Beyonce inspired Kimberley Walsh

Updated: Aug 14, 2011, 10:19 AM IST

London: Kimberley Walsh learned to love her curvy frame after being inspired by Beyonce Knowles.

The "Girls Aloud" singer used to hate her body shape but when she saw how "halo` singer carried herself in clothes that flattered her shape, Walsh learnt to love her body, reports a website.

"I grew up thinking Kate Moss was the perfect woman but that was a totally unachievable body shape for me. It was never ever going to happen. Can you imagine me in a pair of skinny jeans?," she said.

"Then along came Beyonce. We were exactly the same age and she looked amazing, so I started to dress like her and suddenly my shape made sense. I`d think: `Oh, yes. Beyonce`s wearing a figure-hugging dress and drawing attention to her tiny waist, so I`d buy a new dress and a large belt, go out and pretend to be Beyonce`. She was a great alter ego for me," she added.