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[INTERVIEW] Jesy Nelson on surviving the trolls: ‘People were saying horrific things’

[INTERVIEW] Jesy Nelson on surviving the trolls: ‘People were saying horrific things’

Eight years after she shot to fame on The X Factor, Nelson describes how she navigated the trauma of being relentlessly bullied on social media.

When Jesy Nelson was 19 and working behind the bar at a pub in Dagenham, Essex, she remembers watching The X Factor on TV, and thinking: “I know I could win that.” In 2011, she did just that, as part of the girl group Little Mix – and thought: “This is the worst day of my life.”
Competing in Simon Cowell’s singing contest unleashed ceaseless criticism of her appearance and weight (although rarely her voice). “All I cared about was what people were saying about me,” she says now.

Winning offered no respite. When Little Mix were crowned, the first Facebook message she saw was from a stranger. It read: “You are the ugliest thing I have ever seen in my life. You do not deserve to be in this girl band, you deserve to die.”
“I should have been on cloud nine,” she says. “I had Leigh-Anne [Pinnock, also of Little Mix] in my room being like: ‘This is the best!’ and I was like: ‘No, this isn’t.’”
Little Mix went on to become the biggest British girl group since the Spice Girls, but Nelson was consumed by the trolling and abuse on social media. Within two years of the finale, she had depression and an eating disorder and had attempted suicide.

READ MORE – theguardian.com

Leigh-Anne at the “Top Boy” UK Premiere (04.09)

Leigh-Anne at the “Top Boy” UK Premiere (04.09)

Leigh-Anne attends the “Top Boy” UK Premiere at Hackney Picturehouse on September 4th in London, UK. I added photos to gallery:

[VIDEO] Jesy explains why she wanted to make #OddOneOut.

[VIDEO] Jesy explains why she wanted to make #OddOneOut.

Documentary ‘Odd One Out’ coming to BBC Three and at 9pm on BBC One September 12th.

Jesy outside Global House in London (02.09)

Jesy outside Global House in London (02.09)

Jesy was seen at Global House radio studios on September 2nd in London, UK for promote her documentary ‘Odd one out’. I added photos taken by paparazzi to gallery:

Fusion Festival 2019 (01.09)

Fusion Festival 2019 (01.09)

Little Mix performed at the Fusion Festival 2019 on September 1st! I added photos to gallery:

Little Mix’s interview with MTV UK – backstage at Fusion Festival 2019:

Also you can check screencaptures from interviews and more with Little Mix in gallery!! – LITTLEMIXPHOTOS.COM

#INFO fusion festival 2019: how to watch on mtv

#INFO fusion festival 2019: how to watch on mtv

Little Mix will be performing today at Fusion Festival from 8:40pm (UK)!

Wish you could watch it? MTV’s got your back!

This weekend Fusion Festival returns for another year, hitting Sefton Park in Liverpool!

We’ve teamed up with Fusion to be this year’s official TV broadcast partner and below you’ll find all the information you need to get your fix of this year’s festival with us…

MTV faves Becca Dudley, Snoochie Shy and Jack Saunders will be your hosts this Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September. From 8pm each night on MTV UK (Sky 126/Virgin 134), MTV Music (Sky 350/Virgin 310) and MTV Live HD (Virgin 311) the trio will introduce live performances from across the weekend, plus bring you all the backstage action and exclusive interviews with your favourite pop stars.

If you’re not around this weekend, fear not ’cause we’ll be airing a bunch of artist specials as well as a Fusion Festival 2019 Best Bits show later on in the year.

mtv.co.uk

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