STAR KICKS OFF HEELS TO SHOW NEW SIDE
I’LL have to be careful here – I’ve got no knickers on.” How else was Katie Price to open her Cardiff gig? The public figure and former glamour model was interviewed at St David’s Hall on Friday night as part of her UK tour.
Katie, formerly known as Jordan, has had her name splashed in the papers a lot over the past few weeks.
Not only has she discovered that her husband, Kieran Hayler, cheated on her once again, but she also recently revealed the devastating news that her mum has been diagnosed with a terminal lung illness.
Despite the heartache, she appeared on stage in the Welsh capital to reveal a different side of herself – a funny and, honestly, yes – quite a lovable Pricey.
She’s never really moved far from her hometown in Brighton.
“I like staying close to home,” she said.
“If I go shopping I go in Brighton because I feel safe there.
“I don’t really like going anywhere else.”
It was the start of an interview that exposed a more vulnerable side to the former model.
She explained she only worked as a page three model for a year, which is quite surprising considering it’s what she’s most renowned for.
“I didn’t tell anyone when I did my first shoot,” she said,
“But they don’t pay as much as people think they do.
“I got £90 for three hours’ work at The Sun.
“But The Daily Star paid more – they paid £120.”
Price’s ability to talk frankly, without caring what anyone else thinks, is what draws people to the TV star.
Whether you like her, or disagree with how she lives her life, there’s something that’s very real about her.
She flung off her high heels on stage and popped her feet up on the sofa because she had blisters.
As she cwtched up on the sofa clutching a pillow it was almost as if you were chatting to her in her living room.
Even when she talked about her time at the Playboy Mansion she exposed a sense of humanity that is rarely shared by celebs.
Price said: “When I was younger I lived with Hugh Hefner at the Play- boy mansion for about six weeks, but to be a girlfriend you have to do the deed and I did not want to do the deed.
“He’s a really nice guy though. I just didn’t want to do it.
“But I went to the famous grotto and I marked my territory – I p***ed in it.”
She was also very open about how she works as a business woman.
From her autobiographies to her novels to her music – the Pricey empire is still going strong and she knows how to keep the brand alive.
The star often gets criticised for looking bizarre at press launches.
In the past she has dressed up as a mermaid and she even got her hands on a horse costume at one point.
“I don’t know why people think I think I look good in these things,” explained Katie.
“I look like such a d**k when I look in the mirror.
“But when you do something different the press write about it and promote my pro- duct.
“I may not be the brainiest, but I know how too make money.”
She even n laughed off the costume she wore when she auditioned to represent the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest more than 10 years ago.
“I looked like a pink condom,” she laughed.
While there may not have been enough time to speak about all the heartbreak in her life, there was plenty of time to see a glimpse of the woman behind the camera.
A Katie that laughs, loves and definitely isn’t planning on going away any time soon.
I’ll have to be careful here – I’ve got no knickers on