Injection-moulded popstar Pixie Lott has been given some lines about how she's the real deal:
"The biggest misconception about me is that I'm a manufactured pop puppet," she told The Mail On Sunday. "I'm my own creation and I march to my own beat.In fact, to prove her point, she then repeated herself while her manager drank from a glass of milk. Enough to convince anybody.
"I've been writing my own songs since I was 13 and I've accumulated hundreds of them. I've been working obsessively in the studio since my mid-teens."
The key point, obviously, isn't whether she is or isn't a construct - nearly all pop music is constructed - but if what results is worthwhile.
Let's not be cruel by carrying that point through, eh?
Pixie has more to say:
"One by one, my childhood dreams are coming true," she gushed. "As a kid I'd watch MTV and think how great it would be to have my own music videos on those shows. Now I turn on MTV and, along the bottom of the screen, it often reads, 'Coming next… Pixie Lott.' That's so strange that I can't even begin to make sense of it."Yes, it is strange if they're trailing you as coming next on MTV. I had no idea that you were Sixteen And Pregnant.