Little Mix star Pinnock looks at her body 'differently' after becoming mum to twins

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Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock gave birth to twins in August. (Getty Images)
Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock gave birth to twins in August. (Getty Images)

She only recently gave birth to twins – but Leigh-Anne Pinnock has revealed that becoming a mother has already had a huge impact.

The Little Mix singer, 30, said she had felt "sexualised" by the media and music industries since the band formed in 2011.

However, speaking to The Sunday Telegraph's Stella magazine, she said: "I feel like now, I'm looking at my body differently.

"I breastfeed, so I feel like they're boobs to feed my child. When I’m out and I want to breastfeed, why is it something that I’m embarrassed to do?"

The band (which also includes Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards) have spoken out against sexism in the media and music industries. (Getty Images)
The band, which also includes Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards, has spoken out against sexism in the media and music industries. (Getty Images)

Bandmate Perrie Edwards, 28, also opened in the same interview about the effect that being sexualised had on her confidence.

The singer – who also welcomed a baby this year – said: "It’s just s***. If you want to feel really sexy and put yourself out there, it’s frowned upon.

"You can’t win. You cover up in baggy hoodies, because you’re a bit insecure, and they complain about that as well. As women, you’re never going to please everybody."

The final member of the trio, Jade Thirlwall, also discussed sexism – sharing that she has felt their opinion hasn't always been seen as "valid because we’re women".

The 28-year-old said: "Whenever we’ve felt like we want to empower ourselves in a sexual way, that’s very much come from us, but in the early days, especially when we’d walk into certain rooms, it was expected for us to flirt with people, or maybe use that [flirting] as a way of trying to get somewhere in our careers."

In August, Edwards announced she had given birth to son Axel, with footballer boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

A day later, her bandmate Pinnock also revealed that she had welcomed twins with boyfriend Andre Gray, who is also a footballer – however, the couple have so far kept their genders and names private.

The group has recently been caught in a 'blackfishing' controversy with former bandmate Jesy Nelson, who has confirmed they are no longer on speaking terms.

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