Ellie Goulding: “I wasn’t aesthetically pleasing enough”

Ellie Goulding has opened up in a recent interview about how when she first started out in the music business she thought she wasn’t pretty enough:

“At one time, I was getting all this musical success, but I wasn’t getting all the things that went with it, like magazine covers.

“I was convinced for a long time I wasn’t aesthetically pleasing enough. I would have to angle my face to hide the side of my nose, or my chin.

“Then I stopped caring. I let go. Put a different energy out there — then [the covers] all started to happen.”

The pop star came under criticism last year when she performed on the X Factor in a revealing dress – people were commenting on her figure:

“They said my body was ‘too athletic’. Too athletic?

“Isn’t it admirable that someone has worked so hard to look good and be healthy?”

It sure is Ellie – we think you look fab!