Kerry Katona credits curvy figure for pop career

Singer Kerry Katona, who joined the girl band Atomic Kitten in 1998, feels that it was her curvaceous figure that helped her make a mark.

"I started my career as a topless model -- that's how I got in Atomic Kitten," Katona said according to a report in femalefirst.co.uk.

"I was a size six waist, with 34DD chest, at age 16 -- that's when I started topless modelling. I wasn't going to be a rocket scientist, but I had great t**s," Katona told Daily Star Online.

The singer also shared that her mother was proud of her modelling past.

"My mum used to have one of my Page 3 photographs up on her living room wall," she recalled.

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