Lily Allen: 'I used to feel short, fat and ugly'
Despite her very public insecurities, you might have thought you could count on Lily Allen to have a slightly healthier body image than most young starlets.
But the outspoken singer, who shed 19lb in six weeks after being diagnosed with a heart murmur, has revealed that many of her high-profile feuds – she has rowed with Girls Aloud among others – were fuelled by feeling bad about her looks.
Showing off her new figure with a smouldering appearance on the cover of this month’s GQ magazine, she revealed how her new health regime has overhauled her outlook on life.
‘A lot of that stuff I said was because I didn’t feel confident,’ she told the magazine. ‘I felt like, ‘Oh God, I’m short, fat, ugly…and I hate all these people who flaunt their beauty’.
‘Ever since I was a kid I’ve felt like I’m possibly the uncoolest, naffest person ever to walk the earth. But I feel great at the moment. I actually don’t have one bad thing to say about anything.’
Surely it can’t be her new health regime, which includes intense workouts and dieting.
Maybe her new attitude has more to do with her boyfriend of two months, Ed Simons of The Chemical Brothers, who she is about to set up home with in a £700,000 north London pad.