Sharon Osbourne's 'fat' fame

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 August 2009
Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne's 'fat' fame

Sharon Osbourne credits her success to the fact she is ''short, fat and hairy'', saying it pushed her to work harder and make her career a triumph

Sharon Osbourne believes she is successful because she is "short, fat and hairy".

The TV star - who began her career as a rock manager - worked a lot harder to have a thriving career because of her imperfections.

Sharon - who has undergone multiple cosmetic procedures to improve her looks - told Psychologies magazine: "My achievements are down to my looks, or lack of them. I'm not putting myself down, that's the truth.

"Being short, fat and hairy means you have to develop a brain and personality and be fun and smart and learn to get on with people and make deals."

Sharon - who was involved in the music business from a young age through her father, legendary rock manager Don Arden - managed her husband Ozzy Osbourne for more than 20 years before turning herself and her family into a TV success, by agreeing to appear on MTV reality series 'The Osbournes'.

Sharon, 56, insists it was even harder forging a successful career in the music world because of her plain appearance.

She added: "In the music business in the 70s, girls were beautiful. You were a performer, or you could be a girlfriend or groupie, but you still had to look good. I didn't have the face or the body that opens doors.

"I didn't have any talent, either, and I left school with barely a single qualification. If I'd been pretty my life would probably have been very different. Not being beautiful was an education."

After 'The Osbournes', Sharon went on to become a popular judge on British TV talent show 'The X Factor' from 2004 to 2007 and since then has been a member of the judging panel on US programme 'America's Got Talent'.

She has written two autobiographies and is now writing her first novel, entitled 'Revenge'.

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