Maria Fowler: Lauren Pope is ruthless

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 January 2012
Maria Fowler

Maria Fowler

Maria Fowler thinks her former best friend and 'The Only Way Is Essex' co-star Lauren Pope is the "most ruthless person" she's ever met

Maria Fowler thinks Lauren Pope is the "most ruthless person" she's ever met.

The 25-year-old star - who quit the ITV2 reality show last week - explained while the pair used to be best friends, she doesn't want to follow in the footsteps of the DJ and become a "desperate 30-year-old clinging on to the show for fame".

She explained: "Lauren is the most ruthless person I've ever met. The only time I've heard from her recently is when she left a nasty message on my answerphone on New Year's Eve (31.12.11), bitching about my looks.

"I won't miss the stress of that, and I certainly don't want to be a desperate 30-year-old clinging on to the show for fame."

Although the former glamour model admitted bowing out of 'TOWIE' felt like "the last day at school", she knows her life isn't in Essex any longer.

Maria added in an interview with Reveal magazine: "We agreed my life isn't in Essex any more. I did cry after the meeting with producers, though - it felt like the last day at school when you leave everything you know behind."

However, the Derby-born beauty is hoping she will follow in the footsteps of former 'TOWIE' star Mark Wright, who is "much happier" since quitting the series earlier this year.

She said: "He is much happier since he left 'TOWIE'. Everyone on the show is a character and Mark can be himself now, not Mark The Player or Mark The Cheat."

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