Teen rocker Avril Lavigne refuses to smile for photographs if she's feeling down - because she wants images of her to honestly reflect her mood.

The COMPLICATED singer is always eager to portray the mood she's in when she poses for magazine spreads - something which has won her the respect of her fans.

She says, "I hate photo shoots. I'm not one of those people with a big smile in every picture. I'm human and I go through different emotions.

"When girls write me letters they say, 'I know what you're going through.' They tell me they relate to me and that's cool."

18/05/2004 21:02