Cheryl Cole admits a compliment from a woman is worth so much more than from a man because they feel more ''genuine''.
Cheryl Cole has admitted she prefers it when women compliment her rather than men.
The former Girls Aloud singer insists she's more likely to listen to a female's judgment on her looks because she believes they're ''more genuine''.
Speaking to the Sunday Mirror newspaper, she said: ''I find compliments from woman are far more genuine than from men. If a guy says, 'You look hot', that doesn't do it for me. I much prefer a woman to say it.''
Meanwhile, the 30-year-old star insists she feels more comfortable showing off the ''real'' her now that she's reached the third decade of her life.
She explained: ''I'm 30 now and I look totally different to how I looked when I was 20, and that's a good thing. I actually wear far less make-up now. When I was younger I was wanting to feel like a woman. Now I'm in my 30s, I know that comes from inside, not something on the surface. Now I think, 'This is the real me. This is how I look.' ''
Cheryl previously admitted that, although she loved her 20s, she's glad she's reached a point in her life where she can finally start to relax and enjoy life.
She said: ''[Turning 30] always felt like a sigh of relief. I'm glad to put my 20s behind me. They were amazing - don't get me wrong - and I've crammed so much in, but I'm like, 'Relax.'
''I'm a woman. I can just breathe now and not worry about life any more. The good, the bad and the ugly ... it's all character-building and makes the woman you are.''