Kelly Osbourne says it is “scary” being a role model for young women.

The 26-year-old TV personality shot to fame as a teenager alongside mother Sharon, father Ozzy and younger brother Jack, in the hugely popular reality series The Osbournes.

At the time she sported a more voluptuous frame and has been looking far more slender of late.

Kelly’s body transformation began when she appeared as a contestant on television ballroom dancing competition Dancing with the Stars in 2009 and she has been praised for the healthy and non-faddy way she approached weight loss, meaning she is often cited as a good role model for young ladies.

Kelly appreciates that youngsters look up to her, although she admits it does add a great deal of pressure.

“I do, but it’s not a role I necessarily like because I could do something that could disappoint someone, and knowing that you disappointed someone sucks,” she replied when okmagazine.com asked if she wants to be a role model.

“With those young girls out there who do look up to me, that can be scary. But when someone sends a Tweet like, ‘I just want to let you know that you make me feel comfortable being me,’ that’s really nice.”

Kelly adores shopping even more now that she has such a slimline figure, and often makes the best-dressed lists in fashion magazines. She admits to being particularly drawn to skimpy attire, so she can show off her toned body.

“Everything!” she laughed, when quizzed on the best thing she purchased recently.

“The fact that I could wear a midriff top… I couldn’t believe it! Everything feels good to wear now.” © Cover Media