Jade Thirlwall Posts Empowering Message After Revealing She Was Too "Ugly" For Magazine Cover

25 September 2018, 13:57

Jade Thirlwall

Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall has posted an empowering message to fans, after revealing how a magazine shoot at 18 left her feeling insecure.

Jade posted a poem titled 'If All Girls' on her socials, alongside her own, powerful story.

The singer disclosed that after a magazine 'Photoshopped' her appearance it left her feeling insecure for years afterwards.

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"In one of our first magazine shoots we did, my nose was completely changed and my skin was whitened," Jade revealed, "This was a magazine I had subscribed to since I was a teenager and looked up to and listened to."

"At 18, it gave me a complex and an insecurity I'd never had before and for years I was determined to get a nose job," she confessed.

However, Jade says she now recognises that the magazine was at fault for making her believe this.

"I was that ugly the magazine had to change my appearance, right? Wrong," Jade said, "We are all unique and beautiful in our own way. It is society that needs to change, not you." 

Jade was inspired by actress and presenter Jamella Jamil, whose body-positive 'I Weigh' movement is challenging 'standards' of physical beauty and that your personal 'worth' is linked to your appearance.

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Instead, 'I Weigh' encourages people to celebrate their achievements, characteristics and what makes them happy - preach!