Lauren Alaina encourages aspiring young singers to find 'your own identity'

Check out her new album, 'Sitting Pretty On Top Of The World,' available now
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Lauren Alaina has transformed from a teen tomboy to a wide-eyed woman Sitting Pretty On Top Of The World with her new album, available now.

While the 26-year-old American Idol Alum still takes pride in her hands-on approach to life, she admits she’s come a long way from the gym-shorts-wearing youth she used to be.

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“My brother is 18 months older than me, so I grew up just wanting to do everything he did,” Lauren told Audacy’s Rob + Holly. “My mom tells the funniest stories about when I was little, she tried to put bows in my hair and make me dress up.”

She continued, “I was the girl that took a change of clothes to school and changed when I got there,” Lauren revealed, saying she would slip on gym shorts and sweats. “I went through a phase where I wanted to play football, I wanted to wrestle, then I wanted to be a boxer. I got shut down on all of those and landed on singing.”

Now, a star who makes regular television and red carpet appearances, Lauren says she is more in touch with her feminine side, and has even channeled it in her new music included on her latest album, Sitting Pretty On Top Of The World. 

“It was really important to me to put this album out because Road Less Traveled [2017] changed my life and that album was really about… becoming a woman,” Lauren revealed. “I was going from a teenage girl that everybody saw on TV [on American Idol] t