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Jessie J on youth: 'I was uncomfortable in my skin'

Jessie J has admitted that she felt like an outcast as a child.

The singer told BBC Radio 1 in a special programme aired on Tuesday (January 20) that she found it difficult to fit in because of her appearance.

The 26-year-old said: "I had really big teeth, a big fringe. I was just uncomfortable in my skin. I wasn't the pretty kid, I was the awkward one that didn't know who I fitted in with.

"The only place where I could escape was my dreams. I would enjoy going to sleep because I could dream about something that I wasn't living.

"I remember when I first became established and I received Facebook messages from girls who used to throw stones at my head as I walked home from school. It just made me go, 'Who's laughing now?'.

"It sparked a real emotion that I know hundreds of thousands of millions of children around the world are going through."

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Listen to Jessie J's song 'Who's Laughing Now' below: