Guy Sebastian was told he was 'too fat' to break into the music industry

'They told me I was too fat': Guy Sebastian reveals his heartbreaking struggle to break into the music industry after being labelled unattractive

By Monique Friedlander For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 05:27 BST, 25 June 2019 | Updated: 05:35 BST, 25 June 2019


He may be blessed with incredible vocal talents, but Guy Sebastian says his physical appearance almost prevented him from making it big as a musician.   

In a shocking confession on Monday night's episode of The Voice, the 37-year-old candidly revealed he was once told he was 'too fat' to make it as a singer.

Speaking to contestant Diana Rouvas, the father-of-two confessed: 'I quit my uni degree and... I recorded demos and I went to labels and they told me I was too fat.' 

'They told me I didn't have the look. I was a weird looking dude with an afro, like fair enough!' he added. 

Having forged a lucrative career since the initial setback, Guy imparted some sage words of advice upon aspiring star Diana. 

'I think some people will use that rejection as fuel but I think with you...  I don't think you should do that. I think you should forget it and bury it because I think when you use that fuel, it kind of brings out this block and this wall and this fire that is hard

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