LITTLE MIX: ‘TRY NOT TO GET CAUGHT UP IN LOOKING PERFECT BECAUSE, NOBODY’S PERFECT’

USA Pro – the fashionable sportswear brand, designed by women for women – have chosen Little Mix as their the new global ambassadors.

Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson star in the new TV advert for the brand and worked with USA Pro on their very own collaboration, which is due to release in Summer 2016. “We can’t wait to be involved in the design process – Leigh-Anne reveals – We’ve got so many ideas! Each one of us has our own individual style, body shape, and approach to fitness so we’ll be incorporating all those ideas into our own range.”

Little Mix is 100% girl power and the band has had a fantastic year of musical success, what’s next for you as a group?

We’ve got lots of exciting things coming up this year! And there’s still plenty of other things that we want to achieve in the future! Obviously we have got our arena tour next year, which we’re really excited about!

What is it like being part of a girl group? What kind of challenges have you faced that you wouldn’t have expected?

We love being in a girl group, it’s a lot more fun than being on our own. We pick each other up when one is feeling a bit down and we always keep each other laughing. A challenge we’ve had to face is taking turns to wake up early! We take it in turns for who gets the 5am wake up call.

You have all come so far in the last few years and therefore surely so has the way you style yourselves. How would you say your identities have grown over the last few years?

We have definitely all evolved and obviously fashion has evolved too. We’ve all got our individual style which is amazing, but we have all taken it up a level and we have become more stylish and are
wearing more designers now. We also like to mix it up too, we don’t like to be too similar, and it is still a bit of a mix between us. Little Mix USA Pro X2Picture yourself at home. No one is watching, perhaps your doing chores and you have the urge to turn up the music and have a dance. Who would you listen too?

It would definitely be Beyonce! We love channelling our inner Sasha fierce! Who can resist singing and dancing along when Beyonce comes on?!

Do you have specific people in the music industry that you look up too?

We would have to say Beyonce again, she’s just such an empowering and incredible woman, We definitely look up to her as person and as an artist, her voice is just insane! And Katy Perry she’s just
so sassy we love her! Just all of the successful women out there absolutely killing it!

What has been your career highlight so far?

It would have to be selling out the 02 Arena! That place is somewhere every artist dreams of performing, we got the biggest buzz after performing there it was the best feeling! We can’t wait to
go back.

Do you have any pre-show rituals?

Yes, we get really bad stage nerves, so we always do techniques to calm our nerves before we go on stage. We listen to hype music before we go on and we all get in a little huddle with our team. We
do a little speech, a cheer, and get everyone pumped and ready for a show! Little Mix USA Pro X3I am sure you will agree that fitness isn’t all about hitting up the gym? What advice would you give to girls who don’t want to go to the gym, what else have you done to stay fit?

Running is really good, or even just taking the dogs for a walk, just going for walks, power walking, just being on your feet. If you don’t really want to go to the gym you could do an at home
workout DVD. There’s so many things that you can do.

Can you tell us your best motivational quote?

‘No day like today’, it means a lot to us anyway. It is what it says, if you want to do something then do it today.

Love it or hate it social media is here to stay, what would you say to your fans about coping with the pressure of body image and the visual ambush of perfect bodies and flawless Instagram posts?

Try not to get caught up in looking perfect because, nobody’s perfect, regardless of what you see on Instagram, that’s probably not what the picture looked like before. We don’t know many people
that put up pictures on social media and keep it as what it is, it’s not real life and that’s not what people actually look like. We think you just have to learn to love yourself and embrace yourself because there is only one you.

How do you cope with the pressures of being in the spotlight? Do you struggle to keep up with the demands of being a woman in the music/entertainment industry?

Yeah it can be quite hard times, especially for a woman, because you get scrutinised in every way possible. You need to have a very think skin if you’re in this industry and you have to be very sure of who you are as a person. As long as you’re confident, then you feel a lot better in yourself.

What do you do to relax?

We love to lounge around in our comfies with a cup of tea. Usually we stuff our faces with food and watch TV! Haha very glam!

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