Héloïse Letissier of Christine And The Queens was ''healed'' by creating her alter-ego.

The 28-year-old pop star credits her stage persona for allowing her to push boundaries and be more ''daring'' with her music, and ultimately feel more ''happy'' being herself.

She explained: ''Christine has healed me. She made me happy, and I wanted to share that happiness. So it became a show with dancers, and the music got more pop. Christine became more welcoming. She pushed me to be more daring, to completely let go. And if I make a mistake, I laugh at myself. As I discovered in high school, having a sense of humour can get me out of many troubles.''

The 'Saint Claude' hitmaker - who was brought up on stage by Madonna, who spanked her during her Paris 'Rebel Heart World Tour' show last year - admits she'll never be the ''perfect'' pop star like Beyonce or Adele and has been inspired to ''create a new way'' to ''be a woman'' in the music industry.

Christine told The Sunday Times newspaper: ''Perfect has never been my thing, so I had to find another way. I always say on stage that I am like a broken flower compared to perfect pop singers like Beyonce, who I love, actually. I am trying to create a new version, a new way to be a woman in this industry and on stage.''

Meanwhile, Christine - who released the English version of her debut album 'Chaleur humaine' in February - also believes in ''embracing your faults'' and being ''awkward'' over perfection.

She added: ''For me, I like the awkwardness of it all. I like awkward people, I like fools, I like scars. Christine is about embracing your faults.''

Christine and the Queens' fans include Madonna, Sir Elton John and Marina and the Diamonds.