The 2010 finalist told Metro that some of this year's contestants also need to "adjust their attitudes".
Lloyd said: "I needed it back then. They will get it, they'll learn. I had to learn the hard way.
"I had to realise that my attitude stunk and now I do realise it and I'm a better person for it - I found me."
Of her outspoken personality, she added: "I'm not media trained and not a robot. I do say really controversial things but that's me."
Lloyd told Digital Spy last week that she could relate to Misha B after she was accused of bullying.
"I don't think people should judge Misha on that until they know what the circumstances are like, because it happened to me," she said.
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