Susan Boyle: "I'm Happy the Way I Am - Short and Plump"

Entertainment Apr. 20, 2009 AT 2:33PM
Susan Boyle Susan Boyle on "Britain's Got Talent" in April 2009. Credit: Ken McKay/Rex USA

Susan Boyle doesn't care what you think about the way she looks. "Maybe I'll consider a makeover later on," she told the London Times on Saturday. "For now I'm happy the way I am — short and plump. I would not go in for Botox or anything like that. I'm content with the way I look. What's wrong with looking like Susan Boyle? What's the matter with that?"

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She said she's been "very taken aback especially by all the American people who have been kind enough to say nice things about me. I didn't expect that. People have been very kind." (She had "no comment" when asked if a record deal was in the works.)

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As for her sudden fame -- more than 20 million people have watched her "I Dreamed a Dream" performance -- Boyle, 48, admitted, "I've got a lot to learn about a lot of things. This is all very new to me. I went to bed one night, just me, and woke up in the morning to a group of about 30 children outside chanting my name. Then I came home from my brother's, and it was like the paparazzi were all in the street."

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Although she is favored to win Britain's Got Talent, Boyle said, "I'm taking baby steps at the moment. I'm just an ordinary person trying to make it as a professional singer. I really don't want to change all that much." As for her claims that she's never been kissed? "Oh, I was just joking around," she said. "It was just banter and it has been blown way out of proportion. I was about to go on stage and I was very nervous." "All I want to say is that I am single at the moment, but I keep waiting," she said. "I am not on the hunt. I am happy as I am." With a laugh, she added, "It's all very embarrassing. What else can I say? It's personal."

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