Cheryl’s girl Cher Lloyd is her own woman

X Factor finalist Cher Lloyd insists she’s not a diva – she’s just full of ambition.

‘I want to do really well and I do get upset sometimes, because I won’t stop until I am perfect,’ she says.

‘I would say I’m passionate.’

The 17-year-old, who sang for survival on Saturday’s live show, was saved by the judges – including mentor Cheryl Cole, 27.

But though they’re constantly compared, Cher doesn’t feel she and Chezza are that much alike.

‘I think the Cheryl comparison is overstated – our styles are different,’ she tells Grazia.

‘Cheryl has a lot of faith in me and I trust her as well

‘I enjoy working with her. She picks up a lot. That’s what I need, not someone who’s going to say everything’s great.

‘She has always said that I need to look like myself, that if I don’t feel comfortable I must speak up.

‘And I agree – I’m so not a puppet.’

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