GEMMA Collins is now a multi-millionaire and so rich she wears a brand new pair of knickers every day and is moving to super-posh Knightsbridge.
The GC claims she’s worth £5million after being inundated with lucrative TV offers since catapulting to fame on The Only Way is Essex.
Boasting about how she’s not bothered about vicious abuse online because she’s rolling in it, the 38-year-old told The Sun: “I take no notice of trolls because my bank balance is growing and growing and growing and growing – they can troll me all they want.
“I’m currently looking at a property in Knightsbridge and I’m literary speaking to you on the Kings Road shopping for furniture.”
She’s even rich enough to buy a new pair of Marks & Spencer underwear everyday.
Gemma says she often only wears her pants once because she’s so busy travelling the world.
When she is back in the UK, she wants to put down roots leaving her beloved Essex to start up a new home in Knightsbridge, West London – the same neighbourhood where William and Kate, Princess Eugenie and Prince Edward currently reside.
The viral star – who now has her own show Diva Forever – sees the switch as a timely reminder to trolls just how well her career is going.
Gemma explains: “I’ll always be an Essex girl at heart but I’ve matured and I’ve evolved and with my work I’m in the West End all the time.
“I’m not the Towie girl I once was, I’m not that girl anymore.
“I’ve not forgotten where I came from but I’ve grown and I’ve evolved and that is the secret to being a reality star.”
Gemma certainly thinks she has the secret to sustainability.
She burst onto the scene in 2011 as a mouthy car saleswoman in the ITV reality series.
And eight years later, she’s left her co-stars in her wake by becoming the standout Towie success story.
So how has she managed to do it? “The reason why I’ve carried on in this industry for ten years is not because I was on holiday every five minutes,” she says.
“I’m not one of these average reality people that are permanently doing Instagram posts, I break the mould, I break the internet.
“I constantly know that showbiz is going to be short-lived, you have to grab every opportunity as well as you can.”
She also says modern day reality stars have to be incredibly thick-skinned given the vicious online abuse they regularly receive from trolls.
Gemma has been a target more than most, though has never received therapy for it, but luckily she’s now got a team in place to run her social media, so she no longer has to look at it – not that the harsh put-downs bother her now anyway.
She explains: “I’ve never had to make a phone call about trolling, I’ve never asked for help dealing with it.
“I’ve got a thick skin and I’m savvy enough to know that, no offence, the money I make, the trolls are just so insignificant in my life.
“I don’t agree with the way that abuse is freely batted around the internet that is very, very wrong.
“But listen, I haven’t got time to look at the trolling because I’m so busy doing jobs.
“My advice is if you’re sitting on the internet all day you’re going to find it but for me now like I don’t even notice it to be honest.
“I’m like, ‘Come and kill me honey’. I’m so over it.
“I am the Queen of Memes. I’m the first reality star to break the internet, people can’t touch me.
“If other reality stars call me I’ll give them some advice but they have to be thick-skinned.
“If they’re sitting indoors on social media all day they need to be out grafting and getting to the top if showbiz is what they want to do.”
This week Gemma waded into the Paul Hollywood NDA row after he was dumped for asking his girlfriend Summer Monteys-Fullam to sign it.
Taking the Great British Bake Off judge’s side, Gemma confessed she would leave her boyfriend James Argent if he refused to agree to her demands.
The pair have had a tumultuous romance, including an explosive break-up back in February when Arg, 31, laid into her weight, saying she had “more rolls than Greggs”.
They appear to be back on, for the time being, but she explains: “In the past, James and I did have conversations and I said to him both of us would sign a prenup.
“And if James didn’t sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement), I’d be like ‘see you later honey’.
“I totally back what Paul Hollywood did.”
Gemma is back on our screens with new reality show Diva Forever, which started on Wednesday on ITVBe.
She claims to have taken a hands-on role behind the camera, ensuring every aspect of her life is put out there for all to see.
Gemma said: “It’s warts and all. There’s going to be moments where you’re like, ‘oh my God’ then you’ll be crying, then you’ll be laughing.
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“I wanted to make something a little bit different, it’s not your average reality show.
“You 100 per cent see the businesswoman in me, you see me directing the cameras you see me producing.
“Long-term that is something I want to get into, just like Guy Ritchie. “I love directing as I’ve got such a fantastic, a creative mind.”
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