Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson has opened up about the weight that she put on during her time on The X Factor. Jesy has lost around two stone since she left the competition and claims that she is now at the same weight as she was when she first auditioned for the show.
Nelson explained to Now magazine, “This is what’s happened. When I first auditioned for The X Factor, I was the size I am now. There's this bloody canteen there and I was having three big meals a day. I'd never have eaten like that if I was at home. But it was a vicious circle - because I was so drained and tired, I ate to give myself energy. Now I've got back to my normal routine, so I've lost weight again.”
She added, “It’s not because we feel we need to be skinny. It’s about our fitness on stage. We love to dance but it makes it hard to sing, so you have to eat well and be fit. It does make me feel confident because I did get a lot of sh*t, which was horrible.”
Jesy Nelson is not the only member of Little Mix that has been getting into shape, as all of the girls have been working hard in preparation for their tour next year. The debut album from Little Mix, titled DNA is out now.