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Little Mix's Jesy Nelson a singer who has struggled with downsides to fame

By Staff Reporter

Published 01/04/2016

Jesy Nelson of Little Mix
Jesy Nelson of Little Mix
Jesy Nelson (far right) promised on Instagram that Little Mix would dedicate a song at their Belfast show.
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Jade Thirlwall
Little Mix perform on stage during the 2016 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Little Mix like to think their show is just the right amount of sexy
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Jade Thirlwall (fourth right), Perrie Edwards (second left), Jesy Nelson (third right) and Leigh-Anne Pinnock (second right) of Little Mix with their mothers arriving for the 2016 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 24, 2016. See PA story SHOWBIZ Brits. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
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Little Mix are spending their third week at the top of the charts with their track Black Magic
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Curvy Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson (24) has suffered years of online abuse from vile Twitter trolls taunting her about her body.

During the girl group's triumphant X-Factor debut in 2011, Jesy was subjected to a campaign of hate and abuse - which reduced her to tears as the girl group powered their way to victory in the Simon Cowell talent show.

"When you've got your own insecurities and then people write them on websites for everyone to see, it just makes you feel really rubbish," the Romford singer told showbiz reporters.

"Kimberley in Girls Aloud always got picked on for being curvier than the others, so I knew I would, but it's not until you actually see it that it hits you.

"I thought I'd be alright and then I saw it and just burst out crying."

The curvaceous young star vowed to ignore the sick trolls, saying: "I'm a size 10/12.

"I know that I'm not fat. I'm not going to change.

"My mum told me to ignore it, so I'm going to!"

Jesy broke down in tears as she took a break during Little Mix's Dublin performance on Wednesday. Band members rushed to console her as she said she was feeling very emotional.

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