ZARA McDermott has revealed she was sent death threats by cruel trolls after she uploaded a video of her singing.
The Love Island star, 21, opened up about the effect the online bullying has had on her as she was inundated with vile messages after sharing a clip of herself singing Ariana Grande’s Sweetener.
In a series of Instagram posts, she wrote: “I usually try not to let things get to me but right now feel really upset. I put up a video of me singing last night. I’ve only done that a few times in my life because I have a fear of singing in public which stemmed from when I was bullied at school.
“I am trying so hard every day to overcome my fear of singing to people as I love singing and taught myself the piano from the age of 11. I sang in the villa and all my friends in there gave me so much confidence.”
The former government adviser continued: “However I have had so many nasty disgusting messages from people telling me to kill myself and never sing again. It has taken so much confidence for me to put that out there. I can never understand why someone would want to take that confidence from another person.”
She added: “If you are thinking of messaging me something negative, DON’T.”
Zara surprised followers when she posted the clip of her amazing voice after building up the confidence to share it.
She revealed that she’d love a career in music, but isn’t sure she could get up on stage just yet.
However she did sing during her time on ITV2 dating show and she believes her singing talent is what helped her win over boyfriend Adam Collard.
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She told The Star: “I’d never really sang in front of that many people before, but I did in the villa.
“I felt comfortable in front of everyone so I was singing all the time and it helped build my confidence.
“I had so many compliments, I think the reason Adam fell in love with me was because on the second night we were in there I was singing Ordinary People by John Legend.”
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