Little Mix: Boys get it easier on X Factor

Little Mix's Jesy Nelson thinks ''boys get it easier'' on 'The X Factor' because young girls vote for them based on their looks


This article is from 2011.

Little Mix with Tulisa

Little Mix and their mentor Tulisa Contostavlos

Little Mix's Jesy Nelson thinks "boys get it easier" on 'The X Factor'.

The 20-year-old singer - whose group are the first all-girl band to have ever made it through to the final five acts - believes young female fans of the ITV1 show often vote for male contestants based on what they look like, which is why other girl bands have "struggled".

She told BANG Showbiz: "I think boys do get it a bit easier just because when a lot of girls see nice looking boys they vote for them just because of that.

"Some girls can feel intimidated by other girls, which is why I think some girl bands in the past have struggled. But we've been really lucky."

However, the group - also made up of Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall - are hoping to appeal to female fans with their "real" image.

Perrie added: "We've looked up to girl groups ourselves, but now we are a girl band we've used all our experience to create a group that people can relate to. We've been there and looked up to people and thought, 'Why can't we look like them?'

"But we just want to be real girls. We want to be a group that are made up of normal girls living the dream, you don't have to be fake or anything like that. We're just natural and having fun."

This article is from 2011.

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