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Golden Finnish

CARRIE LYELL CHATS TO SINGING SENSATION SAARA AALTO ABOUT HER TIME ON THE REALITY TV SHOW AND LIFE AFTER THE X FACTOR

Saara Aalto might have narrowly missed out on being crowned the winner of this year’s X Factor, pipped to the post by Matt Terry, but she has definitely made a place for herself in the show’s history books. Not only is Aalto the first contestant to make the final after being in the bottom two twice, she’s also the most successful female LGBT contestant in the show’s 13 years. “It feels incredible,” the singing sensation tells DIVA when we chat to her just days before the final. “It’s crazy that a girl like me can break records.”

PHOTOS PAUL PAASIMAA
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We are delighted to have X Factor runner-up Saara Aalto on our cover this month! She tells Carrie Lyell about her time on the show and what it feels like to be the most successful female LGBT contestant ever. Don’t forget to check out our digital issue to see two of our favourite performances from the Finnish songbird. Also in this issue… How to change the world: Tips from women who have Sarah Waters shares her thoughts on The Handmaiden, a new film adaptation of Fingersmith, with Sophie Ward. Phyll Opoku-Gyimah on the importance of self-care Jane Hill considers LGBT life under President Trump Heather Peace speaks to same-sex parents to find out who does what in their household Vicky Beeching wants a New Year’s Revolution Exercise-fearing-femme Roxy Bourdillon roadtests the latest workouts DIVA readers on surviving major life challenges We reveal the shortlist for the DIVA Awards 2017 PLUS: Travel, fashion, family and much, much more!
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