Rebellious rocker Avril Lavigne has always preferred the company of rough-and-tumble boys.

The angst-ridden SK8ER BOI singer is noted for her uncompromisingly raucous style - and the Canadian has always found that the opposite sex fits in more with her energetic nature.

She explains, "I've always found it easier to get along with guys because I was always a really active kid. I like sports and have an older brother and played pond hockey with him and looked up to him.

"I played with all his friends when they came over and I still really get along with guys."

However, Lavigne still has room for some feminine influence in her life.

She adds, "I have girlfriends too, and they're really important to me."

06/05/2003 20:59