'Pavlova is better than sex': Lingerie tycoon Michelle Mone on life as single woman and her nights out with Carol Vorderman
16:16 GMT, 7 November 2012
Posing at a recent photo call to celebrate the launch of another new lingerie collection Michelle Mone appeared to be back to her confident and glamorous self.
Following a messy split from husband and Ultimo partner Michael Mone last year, the blonde has enjoyed a fling with a handsome business man and her multimillion pound business has gone from strength to strength.
But she has admitted that she hasn't bounced back just yet.
Talking to Zest magazine, the 41-year-old said: 'I'm not completely happy, but I'm working on it.
'Becoming single has been a huge change, and I'll be glad when this year is over.'
Michelle Mone unveiled the new Ultimo lingerie Black Label range at Frasers in Glasgow last month and wowed fans with her slimline look
'Every day, I'm getting stronger and
I've learned a lot.
'I used to do everything with my husband, so I've had
to start all over again, creating a whole new social life at 40.
'I spend a lot of time with my girlfriends – I have great fun with Carol Vorderman – and I have discovered a passion for karaoke.'
Recently Michelle was linked to married footballer Robbie Savage as they were spotted leaving a glamorous awards party together but both dismissed it saying that Robbie's PA, and Michelle's friend, was staying with the lingerie boss.
Michelle admitted that while the pair are friends, Robbie is not her 'type'.
Michelle has had to rebuild her social life and is now spending a lot more time with girlfriends, including karaoke fan Carole Vorderman
she isn't hitting the town with the girls, attending charity parties or travelling the world
scouting glamorous lingerie models for her brands Michelle spends any
spare time working out.
The Glaswegian has lost six stone
over the last few years, and now maintains her phenomenal figure with
regular gym visits and a strict eating plan.
She said: 'I used to go to McDonald's
for breakfast, have a Chinese takeaway for lunch and then to the
drive-thru on my way home from work.
snack all day on crisps and get through 20 cans of Coke and Irn Bru.
Then one day I just thought 'I'm locked in a body that makes me
miserable.' Now I work out seven days a week.'
Michelle has lost six stone in four years after changing her unhealthy lifestyle. The blonde split from husband Michael (right) last year but the couple still work and live together in Scotland
However, the mother-of-three revealed that she has not cut out all indulgences.
'Pavlova is better than sex. I don't like chocolate, I don't eat sweets, but pavlova does something to me
'I eat really healthily other than that – scrambled eggs and salmon for breakfast, salad for lunch and fish with lots of vegetables for dinner.
Read the interview in full in the December issue of Zest magazine
'If you feel bad about what you’ve eaten afterwards, it wasn’t worth it.
'I could easily scoff all day but I don’t, not only because I’ll put on weight, but because it makes me feel weak. You can’t be powerful in business if you feel weak within yourself.'
To read the Michelle Mone interview in full, see the December issue of Zest.