So, I've been asked to describe what it's like to be a lesbian
celebrity? Sorry to disappoint but I couldn't answer that since I
don't really feel like I am one. A celebrity I mean... I definitely
feel like a lesbian.
Whereas other reality TV folk spend their days getting dolled up
in sparkly sponsored evening wear to attend Leicester Square film
premieres or appearing on various humorous shows on the box, the
highlight of my 'fame' thus far has been talking a security guard
at an abandoned mental asylum in East London into giving me and my
extremely tall friend a night-time guided tour because he liked me
in Big Brother (thanks G)...
The backing from people that I've had nation-wide and even
internationally for myself and my band has been mind blowing. I'm
so thankful for that. But on a day-to-day basis, and barring the
odd autograph signing, photo or the awesome online support, my life
hasn't changed that much. I am still an expert at thrifty food
shopping, though thankfully my days of supermarket dumpster diving
are over. I still get too drunk at house parties and fall asleep on
the night bus. I still have the same friends and I'm still just
another girl in this massive city trying to work out who I am and
where exactly I'm going.
Since leaving Big Brother, I've regrouped with my band Voodoo
Hussy. We released our debut single Say You Love Me in December
before heading out on our first UK tour which was cut short due,
mostly, to Mother Nature's snowy revenge. We're going to give it
another go in September which, global warming permitting, should
actually happen this time around. I've worked hard on curbing my
temper after realising what a massive bell-end I can be sometimes.
I've also launched my own range of t-shirts - the ultimate attire
for miserable cynics. AND... I've fallen in love - this time with a
real life lesbian - and it seems that my days of chasing
unobtainable straight girls are finally over.
You can see me and some of my Soho comrades in the new show 'The
Candy Bar Girls' which kicked off last week. It's at 10pm on
Channel Five every Thursday for the next 5 weeks and I'm loving it.
Whatever people may think of the setting, the 'characters' or the
issues that crop up during the course of the series, I think it's
epic that real lesbians are finally getting their chance to show
that there is far more to us than just the stereotypes we've been
burdened with for years and hey, that's got to be a good thing