Allen Overcomes Body 'Paranoia'
LILY ALLEN has given up her quest for the perfect body after accepting she'll never be as slim as fellow U.K. singer CHERYL COLE.
The pop star has long struggled with her body image, and once even told fans she was considering having drastic gastric bypass surgery to lose weight.
But the 24 year old is now able to look in the mirror and smile - because she's stopped trying in vain to look like other thin celebrities.
She tells Britain's Grazia magazine, "I'm just over the whole body thing. I honestly don't care any more. I'll never be teeny tiny like Cheryl Cole or Dannii Minogue, but I've stopped comparing myself.
"Put me next to the average British woman and I'm fine... I've still got a big bum and thighs, but they're the parts of my body my boyfriend is always grabbing. I've lost that obsession and paranoia, thank God."