Pussycat Dolls stunner MELODY THORNTON has hinted she'll be the first to quit the sexy group after confessing her first bandmates initially hated her and she was far from happy when she wasn't chosen to front the band. The DON'T CHA singer insists the girls' happy family image isn't exactly what it seems, and she is only interested in using the group as a stepping stone to become the next Mariah Carey. Thornton tells Blender magazine, "When I first met all of the girls, some of them - not the girls who are in the group now - were not as welcoming. "I was like, 'What? I'm a kid. Leave me alone." The sexy singer admits she has big solo plans: "I'm biding my time... We all see this as a springboard for something else. "Some girls have said, 'It's my dream to be in a pop group,'and I'm like, 'OK, because I want to be Mariah Carey.'"