‘I’d starve, have lip fillers and couldn’t breathe in corsets’: Jesy Nelson says ‘feeling fat and awful’ as a size 12 in Little Mix  

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  • The 30-year-old songstress, who left the group in December, spoke to Glamor Magazine ahead of the release of her debut single, Boyz.
  • She Reveals the Excruciating Lengths It Takes to Change Her Looks After Feeling ‘Fat and Terrible’ During Her Little Mix Heyday
  • Jesse has been candid about her body battles within the band in the past and admitted that she lived several days with a pack of Diet Coke and ham.
  • In 2013, she tried to take her own life due to constant trolling over her image.

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Jesy Nelson has revealed the excruciating lengths she went to change her look after feeling ‘fat and horrible’ during her Little Mix heyday.

The 30-year-old songstress, who left the group in December, spoke to Glamor Magazine ahead of the release of her debut single, Boyz, about how liberated she felt as a solo artist after years of comparisons to her “tiny” bandmates. does.

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After years of clarity over his body image and food battles during his time in the group, Jesse told the publication: ‘I would starve myself, wearing these corsets so tight I could barely breathe… I felt bad, I felt fat and I always felt that way.’

Following her departure from the group, Jessie – who tried to take her own life in 2013 due to relentless trolling over her image – revealed that she is on a journey of self-acceptance, starting with giving up lip filler and not wearing a corset. Is.

Upset: Jesy Nelson reveals the excruciating lengths it took to transform her look after feeling 'fat and horrible' during her Little Mix heyday (Jesse pictured earlier this year)
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Upset: Jesy Nelson reveals the excruciating lengths it took to transform her look after feeling ‘fat and horrible’ during her Little Mix heyday (Jesse pictured earlier this year)

Jesse announced her departure from Little Mix in 2020, a year after filming the BBC documentary Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out, in which she revealed she attempted to take her own life after years of relentless trolling and abuse.

Jesse made a heartbreaking revelation on how she struggled with body image during her harrowing time in the group: ‘I used to starve myself for days and I’d wear this corset every single day, so tightly Used to pull that I could hardly breathe….

‘I used to wear corsets every day to make my waist smaller which is mental but I so badly wanted to look like Jade, Leigh and Perry’.

She continued shockingly: ‘I couldn’t take half a breath while I worked and then my body would be covered with bruises from the corset.’

Pain: She continued shocking: 'I couldn't take half a breath while I worked out and then my body would be covered in bruises from the corset' (pictured on stage in 2016)

Pain: She continued shocking: ‘I couldn’t take half a breath while I worked out and then my body would be covered in bruises from the corset’ (pictured on stage in 2016)

Tough: The 30-year-old songwriter, who left the group in December, talks to Glamor Magazine ahead of the release of her debut single, Boyz

Tough: The 30-year-old songwriter, who left the group in December, talks to Glamor Magazine ahead of the release of her debut single, Boyz

She recalled the stand-out moment, saying: ‘My first nightmare moment was our first shoot when the stylist had all my clothes a size 8 and I was 12. They didn’t fit. I felt bad, I felt fat and I always felt that way.’

Overcoming her insecurities, she admits that being able to go bare-faced is a mark for her to move on from her demons.

She continued: ‘I’m not there yet, but I’m getting there. I don’t wear corsets, I have stopped filling my lips. I’m still wearing makeup, but nowhere near as much as I used to. My body confidence has improved a lot.

The Pain: She's compared how liberated she feels as a solo artist after comparisons to her 'teeny-tiny' bandmates (Jesse featured on The X Factor in 2011 with Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jade Thirlwall) talked about.

The Pain: She’s compared how liberated she feels as a solo artist after comparisons to her ‘teeny-tiny’ bandmates (Jesse featured on The X Factor in 2011 with Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jade Thirlwall) talked about.

Read the full interview online now in the GLAMOR UK October digital issue

Read the full interview online now in the GLAMOR UK October digital issue

Jessie has been candid about how she would starve herself before concerts and shoots in the past. She told The Guardian: ‘I used to drink Diet Coke for four days and then, when I felt a little dizzy, I ate a pack of ham because I knew it had no calories…

‘Then I’ll binge, then hate myself.’

Reflecting on how she saw him eating at the time, she said: ‘I could see that I was losing weight and sometimes I would see some nice comments and that…

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