Mel B sees herself as an ''underdog''.

The former Spice Girls star is only happy to admit her own failures as she sees them as a ''massive learning curve''.

She said: ''I am an underdog. That is what makes my job more colourful and more comfortable for me because I have been through everything. I've had highs, I've had lows. I've been popular, I've been unpopular.

''I've had number ones, I've had number 100s. I've never not admitted my failures. Everything I've done, whether that be a failure to someone else, has actually been a massive learning curve for me, both professionally and personally.''

And the 41-year-old singer - who has Phoenix, 17 and Angel, nine, from past relationships and Madison, five, with her husband Stephen Belafonte - isn't worried about working hard as it is what her parents did when she was growing up.

She added: ''Of course I work hard. That is from my upbringing. My mum and dad are working-class people.

''They took on two and three jobs each. All my parents did was work their arses off to pay the bills, so it is kind of ingrained in me to work.''

Whilst Mel is best known for her pop career and her appearance on the likes of 'X Factor' and 'America's Got Talent', she feels it is important for her to be a businesswoman too.

She told BW magazine: ''In this day and age in the entertainment world, you have to be an entrepreneur and a businesswoman. You are giving yourself.

''Everything I've either endorsed or am owner of company-wise, it has to make sense. It is not like back in the day where you got given a s******d of money just to be the face of, and take a picture.''