Little Mix star Jesy Nelson has dismissed people who make cruel comments about her body as having “no life” and said she has grown more confident as she has got older.
The singer, who found fame with the girl group on The X Factor in 2011, said she never reads online comments anymore.
Speaking to Fabulous magazine, she said: “As we’ve got older, we genuinely don’t give a shit any more.
“(The constant scrutiny) is hard to take when you’re young, but now we’re more confident. We’re happy to be how we are and don’t care if we put on a couple of pounds.
“I feel like curves are really in at the moment – I love that they’re celebrated. You should celebrate any size.
“If you can rock your body with confidence, and you’re happy in your own skin, there’s nothing sexier. I feel like we’re all in a really good place with how we feel about ourselves.”
She added: “We never read comments any more. I think if people want to comment about you, what does it say about them? It just shows you they’ve got no life.”
Fellow star Perrie Edwards compared online critics to playground bullies, telling the magazine: “People are always going to be negative.
“When we started out, it was like when you’re in a playground and the whole school was talking about you: ‘Oh my god, did you see what Perrie did?’ It was that, but on a world scale and it was weird. But now, I couldn’t give a f**k.”
Jesy said she is not afraid to indulge in treats but also likes to eat healthily and thinks striking a balance is the most important thing.
She said: “We love to eat healthy but then we’ll have days when what we eat is unforgivable. I had the biggest Domino’s yesterday, but don’t care because it f**king made me happy.
“Then I’ll eat healthy for the rest of the week and have another cheat day.”