Chart-topper Zara Larsson, 23, has opened up about learning to live in the spotlight – admitting she used to fear being seen without makeup.
The Love Me Land songstress sat down with Made In Chelsea duo Jamie Laing and Francis Boulle for the latest episode of their popular podcast Private Parts.
Explaining how she was "majorly insecure" at the start of he career, Zara said: "There was a period of time – it was kind of sad – when I didn’t want to go outside without makeup because I didn’t want to disappoint people when they saw me and was like 'eww'.
"Me just walking around like a potato. But now I am like whatever – don't care.
"But it definitely was a major insecurity part of my life, I felt like I had to look like I was on the red carpet, because I don't want to disappoint anyone."
Talking about growing up in the spotlight, Zara admitted she initially found it okay as her home country of Sweden is paparazzi free.
She said: "People just don't care. Like we don't have paparazzi at all. That is just not a thing.
"People are very very shy. They just don't want to talk, don't want to look at each other. That is just Swedish nature.
"It is very rare to have things like that. Sometimes people point and whisper but that is fine.
"I feel like everyone who does it very nice. I have never had a mean person walk up to me."
After Jamie quizzed her about the lack of paps, the starlet added: "I don't think people care that much.
"The people they write about in the gossip magazines is the same people as 35 years ago.
"There are just not that many people. "
To listen to the full episode of Jame Laing and Frances Boulle's Private Parts with Zara Larsson click here
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