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Allen wants to look like Moss

Lily Allen thinks there is still pressure on girls to "sit there and look pretty".

The British pop singer is known for being outspoken and her comeback song Hard Out Here features feminist lyrics, critiquing the importance that is placed on women's looks.

While she's open about her views on the pressure girls feel, the 28-year-old is also honest about not always being happy in her own skin.

"Of course I'd rather look like Kate Moss than look like myself," she admitted to the latest edition of UK ELLE magazine.

"I wish I didn't feel like that, and I think the reason we feel like that is because of the imagery we're fed all the time. Women are still expected, in some weird way, to kind of. sit there and look pretty. And not talk."

The mother-of-two looks great on the cover of the magazine, sporting a choppy retro bob.

She crosses her arms wearing a white sweater with a colourful print as she throws the camera a no-nonsense look.

Lily might aspire to look more like a supermodel, but in the past she's admitted there's no healthy way to stay that slim.

"I hang out with models, the biggest pop stars, and you know, really and honestly, I hate saying this, but none of them are achieving those body shapes by being healthy," she previously told British ELLE. "They aren't going to the gym two hours a day. They're not eating or they're taking [drug] speed not to eat. In America everyone abuses that Adderall stuff and people aren't normal. You can't have a normal conversation with those people."

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