She tried to get over it by entering the Channel 5 reality show The Bachelor, in which 25 women competed for the heart of Charlotte Church’s ex, Gavin Henson.
Layla, 25, was an early favourite and enjoyed dates alone with the Welsh rugby star in romantic spots like St Tropez and Venice. “I got on with her on when we were filming, so I was surprised to watch the show and see how nasty she was about me behind my back.” But Layla also feels a little sorry for Carianne, who will have seen Gavin and Layla kiss passionately in a hot tub on St Lucia just hours before he told Carianne: “It’s always been you, I love you.” “That must have been horrible for her to watch,” said Layla, who first tasted TV fame with pop group Girl Band on The X Factor in 2008.
She reached the final showdown in St Lucia, before missing out to glamour model Carianne Barrow. “I’m really pleased Gavin didn’t pick me, because if he likes the kind of girl that Carianne is, then we would never have worked out.
“Gavin kept saying how important trust and honesty were to him,” said Layla. “If Gavin had told me he loved me, I’d have laughed.I got on really well with him and I fancied him, but I didn’t love him – I don’t fall for people quickly.“I think Carianne was only crying at the end because she didn’t want to lose.Layla Manoochehri is a singer from Birmingham, England.She recently took a stab a stardom as part of Girl Band, an act that made the final ten in the talent show The X Factor.
Before this she worked on songs with Lisa Stansfield, recorded a rock album in Germany and supported boy band Blue on tour.So now that Girl Band are out of The X Factor, what’s next for Layla?We suggest she try her hand at modelling, preferably doing some lingerie or glamour work!!!SHE spent six years with a pop star and was wooed by rugby ace Gavin Henson – who dumped her on national TV.Now Midland beauty Layla Manoochehri says she is fed up of celebrities and is looking for a down-to-earth Brummie brickie instead!The blonde stunner was heartbroken when she split from long-term boyfriend Simon Webbe, from boy band Blue, amid fears he had cheated on her.