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Birthday girl Cheryl Cole's best style moments from the past year
Pop princess Cheryl Cole has turned 30, something she is feeling very positive about.
"I knew this was going to happen because I always used to look up to women in their 30s and think, 'This is when women are at their most beautiful, their most sexy, and their most confident'," she said in a recent interview.
"That's what I was aspiring to be and now I'm here too. I feel like, 'Cool, I can relax now'."
It's also been quite the year for her, having found love with American backing dancer Tre Holloway and embarked on a reunion tour with Girls Aloud.
To celebrate her milestone birthday, HELLO! Online has compiled her best fashion moments from the past year.
Cheryl also revealed that she feels "empowered" now that she's turning 30.
"I'm turning 30 in June," she said. "I was like I've had an incredible decade in this industry, with the highs and the lows; 30 is a very empowering age for me. I feel the best I've ever felt."
Speaking to Richard Arnold on Daybreak, the singer laughed off speculation she would ever release a fitness DVD: "No, I look awful when I’m working out. The frizzy hair, the red face - it's not a pretty site. It's not something you'd want on a big TV screen, trust me."
Last month, Girls Aloud announced they would be going their separate ways following their successful Ten-Hits anniversary tour, which celebrated their time together.
"I cherish the last tour because it was special, it was the end of an era. Only the five of us know how it felt to be in that group," she said.
"Let's go out on a high and be remembered for the incredible pop music we made together."
After the demands of the tour, Cheryl has revealed she plans to take a well- deserved break.
"It's exciting to have no plans for once." she said. "I got a little way in with the third album then put it to one side to concentrate on the girls, so I don't know. I had a third single planned, but now it feels like it was part of 'then', so I don't know."