It’s been seven years since Little Mix stormed to victory on the X Factor, and they’ve all grown up in front of our eyes.
But member Jesy Nelson has made a particularly incredible transformation from a fresh-faced teenage singing hopeful to a fierce pop queen with a banging bikini bod.
The singer made no secret of the tough time she faced when people targeted over her weight and compared her to her bandmates Perrie Edwards , Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall.
She once said about the online abuse she received: "I just wanted to hide. I had alopecia when I was 13, brought on by stress from bullying and that’s why I love my big hair now. But I didn’t expect to be bullied as an adult. It ran me down, but I’m more confident about my body now."
We take a look at how her style and image has changed from a young teenage from Romford, Essex to a quarter of one of the most successful girl bands of all time.
2011 – First audition on The X Factor
Jesy auditioned as a solo artist
Jesy, then just 19, divided judges back in 2011 when she auditioned for the X Factor as a solo artist with Jazmine Sullivan’s Bust Your Windows.
Taking to the stage in an oversized red T-shirt and big curly hair, she went straight into Tulisa Contostavlos’ good books.
2011 – X Factor judges houses
Little Mix during the Judges Houses stage
Jesy showed off her long bouncy curls with a colourful cap in her teenage days.
December 2011 – Little Mix win The X Factor
Tulisa gets the first winners single copy
Tulisa mentored the girls to become the first ever group to win the show and rocks glitter leggings and trainers.
December 2012 – Little Mix perform at Manchester Arena
Jesy Nelson of Little Mix performs at the Key 103 Jingle Ball at Manchester Arena
The singer begins to sport a sexier image with darker hair, fishnet tights and leopard print.
November 2013 – Capital Rocks concert
Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson from Little Mix attend the annual ‘Capital Rocks’ concert in aid of the ‘Help a Capital child’ charity at The Roundhouse on November 28, 2013 in London, England.
The girls begin to define their styles with Jesy opting for a sultry smokey eye and an all black ensemble.
June 2014 – Glamour Women of the Year Awards
Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall from Little Mix attend the Glamour Women of the Year Awards
The girls look chic and Jesy wears a bold red lip and bralet with confidence.
May 2015 – Jesy and her ex Jake Roche
Rixton’s Jake Roche and Jesy Nelson at ‘Once Upon a Smile Grand Ball 2015’ at the Hilton Deansgate, Manchester
The beauty shows off her large rose tattoo on her forearm with her ex, Jake Roche.
2016 – Jesy leaves Cirque Le Soir
Jesy seen leaving Cirque Le Soir night club in London
(Image: Splash News)
Jesy goes for a rock chick look with a black choker, band shirt dress and over the knee leather boots.
August 2017 – Jesy shows off her leg tattoo
Jesy posted this snap to her Instagram and showed off her thigh tattoo which reads “A tiger never loses sleep over the opinions of sheep".
December 2017 – Jesy posts a sexy Instagram snap
She appears to have a fuller pout and we can see part of her fairy tale inspired tattoo on the inside of her left arm.
October 2018 – BBC Radio 1’s Teen Awards
The singer opted for a racy style in a bra and waist-shaper
(Image: Ian West/PA Wire)
The most recent picture shows her collarbone tattoo that says ‘girl power’ and pale pink hair as also worn by the likes of Kim Kardashian.
- Jesy Nelson opens up the holiday album as she shows off her incredible bikini body and wild hair
Attention was drawn to her transformation by celebrity physician Dr Tijion Esho, who retweeted a post from his The Esho Clinic, which offers bespoke aesthetic treatments.
Sharing before and after images of the star, he wrote: "Jesy from Little Mix and The Esho Clinic client has had one of the most talked about transformations in music."
Jesy has not discussed having any surgery but she is known to be a patient of Dr Esho’s, the man behind a number of celebrity transformations, such as Love Island’s Cally Jane Beech and Our Girl star Michelle Keegan .
The doctor never discusses which treatments he has given to patients, but celebs regularly take to social media to praise his work and share videos of themselves having facials and other procedures.
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