Tulisa Contostavlos has claimed she is a positive role model for urban youths.
Despite finding herself at the centre of a sex tape scandal, the X Factor judge insists that she has gone from strength to strength and is now determined to distance herself from her wild past.
During a photoshoot with Look magazine, which sees her trade in her tracksuit for ballgown, the 24-year-old singer declares: "I'm an inspiration for broken Britain."
Posing for the fashion weekly in chic, vintage Hollywood attire which included a floor-length black sequin dress with a thigh-high split, she said: "People say: 'Oh my God, you're a role model now.' Why am I a role model? Because I've been myself.
"People are underestimating the kids of today - they're not stupid. I'm not inspiration for upper-class kids whose parents don't want them listening to an Eminem album. I'm an inspiration for broken Britain'."
The former N-Dubz star has also addressed her profanity-filled outburst at this year's Wireless Festival, where she was pictured sticking her middle finger up at sex tape ex Justin Edwards.
"I wouldn't take it back for a second," she said. "Before I went on stage, I could hear the crowd booing. I had to put on an attitude that said: "F*** every person in that crowd. I'm going to perform and you're going to listen, like it or not"."