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Vanessa White: If I wasn't a singer I'd be a boxer

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Vanessa White: If I wasn't a singer I'd be a boxer

Vanessa White would do "boxing or mixed martial arts" if she wasn't a singer.

The 26-year-old pop beauty has today (19.02.16) released her debut solo EP 'Chapter One' and is fully focused on making the transition from girl group The Saturdays to solo star.

However, she has contemplated a career in the combat sport word if music didn't work out.

Speaking to the new issue of Fiasco magazine, she said: "I've thought about this (not making music) loads and I've decided that I'd really throw myself into boxing or MMA. But really music makes me happy and that's my number one thing. What's the point if you're not happy?"

Vanessa's EP 'Chapter One contains the tracks 'Nostalgia', 'Don't Wanna Be Your Lover', 'Relationship Goals' and 'Lipstick Kisses' featuring Wretch 32.

The sexy singer admits the short collection of songs has a 90s influence, which she says is down to a love of artists like Aaliyah, Teedra Moses and JoJo, and she'd love to record a collaboration with any one of the trio.

Speaking to the publication - for which she has been styled by Krishan Parmar and shot by Elliot Morgan - she said: "I have a whole bunch of people. If I could go back it would be Aaliyah, Teedra Moses and lets add JoJo too! I'd love to bring all of these women together and a whole lot more, and just have this epic collaboration."

Vanessa acknowledges that it took her a while to find her own sound for the mini-album, but once she went back to her musical roots the songs started flowing.

She explained: "It took a long time to find the sound and what was working, but honestly it just came back to what I grew up listening to and what I fell in love with the most - Ashanti, Aaliyah, JoJo. I was obsessed with that genre, and when I say obsessed I was that annoying kid at school, constantly singing with their CD Walkman. So anything from that time, the 90s I guess, seems to sit really well with me and my work."

Vanessa has been busy in the studio working on material for her forthcoming debut solo album and is set to perform at Cargo in London on March 16.