It’s not always easy being a celebrity. No matter what they do, they’re often criticised for it and sometimes they just can’t win. So, at Uspire we’ve decided to shine a light on some of our fave VIPs and remind you that many of them are down-to-earth and real, just like us.
In the fifth offering of our #PositivePeeps series, we want to give a massive shout out to the one and only Gemma Collins – who first found fame on The Only Way is Essex.
Sometimes classed as Marmite – you either love her or you hate her – we can firmly say that we are fans of the ‘GC’ and admire her massively for what she’s gone on to achieve since landing a part on the ITV2 series back in 2011.
Not only has she built her own fashion empire and landed her very own television show, Gemma has also starred on hit TV series such as Dancing on Ice and Celebrity Big Bother… and provided plenty of LOLs along the way!
But what we love most about Gemma is her ability to always look on the bright side of life. She’s had her fair share of abuse from trolls and the media, but she doesn’t let it get her down and always comes back as sassy and as glam as always.
Gemma was recently forced to alter the latest series of her reality show, Diva Forever, when the Uk went into lockdown due to the global coronavirus pandemic. However, rather than cancel it altogether, Gemma invited the cameras into her home and renamed the show Diva On Lockdown. Yaaaaaaaaaaas Queen!
Gemma even let viewers see her softer side as she became tearful at times, but in true GC style, when things got a bit tough, she just whacked on a pair of shades and blasted out Queen’s I Want To Break Free.
Gemma, who turns 40 next year, recently revealed that she wants to start a family in her forties and send a positive message whilst doing so.
“I would love to have a child. It would be great for me and such a positive message for all the girls out there who don’t want to rush their life or their life has taken different a direction, like me who’s put their career first,” she said.
“But in my forties I’d love everybody to see The GC walking around with a pram,” she added to The Sun.
We personally think Gemma has already done a great job of inspiring young women and girls since bursting onto our TV screens, and we cannot wait to see what she gets up to next.
As we head into the weekend, we’ll leave you with one of our all time favourite quotes from the GC… “Hun, we ain’t living in the Truman Show. It’s not perfect every day.”
Gemma, we stan!