X Factor's Chloe-Jasmine Whichello: "I'm not from a rich background"

Published Wednesday, Oct 1 2014, 17:52 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
X Factor contestant Chloe-Jasmine Whichello has already been dubbed as the "posh" one on the show, but a 2006 video that shows Chloe auditioning with very different accent, proves that she isn't the rich girl like viewers think.

And now Chloe has spoken out about her upbringing, explaining: " My parents worked really hard to send me to private school."

Chloe Jasmine at judge's house, X Factor 2014

© ITV / Syco / Thames TV

She added: "They're not from rich backgounds; my father grew up on a council estate in Romford, Essex, and my mother was the first woman in her entire family to go to university because nobody else could afford it.

"They've really drummed it into me that I need to work really hard if I want to make a living, because nobody's going to help you out in life."

And the 24-year-old has done just that, as she's already a successful fashion model and even appeared on the reality show The Face in 2013. Chloe was also offered a part in hit show Game of Thrones, but turned it down in order to compete in The X Factor instead.

Despite her determination, the London lass is not as competitive as it appears and she said: "Competition, for me, destroys art. Why think of it as a competition? Why not think of it as six talented, individual, amazing artists with amazing voices, different in style?"

Chloe endured a lot of drama in the six-chair challenge Boot Camp auditions, where she was originally given a seat but then lost it to fellow hopeful, Chloe Gorman.

Things then got even more tense when Simon Cowell told Cheryl Fernandez-Versini she had made a mistake, resulting in Chloe-Jasmine eventually bagging a seat from Orla Keogh.

Talking about being brought back on to stage, she said: "I felt really out of place. There was all this booing and controversy. There were six girls there and they all looked really happy and they all thought they were safe, and Cheryl was swapping me with one of them. I felt like the world's most horrible person then."

Who is your favourite X Factor 2014 judge so far? Answer in our poll!
Simon Cowell: The original and the best25.05%
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini: Glad to have her back36.66%
Mel B: She's a breath of fresh air29.82%
Louis Walsh: Familiarity is comforting8.47%

Reveal is now on Google Plus! Join us here for the latest pictures, fashion and celebrity news!