Some members of the old school, hardcore, or 'underground' punk community have an intense dislike for Lavigne and her style of music. They believe it waters down what punk is really all about. She has made comments showing a lack of knowledge and interest in the seventies punk movement and the luminaries of that movement. Lavigne once admitted to not ever hearing of the Sex Pistols. This has led some to label her a poseur. However, she has consistently stated that her music is not punk rock and that she does not believe she is punk. Allmusic guide, as well as other reviewers consider her to be "teen pop" or "adult/alternative pop-rock". Although it's constantly debated whether or not she is punk, there have been several occasions where she has stated "I'm not punk."
In 2005, Avril revealed her new clean image: sophisticated and classy. Once a "grungy" pop star, Avril showed her femininity in her new look, becoming the new face of Chanel in 2006. She signed as a model with the Ford modeling agency and appeared on the cover and in a feature article in Harper's Bazaar in February 2006.
In 2006 Avril was included in World's Most Beautiful People by People Magazine.
Lavigne has made it to the list of FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World for three consecutive years, from 2003 to 2005. She was also included in Maxim Hot 100 for 2003 and 2005, at 92nd and 36th spots respectively. In July 2006, Avril married Deryck Whibley. The wedding was said to be perfect. Well done and congratulations to you both. NK