Susan Boyle‘s hit album and adoring fans gives her plenty to smile about, but Susan opened up to OK! about some less happy moments and how she’s now dreaming about finding her heart’s duet.

Why are people fascinated by you?
Put it this way: A woman who went on Britain’s Got Talent with mad hair, bushy eyebrows and the frock I was wearing had to be noticed. Come on! I know it’s a cliché, but it’s a bit of a Cinderella story.

Was it hard, dealing with instant fame?
I went from being an unknown to headlines like “The Hairy Angel.” The pressure was suffocating.

In fact, you checked into London’s Priory Clinic, a mental health facility….
After the finale, I went there with extreme exhaustion. I’ve never felt so tired, but I look back on it now and it was a necessity. I wanted to get a break, without all the cameras.

Do you like America?
I went to L.A. and there were great crowds waiting for us at the airport — it was quite something. The hotel I was staying in, apparently Frank Sinatra used to take his women back there! Talk about “Strangers in the Night,” eh?

You’ve undergone quite a transformation, as of late….
I brush up quite well! I keep reading that I’ve had Botox and teeth whitening but I haven’t! I’ve been working hard to lose a bit of weight, which has been good.

What about a boyfriend?
What a laugh. There was a TV company that wanted to set me up. Apparently he was nice, but I’ve got my living to do now.

So what do you dream about these days?
I dream about security, about one day finding the right person and continuing to make people happy with my music. My advice to those who dare to dream is don’t give up. If I can do it, anyone else can.

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