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Nick Jonas doesn’t buy into body pressure

Published 11/06/2016

Nick Jonas
Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas can feel self-conscious on a photoshoot if he’s had too many beers in the days prior.

Nick Jonas doesn’t let the pressure to look good consume him.

The former Jonas Brothers star has buffed up considerably since the sibling group disbanded in 2013. He didn’t hit the gym off of his own accord though; his new body is thanks to his acting role in TV series Kingdom. In the show he plays fighter Nate, and has to keep his body looking as realistic as possible.

“I think my pressure lies in the role in a way. I know I need to look like a pro fighter!” he quipped to Gay Times. “But I think there’s a thing in pop culture as a whole, as social media becomes more of a thing, and it’s this image of what we’re supposed to look like. I think it’s always about how much of that you’re willing to invite into you universe or not. I think I’m in a place where I’m aware of it, but I don’t let it overtake me or consume me.”

Despite keeping his body honed to near perfection, Nick admits he’s not immune from feeling self-conscious and has down days like regular people.

However, the 23-year-old always attempts to keep things in perspective.

“For me, it happens more if I have a photoshoot or something, especially if there’s more skin in the photoshoot and I haven’t had a chance to get to the gym, or maybe I had a couple more beers than I should have,” he admitted. “Whatever, there’s all sorts of examples. But the sexiest thing for anybody is just to be confident and comfortable in your own skin. It’s not about being perfect – because nobody is perfect.”

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