Leigh-Anne Pinnock roasted by mum over risque swimwear snaps

Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock has been scolded by her mum for going topless in promotional images for her swimwear line In’A’Seashell. The 28-year-old launched the brand with her pal Gabrielle Urquhart last year, and during the coronavirus lockdow…

Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock has been scolded by her mum for going topless in promotional images for her swimwear line In’A’Seashell.

The 28-year-old launched the brand with her pal Gabrielle Urquhart last year, and during the coronavirus lockdown, has been involved in promoting their pieces by posing in various bikinis at home and posting them on Instagram.

At the end of May, Leigh-Anne took her at-home photoshoots up a notch by sharing snaps of her reclining on a sun lounger in her garden wearing only a pair of mint green, high-rise bikini bottoms, with her arms over her breasts to cover her modesty.

Across the series of topless images, she wrote in the caption, “Temperatures rising… @inaseashell,” and “My @inaseashell makes me feel free… how does it make you feel?”

But in a new interview with Britain’s Daily Mirror, Leigh-Anne revealed her mother Deborah was less than impressed by the risque pictures.

“I posted the picture and my mum was like, ‘Leigh-Anne! A bit much!'” the Black Magic hitmaker joked, before adding that her older sister also scolded her for the photoshoot. “Now I feel really bad. At the same time… I feel people have done worse.”

Leigh-Anne, who recently announced her engagement to soccer star beau Andre Gray, launched her solo passion project in April last year.

“So for the past year and a half I’ve been working on something very, very exciting with my girl @gabriellenikita,” she told her Instagram followers. “We are so excited to reveal we will be launching our very own swimwear brand called @inaseashell a brand that not only promotes self-love but encourages anyone who wears it to feel confident and sexy AF (as f**k)!”

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Perrie Edwards no longer listens to criticism of her looks

Perrie Edwards has grown more confident throughout her years in Little Mix and no longer pays attention to any criticism about her appearance. The blonde singer found fame after winning The X Factor U.K. in 2011 with her bandmates Leigh-Anne Pinnock, …

Perrie Edwards has grown more confident throughout her years in Little Mix and no longer pays attention to any criticism about her appearance.

The blonde singer found fame after winning The X Factor U.K. in 2011 with her bandmates Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall, and Jesy Nelson.

Yet, Perrie’s confidence was knocked by the overwhelming amount of criticism they received at the time, and she used to have many body hang-ups, particularly about her freckles and her teeth. However, the 26-year-old is adamant she has now “come out of the other side”.

“When we were younger we were so confident. Then when we got flung into the industry we began to get self-conscious and started criticising ourselves because other people were doing it,” she told Cosmopolitan U.K. magazine. “Every time I got papped, my teeth would look buckled at the front. I hated them. I got braces.

“I’m just more confident (now)… We’ve come out of the other side and we’re like, ‘Who gives a s**t what other people think?'”

Elsewhere in the interview, Jesy shared that one downside to fame is being unable to go outside without looking your best.

“We can’t do that. We have to think, ‘Is there going to be a pap there?'” she explained. “There is so much to think about 24/7. You can never let yourself go. I want to go on holiday, eat s**t and let my belly rolls out without worrying that someone’s taken a sneaky photo. You’re always being judged.”

Meanwhile, Leigh-Anne admitted that she also struggled with confidence at the beginning of the band, but doesn’t anymore, and added: “I think it’s age as well – you just have to learn to love yourself more.”

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Adwoa Aboah launches #CopingTogether scheme during coronavirus pandemic

Adwoa Aboah has launched a new initiative that offers support to those self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic.The 27-year-old model’s latest campaign, #CopingTogether, has been unveiled through her online platform Gurls Talk and gives much-need…

Adwoa Aboah has launched a new initiative that offers support to those self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic.

The 27-year-old model’s latest campaign, #CopingTogether, has been unveiled through her online platform Gurls Talk and gives much-needed assurance to those who are feeling lonely, uncertain and frightened amid the Covid-19 crisis.

#CopingTogether aims to use creativity to promote “healthy, constructive and positive coping techniques” and encourage people to share their artwork with the global community on the website to make people feel less alone.

Adwoa posted details of the initiative on Instagram and told her followers to “process their emotions” by getting creative.

“These are uncertain times and I know that like me, a lot of you out there are feeling anxious and looking for ways to cope,” she wrote. “To that end, and in the spirit of staying connected, Gurls Talk is launching our Coping Together initiative.

“I’m inviting you all to join me in submitting art, videos, photos, poetry, essays, journal entries, humour – anything that helps you process your emotions. I can’t wait to see all your work.”

Famous faces including Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke and Little Mix singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock will be among those contributing to the #CopingTogether drive, with them telling followers how they’re coping in self-isolation.

The Covid-19 virus has so far infected around 552,000 people, with more than 25,00 deaths, since the outbreak began in China back in December.

Lockdowns to control the spread of the virus are in place in countries around the world, including France, Italy, Spain, and the U.K.

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Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall once contemplated undergoing breast surgery

Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall “used to want a boob job” because she feared she wasn’t “sexy” enough to appear in the girl group.In a joint interview with bandmates Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock for Cosmopolitan U.K. magazine, the…

Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall “used to want a boob job” because she feared she wasn’t “sexy” enough to appear in the girl group.

In a joint interview with bandmates Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock for Cosmopolitan U.K. magazine, the 27-year-old, who rose to fame on The X Factor U.K. in 2011, confessed body confidence issues have plagued her for years.

“I (always) felt like a boy next to everyone (else). I didn’t have a very womanly shape and I’ve got no t**s,” she stated. “I’ve kind of grown into myself a little bit now but I used to want a boob job. I (felt) that I wasn’t sexy enough in the band. I still have that complex now when I go on dates. I think, ‘Am I woman enough for someone?’ which is silly.”

And Leigh-Anne revealed that she too struggled with insecurities after finding fame.

“Being in a girl band, the first thing I did was compare myself to the other girls,” the 28-year-old commented. “Jade and I wanted nose jobs. I can’t believe I thought like that. I love my nose. I think it’s age as well – you just have to learn to love yourself more.”

The stars’ comments come after Jesy admitted she still has issues with self-confidence, having previously opened up about her past trolling ordeal and suicide attempt in the award-winning BBC documentary, Odd One Out.

“I will never lie and say I absolutely love myself now. There are still things I’m working on. (But) I am 100 per cent better than I was before,” she insisted.

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Little Mix teams with PrettyLittleThing on fashion line

Little Mix has collaborated with the designers at PrettyLittleThing on a new fashion collection.Representatives for the girl group, comprised of Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson, took to Instagram on Monday to announc…

Little Mix has collaborated with the designers at PrettyLittleThing on a new fashion collection.

Representatives for the girl group, comprised of Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson, took to Instagram on Monday to announce the line and share a teaser snap of the range.

“#PLTxLittleMix IS COMING. We’re so excited to announce that our collection with @prettylittlething is launching on November 7th,” they wrote. “We’ve absolutely loved creating this collection for you and can’t wait for you to see it.”

The accompanying picture depicted Jade, Perrie, Leigh-Anne, and Jesy posing in colourful snake print outfits in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

Other items will reflect the stars’ eclectic personal style, with pieces mixing textures and featuring a luxe colour palette of deep greens and coppers. Meanwhile, the garments made from diamante crystal embellished mesh will no doubt be sought-after for the upcoming party season.

“The girls have been fans of PrettyLittleThing over the years, so collaborating with them was an absolute pleasure as they already had a huge attachment to the brand,” commented PrettyLittleThing co-founder and chief executive officer, Umar Kamani. “What’s so wonderful about this collaboration is Little Mix define unity and strength to young girls and women through their music but also they all have such unique and individual style which makes this collection so exciting because it’s so diverse.”

Items in the PrettyLittleThing x Little Mix collection will be available in U.S. sizes 2-24 (U.K. sizes 4- 26) and are priced between $15 – $13 (£12 – £100).

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Little Mix: ‘We used to look cheap and tacky’

Little Mix have admitted the make-up they wore at the start of their career made them look “cheap and tacky”.The British girl group – comprised of Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson – spoke about how their look has evol…

Little Mix have admitted the make-up they wore at the start of their career made them look “cheap and tacky”.

The British girl group – comprised of Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson – spoke about how their look has evolved during an interview on British show This Morning, and admitted they used to wear too much make-up because they were insecure about their looks when they first found fame on The X Factor in 2011.

“We went from really young fresh girls not really wearing much make-up, maybe a little foundation on the lip when it was in, to then being really heavy and looking way older. We looked way beyond our years,” explained 26-year-old Perrie, while Jesy added, “We looked very cheap and tacky.”

“We just felt more secure with lots and lots of make-up on. I do really just think that we’ve got better at knowing what we suit, and we don’t feel the need to pile it on anymore,” Perrie continued.

Leigh-Anne also recalled how she struggled so much with her self-confidence that she once refused to get out of the car on a visit to the supermarket because she wasn’t wearing any make-up.

“Do you remember when we went to (supermarket) Asda all together and I wouldn’t get out of the car?” she asked the girls, recalling a moment from seven years ago.

“Yes, I remember that,” replied Perrie. “Was it because you didn’t have any make-up on? As if anyone in there cares anyway… That was nuts! Barefaced beauty over here!”

“I can’t believe I used to think like that, because now I way prefer my face just bare,” sighed Leigh-Anne, as Perrie added that feeling more secure about your looks comes with “age and confidence”.

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Little Mix teams with Simple on anti-bullying campaign

Little Mix has teamed with skincare brand Simple on a new anti-cyberbullying campaign.The British girl group – comprised of Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson – have long advocated for important issues, including anxiet…

Little Mix has teamed with skincare brand Simple on a new anti-cyberbullying campaign.

The British girl group – comprised of Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson – have long advocated for important issues, including anxiety and body positivity.

Now, Little Mix is working with Simple for a second time and has just unveiled the #ChooseKindness initiative in partnership with Ditch the Label, an anti-bullying charity dedicated to promoting equality.

Speaking about the concept, Leigh-Anne stated that the campaign felt like a natural fit, because the band shares similar values to the cosmetics company.

“The reason why we love Simple so much is because it’s kind to your skin and affordable for everyone,” the 27-year-old shared. “We rely on the face wipes so much when we are on tour. We all use them and like that there is nothing harsh in them.”

The #ChooseKindness initiative includes a special support hub available online, which is free to access, and is aimed at helping struggling teenagers. The website is now live, and Jade is thrilled to be promoting such a worthy cause.

“For us as a girl band, it’s so important that we support one another. We want to stand together and show our fans that you’ll go a lot further in life if you support each other. We are just trying to encourage everyone to take steps like leaving a positive comment on a picture of someone who you think looks nice,” she commented, while Jesy noted, “I am quite critical of myself and I was speaking to someone the other day and they said I need to be kinder to myself.”

While Perrie added that she believes “kindness means everything… Because, it’s not difficult to be kind – it’s more difficult to be negative. Being kind should come naturally.”

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Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock launching swimwear line

Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock is gearing up to launch a line of swimwear.The British singer, who stars in the girl group alongside Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, and Jesy Nelson, often shares glamorous photos of herself posing on beautiful beaches o…

Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock is gearing up to launch a line of swimwear.

The British singer, who stars in the girl group alongside Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, and Jesy Nelson, often shares glamorous photos of herself posing on beautiful beaches on social media.

Now, Leigh-Anne has taken her passion for swimwear a step further, and announced on Wednesday (03Apr19) that she has designed a line of bikinis under the brand name In’A’Seashell with her friend Gabrielle Urquhart.

“So for the past year and a half I’ve been working on something very, very exciting with my girl @gabriellenikita,” the 27-year-old wrote on Instagram. “We are so excited to reveal we will be launching our very own swimwear brand called @inaseashell a brand that not only promotes self-love but encourages anyone who wears it to feel confident and sexy AF (as f**k)! So this summer we’ve got you covered because it’s launching in April! So keep your eyes PEELED and your ears OPEN! It’s coming.”

Leigh-Anne didn’t share an exact launch date and a website for the company is yet to go live. However, the star has shared an image of her herself and two other women wearing black bikinis on a beach on her own and In’A’Seashell’s Instagram accounts.

Accordingly, the premise of the line and its message of body positivity has sparked enthusiasm among fans, with one user writing, “This looks so amazing, I can’t wait to purchase some!!” and another adding, “Love it, well done @leighannepinnock you’re the fashion guru!!! I think you’re gonna be the next Victoria Beckham….she better watch her step!”

In addition to working on In’A’Seashell, Leigh-Anne was named as the new face of Umbro last month, and is fronting the spring/summer 2019 campaign for the sportswear label.

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Jesy Nelson shares personal body image and mental health struggles in new doc

Jesy Nelson is exploring body image and mental health in the age of social media in a new documentary for the BBC.The Little Mix singer, who herself has been the victim of cruel online jibes about her figure, says the project is about a subject close t…

Jesy Nelson is exploring body image and mental health in the age of social media in a new documentary for the BBC.

The Little Mix singer, who herself has been the victim of cruel online jibes about her figure, says the project is about a subject close to her heart.

She added in a statement: “I’m delighted to be working with the BBC on a documentary that will both challenge me personally and also highlight a hugely important issue affecting young people today.”

The film, Jesy Nelson: My Story, will premiere on BBC Three before screening on BBC1.

The 27-year-old further opened up to British newspaper Metro about life as a celebrity in the Instagram era.

“It’s all very filtered — it’s not real,” she shrugged. “We just want to make our fans know that being themselves is enough. They don’t need to look on Instagram and see all these filtered pictures and think, ‘Oh my God, I’m never going to look like that’.”

Jesy and her bandmates, Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, are all heavy Instagram users, and have amassed a following of more than 24 million people between their separate accounts.

They regularly post sultry, filtered snaps, but Jesy admits she’s glad social media wasn’t around when she was growing up.

“Obviously, we never had that as kids. I think if we did we’d be very, very insecure as young girls. For us, as a group, it’s so important to get that message across,” she said.

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Leigh-Anne Pinnock is the new face of sports label Umbro

Leigh-Anne Pinnock has scored her first solo modelling job as the new face of Umbro.The singer, who has previously modelled sportswear for USA Pro with her Little Mix bandmates Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards and Jesy Nelson, is fronting the spring/summ…

Leigh-Anne Pinnock has scored her first solo modelling job as the new face of Umbro.

The singer, who has previously modelled sportswear for USA Pro with her Little Mix bandmates Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards and Jesy Nelson, is fronting the spring/summer 19 campaign for the cult English label on her own.

“It’s perfect for working out and getting active but then also whip on a pair of heels and you’ve got a great night out look,” she said of the new line, reports The Sun.

Leigh-Anne showed off some of the looks on a night out in London on Thursday (14Mar19) with her footballer beau Andre Gray. Taking her own advice, she teamed the shiny black Umbro tracksuit bottoms and black and white Umbro T-shirt with towering heels and a clutch bag.

She and Andre were out celebrating with pals in the English capital.

Other key pieces in the new range, which went live on Umbro’s website on Friday morning, include a slim-fitting red dress, a soccer-style T-shirt, a bodycon skirt, sporty shorts, cropped T-shirts, a boob tube and an oversized T-shirt dress. Prices range from £25 ($33) – £85 ($112).

The 27-year-old recently completed a gruelling hike up Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in aid of British charity Comic Relief. She was joined by Jade, as well as a host of British celebrities, including former politician Ed Balls and TV host Alexander Armstrong.

Talking to British newspaper Metro about the climb, the Power hitmaker shared: “I don’t even know how I’m standing right now. It is just crazy. Jade got quite ill. You lose calories just from standing still at that altitude.”

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