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Friday, January 07, 2011

Dude Looks Like a Lady 

Jessie J has won the BBC's Sound of 2011 poll, in as much as you can "win" any award that has previously gone to Ellie Goulding, Corinne Bailey Rae and The Bravery. And it's good to see the Beeb sticking their necks out and picking the sort of obscure artist who's been all over the radio like a surprisingly enjoyable rash, has already had a top 40 hit and who's been earning a crust writing for such struggling and unknown acts as Miley Cyrus. Still, it's hard to argue with their choice - even if we're having a damned good go at it - as Do It Like A Dude is all kinds of rumbly sass pop aceness, and we're fortunate here at Talent in a Previous Life as Jessie has kindly taken time out if her busy schedule to put together a guide for any lady who wants to know how she can convince people that she is of the male persuasion, so join us as we proudly present Jessie J's Guide to Doing It Like a Dude. Enjoy.

Wotcha, geezer! I'm Jessie J, although you could be forgiven for thinking I was actually James J, so convincing is my crotch grabbing, low hat wearing manly persona. I know a lot of ladies out there would like to do it like a dude too, maybe you're thinking about beginning a lucrative career as a drag king, or perhaps you just want to get paid the same as a male colleague doing the same job, what with it being the 21st century and all that. No matter what your reasons are, whether they're kinky or simply an elaborate, unconvincing cover story to cover up the kinkiness of your ambitions, I'm here to help, so here are a few tips and tricks that will make you as convincing a representation of masculinity as Finn from Glee. Which reminds me...:-