The X Factor's Stephanie Nala: "I fancy Harry Styles!"

Published Thursday, Oct 16 2014, 14:35 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
The X Factor's Stephanie Nala has revealed her secret celebrity crush - and she's keeping it within the X Factor family!

Stephanie, who is being mentored by Cheryl Fernandez-Versini in this year's show, rather fancies One Direction star Harry Styles.

Bizarrely though, she reckons he's a bit of a bad boy. Is there something you know that we don't, Steph?!

X Factor's Stephanie Nala - glam shot - 5 October 2014


We caught up with former Luminites and Britain's Got Talent star Stephanie ahead of this week's live shows...

Have you received any criticism since being on The X Factor?

I do get people on Twitter who message me directly. I get stuff like, 'Oh you were on Britain's Got Talent, you were in a band, you've had your chance, you shouldn't try again." It's obviously hard to read, because in some way I do understand, it but Britain's Got Talent is a totally different experience.

How do you find the spotlight being a soloist?

I think when you're on TV, people just automatically assume you're famous straight away. But we literally did BGT, then went back to doing normal gigs and shows. Obviously there is a lot more pressure with The X Factor and a lot more people are focusing on me specifically. It's been very odd and a bit scary.

How do you cope with the nerves of being a solo artist?

I just have to believe in myself and stop doubting myself, I think that's all that is stopping me really.

Who is your secret celebrity crush?

Harry Styles, I don't know why but I like a bad boy.

What advice has Cheryl given you?

She says I just need to be confident and not so unsure of myself. As I said before, I always need reassurance so she's nervous of me being nervous. It's just something I need to overcome mentally.

Watch Stephanie's first live performance here: