avril lavigne was my first female celebrity icon. she burst onto the scene when i was around ten years old, rocking baggy jeans, boys ties and more eyeliner than you could buy in boots. in interviews she was moody, didn't girate on television at every opportunity, and i idolised her. i wore my hair in long, straight curtains across my face, baggy jeans with a nice pink chain from tammy girl, and listened to 'let go' so many times i had to buy the CD three times.
then she married that guy from nickelback and sang a weird song about hello kitty, but you get the gist.