Jessie J Happy To Be Role Model For Fans

7 November 2011, 12:58

The 'Nobody's Perfect' singer opens up about being bullied as a child.

Jessie J has said she enjoys being a role model to her fans and has recalled being bullied herself at school.

The singer says the fact she was bullied as a teenager makes it all the more important to be a positive role model on stage.

"Being bullied means you're special," Jessie J told Cosmopolitan magazine. "And that's what I want all kids to know.

"It is important to embrace the limelight, and I know it sounds like a cliché but the kids need me not to let them down."

Jessie J added: "I feel like the role model thing has chosen me."

The 'Price Tag' singer was confirmed this weekend as the second night headliner for this year's Jingle Bell Ball, on a bill which also includes One Direction, JLS and Ed Sheeran.

She played the final date of her UK 'Heartbeat' tour last week in Brighton and described the experience as "epic" while thanking fans who had  come to see her play,

Jessie J released 'Who You Are' this week as the fifth single from her debut album of the same name.