ROLLING STONE SIR Mick Jagger's daughter ELIZABETH credits her mature attitude with leaving school to begin her modelling career at the tender age of 16.

The British model, now 21, feels older than her peers after moving to New York as a teenager.

And Elizabeth believes she has learnt more from the outside world than she would have done being taught in a classroom environment.

She says, "I've learned more about life than my friends did being at school. I've met more interesting people and I feel more grown-up.

"They're all still at university, I'm the only one who's gone out into the world."

However, Elizabeth is still keen to further her academic studies and plans to follow in the footsteps of her mother Jerry Hall by taking a home-based degree, most probably in English and History.

She adds, "It would be fun. I think I'll get more out of it at this stage. When you're young, you want to figure out what life's about, not sit in a classroom."

22/02/2005 09:27