She recently opened up about having ‘incredible’ insecurities and spoke candidly about overcoming anorexia in her teenage years.
And Jade Thirlwall, 28, looked healthy and confidant as she posed in a metallic blue bikini for Blue Monday while on holiday in Thailand with close friends Marcus Collins and Ashford Campbell.
The Little Mix star showed off her physique in a metallic blue bikini by PrettyLittleThing while soaking up the sun on the picturesque island of Ko Samui with the pair on Monday.
Stunner: Jade Thirlwall looked healthy and confidant as she posed in a metallic blue bikini by for Blue Monday while on holiday on Thailand’s Ko Samui island with old X Factor pal Marcus Collins
The singer looked far from blue in the pictures posted to her Instagram which saw many of her six million followers flood her comments box with compliments.
Jade has maintained a close friendship with Marcus and Ashford after they found fame on the third series of The X Factor in 2011.
Marcus finished runner-up after narrowly losing out to Jade and Little Mix, who became the first ever girl-group to win the show.
Ashford featured as part of boy-band 10th placed boy-band The Risk; he has since enjoyed West End success as Dwayne in hit show 9 To 5: The Musical.
In good company: The pair were joined by Ashford Campbell, another former contestant from the eighth series of the show
Upbeat: The pair were in high spirits as they let their hair down on the tropical Thai island
The trio were enjoying their break on behalf of Celeb Global Travel, a luxury travel company who specialise in celebrity and influencer travel campaigns.
Their Instagram page also posted a video of Jade appearing care free and happy as she enjoyed a boat ride on the clear blue waters.
In the video, the Black Magic singer stands in a black string bikini with diamante detailing while holding a bottle of beer and enjoying the sunshine.
The singer made a shout out to the travel company who hosted her much needed island holiday which came after a very busy 2019 as she toured Europe with Little Mix and appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK as a guest judge.
Rear we go: Jade’s bikini-clad bottom was on full display as she admired the view with her two friends
Blue Monday: The Little Mix singer enjoyed a much deserved holiday after a very busy 2019 as she toured Europe with Little Mix and appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK as a guest judge
Peace out: The trip appeared to be living their best lives during their Thai getaway
In a recent interview with The Guardian, Jade opened up about her tough school years, saying she was ‘bullied a lot’ at school for being Arab.
She also admitted the Little Mix’s first magazine feature gave her a ‘complex’ when she realised her nose had been Photoshopped.
She told The Guardian: ‘Suddenly I thought: is that how I’m supposed to look? For years afterwards, I wanted a nose job, and then a boob job.’
Jade was anorexic for most of her teenage years, from 13 until 18 years old, and only recovered because of the support of Jesy Nelson, 28, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 28, and Perrie Edwards, 26 – fellow Little Mix group members.
She added: ‘People think that girl band members are competitive, but my saving grace was being put in a group where we supported each other and gave each other confidence boosts.’
Happy: The songstress also featured in a video by Celeb Global Travel where she appeared care free and happy as she enjoyed a boat ride on the clear blue waters
‘Complex’: Jade Thirlwall has revealed she was ‘bullied a lot’ at school for being Arab as she spoke about her ‘incredible’ insecurity, beating anorexia, and how Little Mix helped
The girl-band was formed in 2011 after they each auditioned for The X Factor as solo singers.
Their first album DNA peaked inside the top 10 in ten countries including the UK and US, and the four women quickly soared to international fame
While last year was a busy one for Jade, things are only going to get busier as production kicks off on Little Mix’s new BBC talent show, The Search which will see the girls find the next big pop group,
Insecurities: The Black Magic songstress, 27, admitted it was her band’s support that helped her recover (Pictured L-R Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 28, Jesy Nelson, 28, Perrie Edwards, 26 and Jade)