Don’t hate me for my bikini hols... it’s my job!
‘WORK HARD, PLAY HARD’ STAR HITS BACK AT CRITICS
MYLEENE ON LOVE, LIFE, KIDS AND
on holiday and my kids see me Skyping they might say ‘hello’ and go off and then they’ll say, ‘did you have a good meeting?’. I don’t want them to think they go to school preparing themselves for a ‘bad job’. I want them to know I go out the door with a skip and come back saying ‘I bossed it’. I work for a great team of women and they are badass. It is true that if you do a job you love you never work a day in your life.”
She credits her famous bikini shower moment in the I’m A Celebrity jungle in 2006 for turning her life around. She says: “I planned to be a session musician. I took a shower in a white bikini and ended up a model for Marks & Spencer for five years. Everyone thinks it was a strategy. But if I had known the power of that shower, I would have done it down Oxford Street years ago.” Having survived the male dominated music scene, she hates the way successful women get called “bossy”. She says: “There is no difference between men and women. You have to be direct. Say yes and do it. There’s a parody of how women should be in business – like a ball breaker.
“I don’t take no for an answer, but I’m not afraid to say ‘I don’t know’. It’s annoying a man can be a boss but a woman is bossy.”
She credits her background for her tough nature. “I am a Navy brat,” she laughs. “My dad was in the PR boss Simon
JANUARY, SRI LANKA Off into the waves for some body-boarding