X Factor 2011: Sami Brookes in tears over fan mail from supporters!

Sami Brookes

X Factor 2011 hopeful has opened up about how fan mail she received brought her to tears last week. The 31-year-old told how some letters, from fans as young as 12, explained how her appearance on the show had inspired them to follow their own dreams.

Speaking at last week's X Factor press conference, Sami said: "Some people have had 'size sexy' tattooed on their arms and girls as young as 12 have sent me messages. I've been in tears reading them, it breaks my heart."

She added: "One was from a chubby girl who was too scared to go to stage school, but said I've now inspired her to sign up."

Sami also insisted she wasn't going to lose any weight for the show, saying she couldn't stop herself from eating!

The Welsh barmaid explained: "Adele has paved the way now, though. She’s a curvaceous, beautiful woman who has made such an impact on the music industry. I'm not a model, I'm a singer - and people don't have to look at me when I'm on the radio. If anything, people can identify with me.

"I can't stop eating and I am what I am. There's more going on in the world than me eating five burgers!"

Sami survived Sunday night's first live elimination, but this weekend it'll be up to the public as the contestants sing love songs to try and win our votes.

PIC: Copyright Syco/Simon Harris

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