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Synonyms for wannabe

an ambitious and aspiring young person

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Also this year for the first time since 2013 there will be a Mr Birmingham pageant too so the organisers will also be interviewing wannabe "beauty kings".
More than 350 Teesside pop wannabes have auditioned for two vacant spots in a new girl band.
However, when the evil villain and wannabe rock star General Pandemonium captures all of the world's superheroes, it's up to Charlie to save the day.
Jarvis may be sweeping all before him but Wannabe King's handler David Lanigan is also bang in form.
SHE was the wannabe showgirl who didn''t want to show too much (Amanda Holden''s Fantasy Lives, ITV1, Tuesday).
Blasting the groom as a "footballer wannabe" Amanda said: "Mel's a complete WAG wannabe - she even has the tiny dog and the whole thing was really tacky and so OTT it was 'pass me the bucket'.
I'M NOT A WANNABE GANGSTER': Policeman John Jones said he has Premiership pals
The shoot will mark the Girls Aloud singer's transformation from tracksuit-wearing wannabe to A-list star.
But the hopefuls included pals Hazel Pool and Cheryl Wright, both 20, from Cumbernauld, and a 35-year-old Marilyn Monroe wannabe from Glasgow - called Marilyn.
Channel 4 launched their annual wannabe contest last night as Big Brother 8 kicked off with an all-girl house - including the show's first identical twins.
All the shoe queens and wannabe monarchs across the whole world are watching the art of Lil' B, Uno, Stunna, and producer Young L unfold.
She finds herself, along with several of her schoolmates including the ultra-snob actress wannabe, in a televised competition (think Survivor, The Amazing Race, or perhaps, The Apprentice, and then think of their sillier offshoots) in which the TV audience chooses the winner.
Am I a wannabe version of straights because I want to spend Christmas with him and his family?
With her sights set firmly on stardom, Pop Idol wannabe Gela Best is a singer with a mission to make it big.