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Jesy Nelson ‘starved herself’ in heartbreaking bid to appease online trolls

Little Mix star Jesy Nelson has revealed the drastic lengths she went to after being bullied by online trolls.

The X Factor star, who won the hit show alongside Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Ann Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall in 2011, has spoken frankly about her mental health in a new BBC documentary. Jesy said: "I just wanted to be Jesy.

"I didn’t want to be Jesy the fat one.

"I wanted people to see me as normal, so I punished myself. I starved myself."

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She heartbreakingly added: "If I did eat, I hated myself, I’d punish myself and make sure I didn’t eat for four days.

"It was horrible, a vicious circle." Jesy recently told Glamour how she felt she became a joke after social media users made derogatory memes about her.

She told the glossy: "I got used to people calling me fat because I was like, whatever, I’ve seen it so much.

"People started going in on what my face looked like with memes and people would chop my head off in group photos and replace it with a monster or ET or a sloth.

"I became a joke to everyone, and it really knocked my confidence.

"I never experienced anything like it in my life."

The revelation comes after Jesy bravely opened up about trying to take her own life.

The 28-year-old said: "I just remember thinking, ‘I just need this to go away, I’m going to end this’.

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"I remember going to the kitchen and just took as many tablets as I could.

"Then I laid in bed for ages and kept thinking, ‘Let it happen. Hurry up’."

The incident is believed to have occurred in November 2013.

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