Cheryl Cole`s mother is her biggest role model
The 26-year-old pop star insists her mother Joan Callaghan inspired her to be a better person because she has such a positive outlook on life.
Cheryl - who moved Joan into her marital home while she was still living with her now estranged husband Ashley Cole - said: My mum`s a great person. When I was growing up, she was never somebody who commented on other women. You know you hear women commenting on other women in a mean way? My mother was never like that. Everybody is lovely in her eyes."
The Girls Aloud singer accepts she is now a role model to thousands of women, but it is something she is comfortable with and proud of.
She added in an interview with Style magazine: "If you could just give me one word to be, `inspirational` would be the one. I want to inspire women to make the best of themselves. Like, one woman, said to me, `I`ve got you on my fridge door to inspire me to go to the gym,` and I felt like that about Britney Spears when she did `I`m a Slave 4 You`. So to think that I can be inspiring someone like that - or in any kind of way - is great."