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Irish Boyz Singer Jesy Nelson says Irish accent is 'the sexiest'

The British musician released her first solo single, Boyz featuring Nicki Minaj, earlier this week.

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Jesy Nelson (Yui Mok/PA)

Jesy Nelson (Yui Mok/PA)

Jesy Nelson (Yui Mok/PA)

Former Little Mix star Jesy Nelson has admitted that she’s a sucker for an Irish accent.

The British musician released her first solo single, Boyz featuring Nicki Minaj, earlier this week. It’s the first time the 30-year-old has released music since announcing her departure from Little Mix in December 2020.

Speaking to The Irish Sun, Jesy revealed what she looks for in a man and said that she “loves” the Irish accent.

“I just love a boy that just looks a bit naughty, and I don't know why. I need the best of both worlds; I need him to look naughty but actually be lovely on the inside.

“I love an Irish accent. The Irish accent, for me, is the sexiest accent.”

The Londoner is an advocate for positive mental health and has been open about her experiences with bullying following the success of her 2019 BBC Three documentary Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out.

Now, Jesy is doing much better mentally since leaving the band.

She said: “Honestly, hand on my heart, this is the happiest I've ever been. I just feel really content and at peace with myself now.

“I do feel like I've taken control of my life. I'm now creating the music that I've always wanted to do. I'm doing the music videos that I've always wanted to make.

“It's liberating being able to express who I am as an artist. There's so much positive energy at the moment with the single and the music video.”

The pop star also said that she doesn’t let online trolls get to her anymore either.

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“I don't even entertain it. I don't allow myself to because I know what kind of person I am,” she explained.

“I'm very self-destructive and if I'm in a bad mood and I see something bad... that's it, I'm on a downward spiral from there.

“I don't allow myself to read stuff anymore. What's the point? I don't need to see that,” she added.

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