re on to a winner with her.
“The second song 3 Words with Will.i.am is more of a grower, but I absolutely love it. It’s dead sexy and grown up. Even if people didn’t love the record, they’d still buy it because it’s Cheryl so it’s going to be massive anyway. If I was to describe her stuff in three words, I’d say sassy, cool and ‘now’.
Style guru and fashion presenter for GMTV, Mark Heyes
“This year’s X Factor has cemented Cheryl as a fashion icon. It was evident early on, visually at least, that this year’s show was going to be all about her outfits. Not only has she shown her knack for being one step ahead of current trends, such as the military look, which she wore for her performance on the show, but she has also been quite daring with quite a lot of her choices.
“The Atelier Versace lampshade-style dresses she wore in red and gold show she is not afraid to try styles that other celebrities wouldn’t. She has had a bit of stick but it showed she is prepared to push the boundaries and not just opt for the boring Little Black Dress option. And because of that viewers have been tuning in each week to see what she is wearing as much as to see performers.”
Mirror Fashion Director, Amber Morales
When Cheryl appeared in Pop Stars the Rivals in 2002 no one could have predicted the style icon she’d become. Now, we just can’t wait to see her latest outfit. On this year’s X Factor she championed up and coming young British design talent. Here are the highlights..
Stylist to the stars Andrew Barton
“Cheryl’s hair is fantastic and fully deserving of style-icon status for 2009. The volume she achieves is amazing and makes her hair look glamorous and sexy. Her decision to get rid of some length and go for her new shorter look proves that she has the confidence and natural style to pull off any look she tries.
“The new shoulder-length, tousled look is dead sexy and makes Cheryl look more youthful and vibrant.
“There has been lots of press attention recently on Cheryl removing her extensions, but as far as I can see it looks like there are still a few extensions in her hair.
“Girls love Cheryl’s hair so much because it always looks shiny, healthy, luscious and thick. Above all it is always perfectly groomed.
“For ladies who want to get the look, try a volumising hair mousse.
“And one amazing thing she’s done recently are the really classy chignons and buns she’s been wearing on the X Factor.
“That look has really elevated her from WAG to classic and elegant.”
Mirror beauty expert Madeline Crisp
“Cheryl is a natural beauty who obviously has a fantastic makeup artist, and she’s picked up a lot of tricks over the years. Her signature look is very sexy and classic with simple smoky eyes, glossy skin and nude lips. She often frames her eyes with thick false eyelashes and mascara and defines them with eyeliner.
“And to help make her eyes even more striking Cheryl has her eyebrows perfectly groomed and arched. They make her look alert, bright-eyed and always interested.
“Cheryl has also had fantastic cosmetic dentistry so she’s got the ultimate Hollywood smile. Her teeth weren’t perfect when she first appeared on the scene with Girls Aloud, but now they’re stunningly white and straight.
“Occasionally, Cheryl moves away from the usual nude lips and wears amazing bright-red or pink lipstick. She’s got such a great olive skin tone she can get away with colour and gets it right by toning down her eyes.
“Unlike her bandmate Nicola Roberts who embraces her pale skin, Cheryl makes the most of fake tan in a really subtle way. She doesn’t go all out like some other WAGs but just uses it for a nice natural glow.
“When she wears her trademark short dresses she combines tan perfectly with a body gloss to make her legs look longer and even more amazing.”
Nov 22: This fuchsia mini by Jean Paul Braganza was one of Cheryl’s more demure outfits. It fitted her like a glove, showing off her pretty figure.
Dec 6: Cheryl really went for it in this dramatic black and gold shimmery gown. It initially looked like her usual sexy style, but it has a flowing train at the back.
Oct 17: This amazing reddisc dress by Atelier Versace caused a stir. It was made exclusively for Cheryl and it emphasised her tiny waist.
Nov 21: One of our favourite looks was this quirky orange dress by Giles Deacon. Cheryl wore it with a little bow in her hair and shoe boots.
Oct 31: Her most controversial outfit. Designed by newcomer David Koma critics slated it, but we admire Cheryl for trying something cutting edge.
Nov 15: This corset dress by Richard Nicoll is ahead of the game. “Underwear as outerwear” is going to be massive next season.
Posted December 2, 2009on:
Photoshopping, airbrushing and now, hair that’s not really there. The beauty industry’s newest smoke-and-mirrors mini-scandal focuses on a TV ad in the UK for L’Oreal Elvive Full Restore 5 hair care line.
In the ad, singer Cheryl Cole praises the product line (not available in the U.S.) for making her tresses “full of life, replenished with healthy shine.” But the locks shown in the ad aren’t actually Cole’s at all, but hair extensions.
Cole has been wearing extensions for several years and not trying to hide her hair enhancements, The London Times says. But viewers of this new hair care ad are angry, according to the Web site Stylelist.
L’Oreal’s position is that what they’re doing is completely lawful, according to Stylelist. At one point, a message that says “styled with some natural hair extensions” appears momentarily on the screen. One blink and you might miss it.
Digitally enhanced beauty ads and editorial content have raised consumer ire in the past. Rimmel got into hot water several years ago when Kate Moss’ eyelashes were digitally enhanced for a mascara ad, reports Stylelist. And Self Magazine recently Photoshopped a cover picture of Kelly Clarkson to make her look slimmer, igniting a firestorm of complaints.
Some may say that the ugly truth about the beauty industry is that it causes angst for women when they see pictures of such unrealistically perfect skin, figures and hair. But one could also argue that most viewers these days are cynical enough to know that what’s in ads isn’t really real.
No one looks that perfect all or even most of the time, not even A-listers or supermodels.
Posted December 1, 2009on:
As a promotional pin-up for shampoo, Cheryl Cole has to keep her hair in tip top condition.
And judging by the number of hairsprays and products in her dressing room, it is no wonder that her ‘do is always perfect.
The Fight For This Love singer posed backstage at the X Factor after her single went to number one in the charts.
But the sheer volume of beauty products behind her caught the beady eyes of fans on Twitter.
One, who calls herself ‘CharlotteTheJew’, wrote: ‘Look at all the make-up and hair products in the bathroom.’
The bottles indicate that the singer is using premium products from brands such as L’Oreal, Bumble and Bumble and Tigi.
Last week, the X Factor judge was criticised for ‘misleading’ fans over her L’Oreal hair product adverts, where she claims the Elvive 5 Restore range has given her back her hair ‘mojo’.
But viewers have reacted angrily after it was revealed she has hair extensions to give her hair volume and bounce.
Cheryl uses acrylic fibre hair extensions by celebrity hairdresser Julien Guyonnet and has new extensions every three months, with a tidy up every six weeks.
Her personal stylist Lisa Laudat blow-dries her hair for the X Factor performances and is believed to earn £40,000 a year to look after the singer.
She also receives plenty of make-up and skin products from L’Oreal every month, which would cost up to £500 on the high street.
L’Oreal has come under fire for their campaign featuring Cheryl Cole. With her hair looking fantastic in the adverts, Cheryl claims that the products make her hair “feel stronger, full of life, replenished with a healthy shine.”
However before you run out to buy L’Oreal shampoo and conditioner so you can look like Cheryl, take a look at the quick message which flashes for less than two seconds that says her hair is “styled with some natural extensions.” In corresponding magazine ads, the extensions are referenced in 2mm high font.
What makes the situation worse is that Cheryl Cole’s hair stylist has hinted that the hair extensions were actually synthetic and not real hair!!!
The Advertising Standards Authority in the UK told the Times they have rejected complaints about the ad since the information about Cole’s extensions was “clear and legible.”
A spokesperson for L’Oréal said, “Cheryl has worn hair extensions for some time. They are part of her look and are cared for in the same way as normal hair.”
Meanwhile, a representative for Cole is defending the brand as well. “L’Oréal are within their rights and the ads are not breaking any rules. We would never comment on what type of hair extensions Cheryl is using because these are quite personal questions.”
She favoured tight braids during the early stages of her Girls Aloud career and now Cheryl Cole has rediscovered the look.
The X Factor judge left rehearsals last night sporting two cornrows down one side of her head with the rest of her mane pined back into a loose bun.
Dressed in gradual fade jeans, a grey blazer and the same colour shoe-boots, she stopped to sign autographs for fans as she headed home for the evening.
She was joined by a black puppy – she has famously admitted she trusts her canine companions more than husband Ashley – which she escorted out in a fluffy bag.
Cheryl’s hair has almost taken on a life of it’s on in recent weeks.
Her famous dark mane secured her a lucrative deal with L’Oreal, but the advertisements went on to attract a fierce backlash.
In the campaign for Elvive Full Restore 5, a shampoo and conditioner range, she credits the products with making her hair ‘full of life’.
But it received complaints it was ‘misleading’ because it makes little reference to her £1,000 hair extensions.
This week she swapped those famous tumbling brunette curls for a bold suicide blonde wig in the new video for her upcoming single, 3 Words.
Of course, the 26-year-old is concerned with more than just her hairstyle today – she is preparing to cheer on her X Factor proteges Lloyd Daniels and JoeMcElderry tonight as they take on Elton John and Take That.
Joe, who received a standing ovation last week by all four judges, is set to perform Elton’s Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word and Take That’s Could It Be Magic.
Lloyd will sing I’m Still Standing, appropriately enough, and A Million Love Songs.
Joe is the 13/8 favourite to scoop the £1 million recording deal while Lloyd is widely expected to be eliminated on Sunday night.
He been an ‘emotional wreck’ this week, according to producers, and has been comforted by his mentor after threatening to quit.
Posted November 27, 2009on:
Dark Rapunzel locks are her trademark and thanks to a lucrative L’Oreal deal, her bread and butter too.
But Cheryl Cole has swapped those famous tumbling brunette curls for a bold suicide blonde wig in the new video for her upcoming single, 3 Words.
The look, which appears to be inspired by fashion forward pop star Lady GaGa, marks a rare case of experimentation for the X Factor judge, who has had the same hairstyle for a number of years.
She also swaps her bronzed tan for alabaster skin, smokey eyes and pale lipstick.
Cheryl teams up with Black Eyed Peas rapper Will.I.Am in the clip for her atmospheric love song, which is the title track from her chart-topping album.
Throughout, she shows off other ‘dos, including a blunt long bob.
Of course, it follows controversy over her national advertising campaign for Elvive Full Restore 5, a shampoo and conditioner range.
In the advertisement she credits the products with making her hair ‘full of life’ but makes little reference to her £1,000 hair extensions.
The 3 Words video itself tries – perhaps just that little bit too hard – to be edgy and features a split screen, unconventional camera angles and modern dance.
Although the song has already charted at No. 26 on downloads alone, the track will be officially released as a single on December 21 – meaning Cheryl could have the first number one of 2010.
3 Words tells the story of a couple who socialise separately and are both approached by members of the opposite sex.
The singers go on to declare each other is ‘the love of my life’ and ‘through the ups and the downs… never let go,’ which will no doubt be interpreted by fans as an insight into Cheryl’s marriage to footballer Ashley Cole.
Cheryl, 26, recorded five tracks with the Black Eyed Peas star in Los Angeles over the summer for the album, which reached number one in the UK charts when it was released last month.
The first single Fight For This Love, which was also released in October, also went straight to the top of the singles chart.