Paloma Faith insists she doesn't understand why she has a reputation as a rebel, as she's never lived a rock and roll life.

The 27-year-old singer has made a big impression with her individual style and straight talking, but she insists she has always been focused on her music.

Paloma said: "You know, everyone calls me rebellious because of the way I look and talk, but I don't think I am.

"I prefer to call it neo-rebellious, which is about being honest and not being afraid to be outspoken.

"It's also not following some of the old paths associated with rebellion - like I've never been photographed falling out of clubs, and I've never done drugs or anything like that. It's not my way.

"And it's weird, but I'm even becoming less of an attention-seeker than I used to be!

"I think it's probably because now I'm getting a lot of attention in my work, I don't need to keep shouting from the rooftops to attract it all the time. I like to be quieter and keep myself to myself when I'm 'off duty'."

The singer and actress donated a Vivienne Westwood clutch bag to a charity auction as part of the Lil-Lets We Are Women campaign in aid of the Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust, the only UK charity dedicated to women and their families affected by the cancer and cervical abnormalities.

She said: "This gives women a platform to express themselves and raises awareness about the second most common cancer in women under 35. Hopefully it will encourage them to go for smears and be vigilant so that any symptoms can be picked up early and treated."

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