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Jourdan Dunn: 'My voice irritates me'

FashionBy Sunday World
Jourdan Dunn: 'My voice irritates me'

Jourdan Dunn struggles with fame and the pressure to be "on" when speaking in public or meeting with fans.

The London-born fashion model says she feels self-conscious when in the spotlight and often fears that people are laughing at her.

"I don’t like watching myself speak," she told Britain's ES Magazine. "My voice is irritating…sometimes I think people are laughing at me rather than with me."

The 25-year-old, who has starred in campaigns for Burberry and Maybelline, added that she experiences anxiety when she is spotted by fans. However she'd never want to disappoint her followers.

"I didn’t want to be horrible to them so I let them take the picture. You do feel this anxiety – that you have to be "on" all the time," she explained.

In the photos accompanying the interview, the Victoria's Secret model is clad in a fashion-forward ensemble, comprised of a sequinned top with cut-out detailing around the hem and tribal print shorts.

The recently named British Fashion Awards Model of the Year also talks about her son Riley, six, and his battle with Sickle Cell disease, an inherited blood disorder.

"I knew I had the trait, I knew my son’s father had the trait, but I guess you think to yourself, 'Oh, it’s not going to happen to me,'" she confessed. "My mum would always say, 'Be careful, it’s a serious blood disorder'. Then they did the six month screening for it in the womb and we found it.

"There is a stigma with sickle cell: people think it’s a black disease so why should they care? Well, it’s not a black disease, it’s a blood disorder," she said.

Meanwhile, Jourdan also admits she is dating someone new but declined to comment on her boyfriend's identity.

"I’m seeing someone now but it’s very, very brand new, so I don’t want to say too much. It should be easy; it shouldn’t be complicated or hard," she said.

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