In the latest edition of GLAMOUR UNFILTERED Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson opens up to @JoshSmithHosts about how online trolls made her suicidal, why she decided to make the BBC Three documentary ‘Odd One Out’ and how therapy is the best thing she’s ever done. Plus the Little Mix star reveals at one stage she ‘starved herself for four days’ during her deepest depression after she ‘stopped turning up for work.’ Are you inspired by Jesy’s story?Glamour Magazine UK
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.”READ MORE – theguardian.com
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.
After eight years as a quarter of the biggest British girl band since the Spice Girls, Perrie Edwards graces the second cover of Notion 84 and talks mixed emotions, freckles and finding happiness with her Little Mix sisters.
Gracing the second cover of our Summer 2019 issue, Notion 84, we sit down with Perrie Edwards – one quarter of global girlband phenomenon Little Mix. In her first ever solo cover we chat to the pop star to discover that she doesn’t care anymore. Well, not strictly; she cares about music, and success, and the legions of fans who swarm to her dressing room to chant Little Mix hits through foggy windows. What she’s over is the bullshit: covert paparazzi trying to snap a nip slip on her beach holiday; getting lacerated for wearing hot pants on television; breakfast show hosts crapping out shit takes for retweets. “When you’re a kid everything makes you worried, you think everything’s the end of the world,” she explains. “And then you get older and start to care a lot less.” Read the full interview in Notion 84, available to purchase!
‘If you don’t like it, sod off!’: Little Mix on Piers Morgan, body shaming and Simon Cowell
They are the bestselling, Brit-winning pop stars who defy the girl group rules. So why is there so much commotion surrounding their new campaign?
You can read all interview at theguardian.com