Who is Gemma Collins? The Only Way Is Essex star who sells her own dresses and is queen of memes


GEMMA Collins is the Towie star who refers to herself as “The GC” and famously lasted only 72 hours in the I’m A Celebrity jungle.

The Essex girl has divided viewers in the past but recently has been killing it on the internet. But what do we know about her?

 Gemma Collins is a 36-year-old Towie star

Gemma Collins is a 36-year-old Towie star

Who is Gemma Collins, how old is she and what is her background?

Reality star Gemma Collins, 36, grew up in Romford and attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School, where the likes of Amy Winehouse and Rita Ora studied.

She shot to fame in 2011 after landing a major role on The Only Way Is Essex in the second series.

Despite starting out as a car salesperson, Gemma’s popularity on the show allowed her to launch her own clothing line and boutique shop alongside numerous TV appearances, including her short stint on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here in 2014.

 In 2014, Gemma took part in I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here on ITV

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In 2014, Gemma took part in I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here on ITV

What TV shows has she appeared on other than Towie?

After she shot to fame in Towie, the star has featured in a host of shows, including 8 Out of 10 Cats, Celebrity Juice, Loose Women and Celebrity Big Brother in 2016.

The star was evicted from CBB with just three days to go until the final and spent a total of 29 days in the house.

In 2014, Gemma took part in I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here on ITV, but pulled out after just 72 hours in the jungle for health reasons.

Also that year she made an appearance on reality diving show Splash, but was eliminated in a Splash-off with Michaela Strachan.

Gemma – who got people talking in July after wearing an unusual orange dress with large shoulder pads to a celebrity party – also starred in Sugar Free Farm early in 2017 where celebrities completely ditch sugar from their diets for two weeks.

Her non-TV related projects include releasing her own autobiography, called Basically: My Real Life, in 2013 and running her clothing boutique in Essex.

 Gemma has made the most of the fame that Towie has brought her

Gemma has made the most of the fame that Towie has brought her

Who has Gemma Collins dated?

Gemma famously dated her Towie co-star James “Arg” Argent on and off throughout 2012.

The Sun revealed that Gemma and Arg enjoyed secret sex romps the very same week he reunited with Lydia Bright who he had spent six months trying to woo back.

She then dated car mechanic Rami Hawash, who made several appearances on Towie.

The pair announced their engagement on 27 December 2013, although this was broken off several weeks later.

Her love life has been a bit of a roller coaster in recent years, with the Romford-born star dating barman JJ Goodman and then revealing she had a crush on co-star Jon Clark – sending him a host of dirty text messages to make her feelings perfectly clear.

Having been unable to find Mr. Right, the broody star is considering going it alone to have a baby, and her visits to the doctors to discuss her options has been documented on Towie.

However, Gemma was left devastated when a fertility specialist told her she had a low egg count.

 The Towie star has admitted that she hopes the surgery will help her bag a new man

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The Towie star has admitted that she hopes the surgery will help her bag a new man

Has Gemma Collins got a designer vagina?

Gemma made a saucy revelation of her own recently – that she her privates looks good enough to be in a movie.

The Towie beauty had an intimate £2,000 procedure in March 2015, and she hasn’t looked back since, joining the likes of Danniella Westbrook and Real Housewives of Cheshire star Tanya Bardsley who had their own laser treatments.

Speaking shortly after the procedure, Gemma said: “I actually pride myself – I’m mega-confident because I know I’ve got a designer vagina.

“It looks like something you’d see in a movie.”

And speaking to Closer magazine, Gemma has admitted she now hopes her new look will help her get a new man.

“Designer vaginas are all the rage in Essex and it’s an important part of my rebranding. I’ve become a virgin again,” she joked.

The star now has “facials” on her privates, which includes steaming, scrubbing and exfoliating.

Gemma Collins declares it is ‘Flamingo Friday’ as she flogs goods from her new store

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