Katherine Jenkins quote

"I've only ever wanted to be a singer; I never wanted to be famous."

Katherine Jenkins

Born: June 29, 1980

Occupation: Singer

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From as young as I can remember, I always wanted to be a singer... My mum taught me 'Going Down the Garden to Eat Worms' for a competition when I was about 4.

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You learn your lessons from the mistakes you make, not the things you achieve.

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If you love somebody, you love them. My parents had a 25-year age gap between them and my mum was the breadwinner, my dad the house husband. I'm a strong believer that a good relationship can work, whatever...

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I'm over the moon to be involved in the 'Doctor Who' Christmas special. I can't quite believe it as it's a part of the family tradition at the Jenkins household. I heard the news that I got the role on...

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I would absolutely, definitely never sell my wedding pictures to a magazine. I'd like it to be a special day, not a photo shoot. And once you've done that, your marriage becomes everybody else's business.

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Children should be able to live a life free from bullying and harassment and it is time that we all took a stand against this.

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I have such happy memories of performing in a choir and I don't think I'd have got where I am today without all that experience. So my advice to young singers is to either join your school or church's...

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When I dance, I forget everything else and just feel completely happy.

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Beatbullying's 'The Big March 2012' is such a brilliant campaign and I am very proud to be a part of it. I have been a victim of cyber bullying myself and I know firsthand just how hurtful it can be. People...

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I'm a Cancerian, the typical crab with the tough outer shell and the soft bit in the middle. I don't think I'll ever come to terms with people being unnecessarily nasty, but I can take it if someone doesn't...

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My idol was Marilyn Monroe, who was a size 16, I think, and curvy in all the right places. I will never be stick thin. I remember a shoot where I had to get into these tiny hot pants, and I thought, 'God,...

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Everything in my career is my decision - every picture, every outfit. You get one chance at this, and I never saw myself as being a puppet.

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People perceive opera and classical as elitist - I disagree. I've always tried to mix the two, make it more accessible.

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Being a question on 'The Weakest Link,' that was quite a moment.

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Confidence is one of the sexiest things.

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For stage wear and gowns, Julien McDonald, who is a friend of mine. I love that he can be totally over the top for stage wear!

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I always choose songs that I have an emotional connection to, and I often feel myself getting very emotional when I sing.

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I am a perfectionist.

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I love coming back to Neath - this is home and always will be.

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I really see myself as a homegirl. Wales is my first home. London is my second home - I've been there 14 years now.

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I sing a mixture of everything from opera, folk music, Broadway. It's a mix of things.

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I want to have kids. I want to get married. That is still very important to me.

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I was such a geek in school.

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I'd love to play Carmen - it's the perfect mezzo role.

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I'm not naturally a person that wants to exercise, but I find running is something I can do wherever I am in the world.

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I've only ever wanted to be a singer; I never wanted to be famous.

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If my mum thinks I'm acting like a diva she'll soon tell me off... She'll cut me down to size!

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In Heaven, I believe my dad is somewhere doing something nice. I feel I've been too lucky to travel this far without somebody guiding me.

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Marilyn Monroe was supposedly a size 16, which is probably why I love her style; it suits me better.

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At the weekend, one of the paparazzi left their lunch box filled with half-eaten pasta salad on my doorstep: it was like a little warning, you know? 'We have been here.'

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I am fussy, about my diet and straining my voice. I know, sounds a bit over the top. But I'm not as bad as I used to be. These days I don't drink alcohol for five days before a show - very dehydrating...

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I can't leave the studio until everything is as it should be. And I can't put a record out unless I am completely happy with it. I never want to be at a signing and hear my album playing and think, 'Oh...

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I did once shatter a chandelier. I was singing with my college choir in Wales. I was the soloist and I hit the high note and there was this massive bang and all this glass came down from the ceiling. I'd...

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I do not understand where the idea came from that opera is only for privileged people, I am as happy singing before 70,000 people at the Millennium Stadium, as I am in front of a few hundred in a small...

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I go home and don't get treated any differently. People have known me all my life and are interested and very supportive but because they have known me forever I don't get any diva treatment. My mum still...

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I have to believe that I know what's best for me. For instance, I choose all my songs. I never record anything I don't want to record. No one tells me what concerts to do.

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I'm launching my own festival in South Wales. It's something I've wanted to do for a long time. It's going to be held at Margam Park, because I wanted the venue to be as close to my home as possible.

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I've been lucky that I've performed with a lot of the classical people I've wanted to work with so I'd like to do something that people didn't see coming. Like Madonna, or being Welsh - the Tom Jones thing....

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Yes. I do about 70 shows a year, in the past year I've been to Italy, Australia, Japan, China, just about everywhere. I do it because I love singing. The money is a bonus.

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I have heard of bloggers who don't accept awards. I accept them with open arms...why not? When we spread the love and gratitude around, we have more love and gratitude to give.

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