Cheryl Ann Cole (aka Tweedy, born June 30, 1983) is a British singer and member of the band Girls Aloud. As part of Girls Aloud and as a featuring artist, Cole has had 21 UK Top Ten singles. Cole was voted "World's Sexiest Woman 2009" by the readers of men's magazine FHM. Cole has become a recognised and photographed style icon; referred to as a fashionista by the press. She has been photographed for the covers of British Vogue, Elle and Harper's Bazaar, while also becoming the new face of cosmetic company L'Oréal. Cole was married to England footballer Ashley Cole from July 2006 until September 2010, when she divorced him following the announcement of their separation earlier that year. Cole became a judge on The X Factor in 2008, becoming the winning judge twice out of the three series she judged. In 2011, Cole left the UK version of The X Factor to judge the American version. However, Cole was sacked from the show. Cole's net worth was estimated at £15 million in April 2012.
Cheryl was working as a waitress when she entered the UK talent search show Popstars: The Rivals - similar to American Idol. She was so popular among the crowd that she was the first to be picked for the group. She has co-written three hits for the group including; "Big Brother", "History" and "Crazy Fool".
Cheryl is good friends with Victoria Beckham, who introduced her to her now ex-husband, football (soccer) player Ashley Cole.
Cheryl Cole though about having a tattoo removed because it doesn't fit her image. The Girls Aloud singer was reportedly planning to undergo painful laser surgery to have the Treble Clef and barb wire design around her thigh removed. A source said: "Cheryl feels like she has outgrown the tattoo and is worried it no longer fits with her image."
Along with her leg tattoo she has a Polynesian Maori piece on her hand, a tribal butterfly on her lower back (now covered by large flowered tattoo) and an unknown piece on her bum.
"I absolutely love my tattoos" - Cheryl Cole