Gemma Collins was voted as TOWIE’s Greatest Icon during its 10th-anniversary special. The media personality took to social media to thank her fans as well as to hit back at brands that refused to dress her on the show as she was labelled ‘too fat’.
Gemma proved she’s had the last laugh and all thanks to her own success as a fashion entrepreneur as she has recently been showing off the results of her three stone weight loss during a sunny getaway to Greece where she promoted her latest clothing range.
It comes after reports that she is set to cash in a deal with the fashion brand ‘In The Style’. The deal follows the huge success of her ‘meme collection’ with the retailer, with big names like Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall who have been seen wearing clothes from the range.
In a pre-recorded video that aired during TOWIE’s 10th-anniversary special on Sunday, Gemma thanked fans for voting her as the most iconic cast member of the decade.
The media personality went onto share the video with her fans on Instagram, captioning the post: “Thank you SO MUCH No 1 I.C.O.N. The show holds such dear memories for me and I will never forget that if it wasn’t for TOWIE I would not be where I am today!!”
“I love the fans so much and here’s to another wonderful ten years of TOWIE I love you all the TOWIE fans and just remember BE YOU. thank you TOWIE and congrats to all.” – She added.
In the video clip, Gemma Collins says: “Obviously, I was confident when I went on the show, but a lot of clothing brands wouldn’t lend me their clothing because they said I was too fat.”
“I was a size 14/16, and you know I’m bigger now, and basically I’ve got my own clothing brand. So to everyone who wouldn’t lend me clothing or put me in their brands, what you got to say now, huns?” – She added.
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The show holds such dear memories for me and I will never forget that if it wasn’t for TOWIE I would not be where I am today !! I love the fans so much and here’s to another wonderful ten years of TOWIE 🙌🏻🙌🏻 i love you all the TOWIE fans and just remember BE YOU ✌🏻 thank you TOWIE and congrats to all 💗
Gemma Collins also thanked fans on Twitter for voting for her as TOWIE’s Greatest Icon.
Thank you to all the TOWIE fans who’s voted me N01 ICON 💗 thank you TOWIE it’s been emosh ✌🏻 https://t.co/mZ12BKZ7LL
— Gemma Collins (@missgemcollins) September 6, 2020
The latest series of The Only Way Is Essex will start next Sunday, September 13th, at 9PM on ITVBe.