The 5-minute Interview: Mica Paris, Singer

'Don't be afraid if you don't make money'
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Mica Paris, 38, was 19 when she released her debut album, 'So Good'. She hosts Radio 2's Soul Sessions and BBC1's 'What Not To Wear'. Her book, 'Beautiful Within', is out now.

A phrase I use too often ...

"Do you know what I mean?" and "whatever".

I wish people would take more notice of ...

Tolerance. Everybody always wants to be right.

A common misperception of me is ...

People think I'm difficult because I'm a singer – they assume I'm a diva.

I am not a politician but if I were ...

I would get rid of council tax and the congestion charge.

I'm good at ...

Making people feel good about themselves.

I'm very bad at ...

Tolerating people who treat others like crap.

In weak moments I ...

Go for a run.

You know me as a singer but in truer life I'd have been ...

A news reporter like Christine Amanpour.

My philosophy is ...

Always follow your passion, and don't be afraid if you don't make money.

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