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In a candid interview with UK magazine Elle, Kylie Minogue admits that some mornings she looks in the mirror and sees "94 not 44".

"I am not going to lie about this," she tells the magazine. "There are lots of times I look in the mirror and I see that gravity has taken hold."

The powers of gravity aside, the pint-sized popette looks striking in the fashion magazine photoshoot, sporting a new platinum 'do.

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Speaking about the realities of ageing, Minogue is realistic about the prospect of cosmetic surgery.

"We put make-up on every day, we tint, pluck, wax, we do anything to make ourselves look as good as we can and I think it’s pointless being hypocritical about something that if it’s done well can be really good."

Minogue's career, spanning 25 years, has reached stratospheric heights, notching up 68 million record sales around the world.

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In 2005 the Melbourne-born singer was diagnosed with breast cancer, and after a taxing regime of treatment involving a partial mastectomy and rounds of radiation therapy, Minogue was given the all clear in November 2006.

Minogue has been dating 34-year-old Spanish model Andres Velenscoso since 2008, however has no plans for marriage. "I think I am actually very unconventional," she says. "I’ve never been that person who was all about getting married. I love being in relationships but I love my freedom."

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