Susan Boyle: "I'm Happy the Way I Am - Short and Plump"
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 â€” 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?"
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.)
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."
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."