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Leona fine with 'boring' tag

Leona Lewis has said she'd rather be branded boring than harsh or brash.

The 26-year-old X Factor winner told Rollacoaster magazine: "It doesn't bother me. I'd rather be seen like that than a harsh, brash person."

She added: "If my friends said that then I'd have something to worry about!"

Leona also said she thinks she's changed a lot since winning The X Factor in 2006.

She said: "I've come a long way since then and I've grown as a performer, as a singer, everything. I was in that weird teenage-adult stage for a long time - making decisions that perhaps weren't right, but I've realised in the last couple of years that I have grown up and I know myself so much more."

Leona also spoked about the recent London riots which affected her area of Hackney.

She said: "You have to remember [Hackney] is a very poor area and they're taking away funding for youth programmes but I just think [rioting] was literally some hoodrats that jumped on the bandwagon to go a bit insane. There are actually some really lovely areas in Hackney."

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