Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson admits she used to wonder what it was like to ‘feel pretty’ like bandmates

Little Mix star Jesy Nelson has heartbreakingly said she used to wish she "felt pretty" like the other members of her group.

The 28 year old Woman Like Me singer has candidly opened up about her self confidence, months after her award winning documentary Odd One Out was released.

Jesy opened up to the Mail Online about how she previously resonated with a particular scene in a film starring Amy Schumer called I Feel Pretty.

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She said: “There's a part in the film where someone gets chatted up, and Amy's character goes up to her and says, ‘What does that feel like?’

“The woman responds: ‘It feels the same as when you do’, but Amy replies, ‘I don't get chatted up.’

“Amy later says: ‘I wonder how it feels to wake up and feel pretty everyday?’”

Jesy, who’s boyfriend Chris Hughes was recently left fuming after a prankster messaged him pretending to be Jesy, then heartbreakingly revealed: “I know it sounds really pathetic but that line really resonated with me. A few years ago, that's exactly how I felt with the girls [Perrie, 26, Jade, 27, and Leigh-Anne, 28].

“I used to stare at them when we were getting ready and think, ‘Oh my God, I just want to be like you’.”

The Black Magic singer then revealed she wanted to use her heartbreaking experience to help raise awareness for others who feel the same way in her BBC documentary, where she opened up about her suicide attempt.

She added: “There must be so many girls that feel like that.

“I’ve gone through this massive journey and come out the other side but no one knew about that s**t time. So I rung up my friend Adam [Goodall, the film's director], who didn't even know the extent of how I felt about myself, and just told him.

“He came over my house the next day and started filming!”

Jesy revealed watching the doc, which won an NTA this year, is now “therapeutic” for her.

She said: “We filmed stuff with another troll, who used to write things about me online but that never got put in.

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“It's weird, me and my mum have only watched it once – when it came out – and once more recently. It felt like I did it ages ago, it was the weirdest form of therapy.”

Despite being over the other side of her heartbreaking suicide attempt which was caused by trolls, Jesy admitted the abuse has tainted that part of her life.

She said: “For me, [the online abuse] happened everyday during X Factor. I never wanted Twitter either but we had to have it.

“I think because we were a girl group, there was such a stigma, so we had to engage with fans – social media was such a big part of our journey. It was s*** but heyho, you go through things in life and it makes you stronger.”

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