<p><span></span><a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=paula%20abdul&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><strong>Paula Abdul</strong></a>'s job on <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=the%20x%20factor&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><em>The X Factor</em></a> is to coach her groups of singers on things like song choice and vocals, but behind the scenes, she's focused on urging her contestants to love themselves the way they are.<br />
"It's about teaching them to be bold, daring and unique," Paula tells the new issue of Life & Style in an exclusive interview. Paula, who's been on the board of the National Eating Disorders Association for 16 years, believes her own battle with bulimia makes her the ideal person to guide the groups on X Factor.
"We're not striving for perfection," Paula stresses. "We're striving for excellence. We're striving for healthy bodies." Paula admits, "I talk to them about my struggles. I'm living proof you can learn to accept and love everything about yourself that is unique and makes you stand out. It's not about comparing yourself to everyone else."
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