EGs Cosmopolitan’s Ultimate Music Star award acceptance speech.
Ellie Goulding’s Cosmopolitan interview is one of our most revealing EVER. Opening up about the darkest times of her life, Ellie reveals how insecure she used to be and advises never changing for anyone:
“I went through a time of being quite insecure. I’d convinced myself I was fat; I didn’t like my figure and I had a big nose. Now I’ve finally got to a place where I don’t focus on those things. I feel like I’m not changing for anyone; I’m doing it all for myself. Because there’s no one else to do it for.”
“You should never change for anyone. And I say that because I’ve done it before; I’ve changed for a man… I was so, so in love with him that I’d have done anything. I look back now and think, ‘What an idiot!’ You only realise when you’re out of it how someone can have a hold over you. He treated me horrendously and I just didn’t help myself.
“My confidence has grown in the past year, as a woman… I feel strong in more ways than one at the moment… I feel very independent and feminist right now – I think maybe it’s being single. I never thought about the idea of being an inspiration. I’m not perfect; I’m not a supermodel – I drink and smoke (which I’m not proud of) and do normal things.”