Katherine Jenkins: The blonde bombshell of British popera takes on the world

(Daily Mail: finest source of pop tart news)

As she sets her sights on the world stage, the golden girl of British classical music and self-confessed ‘diva’ Katherine Jenkins tells it like it is – and says she’ll never let the critics hold her back.

Katherine wears a lot of Victoria Beckham, Dolce & Gabbana and Alexander McQueen, but mixes her designer dresses with high-street buys from French Connection, Topshop and Reiss. Then it’s Marks & Spencer for essentials, such as vest tops, and to finish, a pair of fancy heels by McQueen, Louis Vuitton or Jimmy Choo: ‘As long as you’ve got a good shoe, you’re set!’

Posh frocks are all very well, but what if we popped round to her North London home to borrow some sugar? ‘You’d probably find me in a pair of Victoria’s Secret pyjamas and a fleece, no make-up and hair tied back. It’s lovely to be dolled up and do all the glam stuff for photo shoots like this – and I do love this 50s look – but it’s also nice to be natural at home.’

Her skincare routine involves using La Prairie Cellular Energizing Mask whenever she gets off a plane, as well as Eve Lom cleanser and regular Intraceuticals oxygen facials. Sounds a little Michael Jackson, Katherine …

‘It’s a machine that pumps oxygen and vitamins into the skin – apparently Madonna has one, too. It’s not a surgical thing; it’s very natural, but it’s good for keeping the skin healthy.’

Running is Katherine’s health kick: ‘When I’m travelling I can’t rely on a gym or a trainer or a yoga class. But I can run wherever I am in the world and hopefully see a bit of the city.’

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