Oh, Body Hell!

The four-piece girl band have their share of hang-ups just like the rest of us…

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Per­rie Ed­wards

Af­ter years of hid­ing her freck­les with makeup, Per­rie Ed­wards is now de­ter­mined to ‘em­brace them’ as part of her nat­u­ral beauty.

The 25-year-old posed for a few no-makeup self­ies over the sum­mer and fans went wild for her nat­u­ral look.

‘I find the whole thing re­ally in­spi­ra­tional,’ one wrote. ‘You’re gor­geous and make me feel so happy with my freck­les.’

But, it’s taken her a while to get to this point.

‘Grow­ing up I was al­ways in­se­cure about the freck­les on my face,’ she re­veals. Over the years I’ve be­gun to em­brace them and don’t feel I need to hide them any­more.’

Jade Thirl­wall

To us she’s one (beau­ti­ful) quar­ter of the UK’S big­gest girl band, but that doesn’t mean Jade Thirl­wall hasn’t bat­tled in­se­cu­ri­ties in her life­time. The 25-year-old re­cently con­fessed she wanted to get a nose job at the age of just 18 af­ter she was air­brushed dur­ing a pho­to­shoot.

‘In one of the first mag­a­zine shoots we did as a band my nose was com­pletely changed and my skin was whitened,’ she re­vealed. ‘At 18, it gave me a com­plex and an in­se­cu­rity – and for years I was de­ter­mined to get a nose job. I was so ugly that the mag­a­zine was forced to change my ap­pear­ance, right? Wrong.’

Thank­fully the singer – who is dat­ing fel­low mu­si­cian Jed El­liott – re­alised the truth ‘it’s so­ci­ety that needs to change’ and didn’t go through with it.

She added, ‘We have all fallen vic­tim to feel­ing like we need to change who we are and what we look like in or­der to fit into a so­ci­ety that [ar­bi­trar­ily] de­ter­mines what is and isn’t beau­ti­ful.’

Jesy Nel­son

In Lit­tle Mix’s early days, Jesy was tar­geted on­line over her weight.

Things got so bad that she broke down in tears on an episode of The X Fac­tor in 2011, say­ing, ‘Peo­ple are writ­ing a few nasty com­ments [on Twit­ter] and it has just got to me a lit­tle bit.’

Seven years later and the 27-year-old has learnt to ig­nore the haters af­ter los­ing two stone, say­ing, ‘Every­body thinks that you’re sup­posed to be per­fect-look­ing, but no­body is per­fect.’ Preach it sis­ter!

Leigh-anne Pin­nock

Leigh-anne has started em­brac­ing her nat­u­ral hair af­ter a com­ment from her seven-year-old cousin left her feel­ing heart­bro­ken. ‘My niece of seven years said she didn’t like her Afro and wanted to look like the other girls in her class,’ the 27-year-old ex­plained. ‘It broke my heart. Love your curls! We need to teach young black girls their nat­u­ral hair is just as pretty.’



Per­rie em­braces her freck­les now



Leigh wants young black girls to be proud of their nat­u­ral curls

Gor­geous Jesy was taunted on­line

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