"I was the pitcher in our softball team and I played either centre or right wing in my mixed hockey team. I didn't just play, I was MVP [most valuable player] two years in a row. The boys didn't go easy on me either. I had to play like one of the boys to survive and it was good for me. It taught me how to be tough and how to work with other people. Those skills have helped a lot in my career."
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-- Avril Lavigne
Tomboy-turned-pop-princess Avril Lavigne shares how her sporty past made her the tough cookie she is today. The singer also tells FHM that athletics still play a major part in her life. "I've always been very athletic. Nowadays, I love to skateboard, rollerblade, play hockey, work out and do yoga," shares Avril.