Gabriella Cilmi sexy by choice

LOS ANGELES: Gabriella Cilmi claims the sexy change to her image is down to personal choice and not because she's felt pressure to conform from her record label.

Gabriella Cilmi claims her sexy image change is down to personal choice.

The Australian singer - who posed in the video for her new single 'Woman on a Mission' in a number of revealing outfits all with the theme of outer space - says she changed her style in order to "celebrate" her best assets while still having fun.

She said: "I guess there is pressure for chicks to look a certain way, but I've never done anything I'm not comfortable with. I guess I've changed to celebrate my body."

The 18-year-old singer claimed the perfect pop star is someone who writes their own songs and steps into character to "become larger than life," which is why underwent a radical transformation to be a sexy dancer in the promotional video for 'Woman on a Mission'.

She said: "I wanted to have a superhero theme. It is aggressive but it's really fun to play live, it has a lot of energy. It's kind of weird because I've never done a dance routine in my life but I'm up for it. I'm never going to be like Beyonce Knowles, but you know...."