LISA SNOWDON felt pressure to look skinny at the start of her modelling career.

The 41-year-old model-turned-presenter rose to fame when she was scouted in a London club aged 19, but struggled to fit the waif-like trend popularised by models like Kate Moss and eventually realised she suited a more womanly figure.

She told Britain's OK! magazine: ''When I started out modelling, that was the trickiest - I had puppy fat and, during that time, we were still in the midst of the waif movement where everyone was really thin. I wasn't that girl - I've never been that girl.

''I saw that there was pressure but I realised that no amount of dieting was going to get rid of my boobs, so I quickly sussed out that being too thin wasn't for me. So I came back to London and waited for that trend to pass.''''

The Capital FM radio presenter doesn't have an ideal weight and says feeling good is all about confidence and not depriving yourself of your favourite foods.

Lisa said: ''As long as I feel good and I fit into the clothes and the size I want, then I'm genuinely happy. I don't diet as such, but I am sensible. I love my food so I'm going to splurge every now and then. I don't want to be too thin because if you starve yourself your arse looks great but your face suffers. ''