Jessica Ennis might have been the Olympics 2012 poster girl, but even she has body hang ups

Gold medal heptathlete admits she fears her muscles make her look 'butch'

Jessica Ennis’ toned abs made her the pin-up girl for the Olympics 2012.

But the gold medal-winning heptathlete has revealed even she has body hang-ups, despite having a figure millions of women aspire to.

Jessica Ennis became the poster girl for the Olympics 2012 but she has body hang ups tooWriting in her new autobiography, Unbelievable: From My Childhood Dreams to Winning Olympic Gold, Jess admitted she fears her muscular arms make her look 'butch.'


In fact, the 26-year-old often covers them up as she they make her feel self-conscious.

"As a teenage girl I was more self-conscious," she writes. "I would not wear certain things and to some extent I am the same now and will usually cover my arms.

"I look at myself in the mirror and think I am a bit butch, but you get to a point where you finally understand that looks do not matter so much."


Jessica Ennis admitted she worries her muscles make her look masculineThe Sheffield-born athlete also said that like most women, she is self-critical when she looks in the mirror.

She explained: “I don’t look in the mirror and think, 'oh God, yeah.' I don’t think I'm anything special."


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