The Geordie Shore star’s own career is not too different to that of embattled Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague as both have been handed top jobs with zero effort thanks to their budget TV fame
Charlotte Crosby has been reflecting on her career over the past decade and thinks she’s done a pretty good job of working hard for her success.
The 31-year-old reality star shot to fame back in 2001 as an original cast member of MTV’s long-running reality show, Geordie Shore – which captured Charlotte enduring the ups and downs of partying and drinking around Newcastle.
She subsequently appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2013 and has since appeared on shows including Celebrity Coach Trip, Celebs Go Dating, Celebrity Storage Hunters, and the Australian version of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
With such a high number of reality shows under her belt, the star has also been handed a deal with budget fashion brand In The Style – and has even branched out into the ultimate z-list celeb money maker; the fitness DVD.
Despite being known for her partying ways and argumentative attitude, Charlotte says she is proud of all the hard work she has endured to build her reality star empire – which also includes books and her own Geordie Shore spin-off show – hinting at a canny business mind underneath the loud mouthed facade.
She told new! magazine: “It’s been 10 years now since I joined Geordie Shore. I don’t give myself enough credit for everything I’ve done.
“When I was 23, I’d done six series of [Geordie Shore], won Celebrity Big Brother, had my own TV show travelling around the world and just landed my first fashion deal with In The Style, who I still work with to this day.
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“Since then, I’ve had three of my own shows – it’s crazy. I’ve done more than some would do in their lifetime in 10 years. I’m very proud of myself.”
Charlotte’s opinion comes at a time when fellow reality star Molly-Mae Hague has boasted about working hard for her success despite their being scant evidence to support it.
The former Love Island contestant sparked a furious backlash when she claimed she had “worked my absolute arse off to get where I am now” – when fans have only ever seen her appear on one ITV2 reality show before she was handed a high-paid creative director position at a budget fashion brand.
The backlash against Molly-Mae has signalled that reality fans are growing weary of seeing stars raking in huge fortunes for very little effort.
In contrast, some reality stars like Towie stars Gemma Collins and Tommy Mallet have manage to build millionaire empires by launching their own businesses at the same time cracking into the reality realm.
While US reality superstars The Kardashians have managed to build billion dollar empires by launching and managing their own businesses while also featuring on TV as opposed to simply being handed endorsement deals.
Charlotte’s latest fitness app, titled Blitz n Burn, is available via the Apple and Android App Store starting at £14.99 per month.