Girls Aloud star talks to Zest in her new role as ambassador for PUMA TrainLite trainers
She's the curviest member of Girls Aloud, and admits her body is what many of us would call 'normal', unlike some of her skinnier bandmates.
But pop star Kimberley Walsh was nicknamed 'duck bum' in her younger days.
In an interview for the September issue of Zest magazine (on sale now), the 29-year-old admits, 'When I was at dance classes in Bradford, my teacher would always shout, "Pull in your bum, Kimberley!"
'And I'd say, "I'm trying - it just won't go in!"
'It's been sticking out since I was two. I had the biggest bum out of about 50 girls in my class.'
But thankfully Kimberley never took comments about her body to heart, looking instead to Beyonce for inspiration.
'We were exactly the same age and she looked amazing, so I started to dress like her and suddenly my shape made sense,' Kimberley says.
'I'd think: "Oh, yes. Beyoncé's wearing a figure-hugging dress and drawing attention to her tiny waist", so I'd buy a new dress and a large belt, go out and pretend to be Beyoncé. She was a great alter ego for me.'
Kimberley, who is the ambassador for PUMA TrainLite trainers, tells how she used to work out with other members of Girls Aloud.
'Some days, we'd all work out together. It was very amusing,' she remembers. 'Nadine can't run at all. Her legs are so thin, all she does is say: "It hurts. It hurts to run".'
But she maintains that while she has confidence in it, her figure is nothing special.
She adds, 'I hate the word "normal" but that's what I am.'
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