The singer isn't shy anymore

Ellie Goulding isn’t afraid to flash the flesh.

The blonde singer – who often flaunts her toned figure in tiny outfits – admits she’s very comfortable with showing some skin even though she doesn’t always feel confident about her body.

I don’t think I have the perfect figure or the perfect face – and people know that I know that,’ says Ellie, 27.

But at the same time, I’m at a point where I don’t feel I have to cover up.

I can wear a half-naked revealing dress now and people aren’t surprised anymore.’

Ellie was a lot more nervous at the start of her career and she credits ballsy US pop star Katy Perry, 29, with teaching her to be more self-assured.

I can’t really be shy anymore,’ the Burn singer tells The Sun.

Everyone in America is naturally confident – it’s a whole different world out there. I’ve been on tour with Katy Perry and learnt from the best.

She’s down-to-earth and has her feet on the ground but is able to switch to being an amazing performer on stage.’

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Anna Francis