Future role models Little Mix
This article is from 2011.
'X Factor' winners Little Mix want to be role models for young girls and show them how people can make it in the music industry without backstabbing each other.
'X Factor' winners Little Mix want to become role models for young girls.
The girl group - made up of Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson and Jade Thirlwall - want their legions of fans to be able to look up to the foursome and aspire to be like them.
Jade told The Sun newspaper: "It's about time that little girls had something to look up to and be inspired by. It feels different than just being a singer.
"We believe in the Girl Power thing that the Spice Girls started - and for us that's about girls liking other girls, not picking on them and bullying. We want to stop all that bullying.
"I think we've already helped in a small way. If you look on twitter all the girls that follow us are tweeting each other. We're helping girls be girls together again."
However, Little Mix have been subjected to cruel taunts themselves, with Jesy bullied on the internet about her weight during the first few weeks of 'The X Factor', but she explained her bandmates helped get her through it.
She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "It was difficult when there were a few negative comments about me. But I have the girls and they are like my family now. For every bad comment there are a hundred nice ones."
The girls all auditioned as solo artists before being put together at boot camp and while they were initially unsure, they say it's the best thing that could have happened to them.
Leigh-Anne said: "I just can't imagine doing it on my own now. I need these girls. I think that's was what was missing and why I wasn't getting anywhere with my music."