Tulisa Contostavlos is working extra hard on her appearance and solo album in a bid to impress X Factor boss Simon Cowell, it has been claimed.
Sources say the N-Dubz star is "throwing everything" at her debut solo record in the hope that it'll ensure her place on the X Factor panel this year.
Tulisa, who has spent the last month finishing the LP in LA, is also following a stringent exercise regime to keep her in shape.
"Tulisa is not the type of person to feel sorry for herself," an insider tells Reveal magazine this week. "She's a fighter; not a whinger: She knows it's all about having a massive solo hit, and she's throwing everything into her record."
The source continued: "[She]'s taking more care of her appearance. That includes a gruelling exercise regime and making sure she looks a million dollars before she steps out of the door."
And with Simon already having axed three stars on the US show, the pressure is on to impress the boss!
"Tulia's working extra hard to win Simon over," the source adds.
Will it be enough? Time will tell...