Ex-Little Mix star Jesy Nelson complains that Instagram filters shrink her nose

Albertina Lloyd
·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
·2 min read
Jesy Nelson is embracing her natural nose. (PA)
Jesy Nelson is embracing her natural nose. (PA)

Jesy Nelson has questioned what makers of Instagram filters consider beautiful, saying all the app’s filters “literally squash” her nose.

The former Little Mix star declared she is embracing her “standard nose” because noses are what “makes you you”, after having a rant about the photo app’s filter settings.

Nelson, 29, said in a video on her Instagram Stories: “So I have been going through filters on my phone, and I won't lie – I love a little Instagram filter which makes you look a bit more tanned and makes you look a little bit fresher.

“But every filter I've used makes my nose tiny and skinny, my lips huge and my eyes either a different colour or really big.

Jesy Nelson has complained Instagram filters shrink her nose. (Instagram/Jesy Nelson)
Jesy Nelson has complained that Instagram filters shrink her nose. (Instagram/Jesy Nelson)

“Why does every filter change your nose? I really don't understand. Your nose is the most prominent point of your face. I feel like noses are literally what makes you you.

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“I don't understand why Instagram feels the need to literally squash your nose. What's wrong with a standard nose?

“I'm just so confused as to why whoever makes these filters thinks that that is what beautiful is. I just think it's bl***y weird.”

Jesy Nelson admitted she was having a rant about Instagram filters that shrink her nose. (Instagram/Jesy Nelson)
Jesy Nelson admitted she was having a rant about Instagram filters that shrink her nose. (Instagram/Jesy Nelson)

The Love Me Like You singer – who announced in December 2020 she was leaving the girlband after nine years – has spoken in the past about the online abuse she has received from trolls on social media, and the knock-on effects on her mental health.

Last year she won the National Television Award for for Best Factual Entertainment show for her documentary about social media trolling Odd One Out.

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In the 2018 BBC documentary, she confessed she had tried to kill herself because she was brought to such a low point by online trolls.

Watch: Jesy Nelson reflects on her health journey