British singer CHERYL COLE credits the other members of Girls Aloud with helping her become such a charismatic woman.
The star, who is part of the judging panel on Britain's TV talent show The X Factor, formed the girl band with Nadine Coyle, Kimberley Walsh, Nicola Roberts and Sarah Harding after they won 2002's Popstars: The Rivals TV show in the U.K.
And Cole is sure her close bond with the other girls is why she has turned out the way she has.
She says, "I was talking to Kimberley (Walsh) the other day about how our friendships have changed since the early days.
"We've become who we are because of each other. Definitely, 100 per cent. Each of us brings something out in every one of the others.
"We were so young when we started - Nicola and Nadine were 17. We've gone from teenagers to young women and those years are so vital for growing and learning. As we've been together during that time, we've influenced each others' characters."