Pop vixen Sophie Ellis Bextor's childhood heroine was BAYWATCH stunner Pamela Anderson.

The MURDER ON THE DANCEFLOOR chanteuse wrote an article for her college magazine when she was still a student, claiming the curvaceous lifeguard probably had more fun than her.

Sophie wrote, "I hate her because I want to be like her. I wouldn't mind being drenched in sex appeal or looking good in a swimsuit for once.

"I know, I know - I should be at one with myself and my sisters and not envy a woman whose greatest achievement was discovering that blondes have more fun and more publicity."

08/05/2003 17:08