Ricky Wilson's act has changed her look

The Voice finalist Christina Marie might seem confident but she hasn’t always been that way.

Christina, who’s mentored by Ricky Wilson, has revealed how a bad relationship left her with low self-esteem and caused her to put on weight.

‘I got heavier a couple of years ago and was like, “Oh my God, I hate myself,”‘ the 20-year-old singer says.

‘I was in a long-term relationship and I wasn’t happy. It felt controlling and I was a bit trapped.

‘I became a bit frumpy and put on loads of weight, so I joined Slimming World and lost about 1½st.’

Christina has really turned things around – not only is she loved-up with new boyfriend Glen but she’s also feeling more comfortable with how she looks.

‘I don’t [exercise]. I sit on my arse and eat all of the time!’ the Bristol-born star quips.

‘I try to walk but I’m not an exercise freak. I’m just lucky. I’m happy with how I look.’

See Christina Marie is in the final of The Voice – Saturday 5 April at 7pm on BBC One.

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Anna Francis