Lauren Goodger says reality stars 'have had so much work done'
- Bang Showbiz
- 11 March 2021
According to Lauren Goodger, the new stars of 'The Only Way Is Essex' have had "so much work done"
Lauren Goodger thinks the new cast of 'The Only Way Is Essex' have had "so much work done".
The 34-year-old beauty – who appeared on the show between 2010 and 2012 – believes that the popular programme and its stars have changed markedly over the years.
She reflected: "It was so much more innocent and genuine. Now, you’ve got these 19 year olds – they’ve had so much work done.
"We didn’t – we came on and did our own make-up. They’ve got hair and make-up, stylists, extensions … we were real, no extensions no nothing. It was what it was.
"We done all our own make-up, everything. Even the adverts, we did our own make-up and took our own clothes."
Lauren didn't make much money during her time on the show. However, she earned a good living by appearing at clubs and other events.
Speaking on Robert Hisee's 'The MindKite' podcast, she revealed: "They didn’t supply anything. Never got paid, nah – £50 a day.
"We used to make money out of PAs. Instagram wasn't about when I first started. I used to hate it. Two or three [a night]. It was always me and Arg always.
"He never drove and I used to drive. I remember driving to Hull or somewhere mad, but I would never stay in a hotel and I didn’t drink. I’d want to get home. I used to stand there and you just had queues of people, 'Can I have a photo?'"
Lauren also thinks the rise of rival shows has changed things for the new generation of 'TOWIE' stars.
She said: "We won a BAFTA for the first series – it was such a hit we use to get millions of views, for these people meeting us in clubs must have been surreal. Now, there’s so many reality stars – Jesus, I don’t even know half of them!"