GIRLS ALOUD star Nicola Roberts is dolling herself up to appear as a model at a star-studded fashion show in Liverpool.
The Runcorn-born singer, who has come a long way since winning TV show Pop Stars: The Rivals, has been invited to strut her stuff on the catwalk alongside band mate Cheryl Tweedy.
The girls will be modelling Vivienne Westwood clothes and Christopher James diamonds at the Liverpool Newz Bar bash tonight.
They will appear alongside other local celebrities at the event, which is in support of breast cancer care, including Andrew Newton Lee and Jodi Albert from Hollyoaks and ex-Brookside stars Suzanne Collins, Leon Lopez and Steven Fletcher.
By modelling brands including Pure Woman, Issy Crown, loki, Joy, shoes from Soley, clothes from Drome Couture and Cavern-based Beatles T-shirts, they will help to raise funds for the Lily Centre. The Vauxhall-based centre, which helps and
supports women with breast cancer, is named after its oldest member, Lily Halligan.
Lily helped to open its doors three years ago, and the centre has recently undergone a major expansion to provide complementary therapy rooms, a mini gym and beauty treatments as well as advice and support on all aspects of breast cancer.
Winnie Keating, founding member of the Lily Centre, said: 'It's a brilliant event for us. This is the second year there has been a fashion show at the Newz Bar in aid of the centre and last year it raised £3,000.
'And, of course, with lots of celebrities being there it also really helps to raise our profile in the city.
'Quite a few of our ladies are going. It's going to be a great night and we can't wait.'
Footballers' wives Kerry Fowler and Victoria Mc-Manaman are expected to attend the event, because former Liverpool star Steve McManaman acts as patron to the Lily Centre.
The Girls Aloud stars are very much in demand, with their first three singles, Sound of the Underground, No Good Advice and Life Got Cold, all making their mark on the chart.
Their latest release, Jump, entered the chart at No 2 on Sunday, and has already become the signature pop tune on the hit film Love Actually, a romantic comedy starring the likes of Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.
The fashion show will provide a much-needed distraction for the Girls Aloud stars, after Cheryl Tweedy was found guilty of assaulting a nightclub toilet attendant.
Tweedy received a £3,000 fine and 120 hours community service.
Cheryl Tweedy is alleged to be suffering from depression since the case came to trial at Kingston Crown Court.
Nicola Roberts also got caught up in a spot of bother last week after swearing on a live radio broadcast.