Girls Aloud singer, Cherly Cole, wants to win over America with her music, but fears her weight will be the subject of chatter rather than her talents, according to new reports.
A friend tells NOW magazine Cheryl is stressed about the big move and the media presence. "She knows how harsh US audiences and tabloids can be, so she wants to get it right."
She's said to be on a diet to lose nine pounds before the move.
"She's seen what happened to Britney Spears with all the scrutiny over her weight and personal life and Cheryl's determined to keep her private life private and focus on work."
Can't avoid the inevitable; just pay no mind to the negativity, get thicker skin and a strong mind and tabloid, blog or gossip will ever conquer you!