Ellie Goulding - Ellie Goulding worried about her looks
Ellie Goulding lost confidence in her looks when she failed to secure magazine covers.
Ellie Goulding used to worry she wasn't ''aesthetically pleasing enough''.
The 'Burn' singer - who shot to fame after winning the Critics Choice Award at the Brits in 2010 - was concerned that her looks might limit her success and tried to conceal her features during photoshoots.
She told ES Magazine: ''At one time, I was getting all this musical success, but I wasn't getting all the things that went with it, like magazine covers.
''I was convinced for a long time I wasn't aesthetically pleasing enough. I would have to angle my face to hide the side of my nose, or my chin.
''Then I stopped caring. I let go. Put a different energy out there -- then [the covers] all started to happen.''
Ellie, 27, also slammed critics who has called her ''too athletic'' after she appeared on UK TV show 'The X Factor' last year in a sheer Julien Macdonald dress.
She said: ''They said my body was 'too athletic'. Too athletic?
''Isn't it admirable that someone has worked so hard to look good and be healthy?''
The blonde beauty - who has previously dated Radio 1 DJ Greg James and Skrillex and has been romantically linked to Ed Sheeran and One Direction's Niall Horan - also opened up about her relationship with McBusted's Dougie Poynter.
She said: ''It feels great to be with someone without needing them.''