Rarely seen X Factor star Louisa Johnson shows off tattoos in string bikini on Ibiza beach
RARELY seen star of The X Factor Louisa Johnson was spotted showing off her tattoos in a tiny string bikini in Ibiza.
The singer flew to the Spanish island this week, where she was spotted soaking up the sun on the beach.
Louisa, 24, who won the show’s twelfth series in 2015, slipped into a cream bikini as she relaxed at Cala Bassa Beach Club.
The star smiled broadly as she chatted and laughed with friends on the white sand as she enjoyed some much-needed time out this week.
The So Good singer – whose bikini was embellished with tiny seashells – completed her look with a straw hat and dainty gold jewelry.
Louisa showed off her incredible figure and toned belly, as well as her tattoos on her chest and shoulders, letting her blonde locks flow freely.
It comes as Louisa takes time out to support West Life on their The Wild Dreams Tour – having performed with them in Colchester.
Louisa, who won The X Factor in 2017, is also due to appear in Doncaster’s TFest line-up in September this year.
Last year, Louisa revealed she had fallen into such deep depression in the years since winning that she had considered taking her own life.
She signed a recording contract with Simon Cowell and scored a top ten with her first single, a cover of Bob Dylan’s Forever Young.
But a few months after her triumph, Louisa found herself in a dark place mentally, struggling with life in the spotlight and unable to cope with the pressures of stardom.
Despite a sold-out UK tour in 2016 and a successful collaboration with Clean Bandit, she would spend the next four years battling depression, panic attacks and PTSD.
Things came to a head on her 23rd birthday in January this year when thoughts of possibly killing herself clouded her mind and she checked herself into rehab to recover.
Louisa, from Thurrock, Essex, said of the dark times: “I woke up and didn’t want to be here anymore.
“I was so sick of it, I was done. I wanted someone to shake me up. Unhappiness was like an annoying gnat that wouldn’t go away – it kept harassing me, bugging me.
“I thought about killing myself. But it was an idea rather than ‘that’s it, I’m doing it.
“I have, what I like to call, a ball of fire inside of me and I know I never would because there’s so much to look forward to in life. But that didn’t stop me from thinking about it.
“Even though I’ve struggled, I know there’s a little part of me that’s a fighter. I won’t give up.