Big Fat Gypsy Weddings star wants royal dress

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 March 2012
Duchess Catherine

Duchess Catherine and Prince William

'Big Fat Gypsy Weddings' star Santana Casey wants a replica of Duchess Catherine's wedding dress when she eventually ties the knot

Big Fat Gypsy Weddings' Santana Casey wants a replica of Duchess Catherine's wedding dress for her big day.

The 16-year-old star - who celebrated her birthday on the Channel 4 show last week with a 16-tier cake - has set her sights on an "exact copy" of the gown which the royal, who was known as Kate Middleton before her nuptials, wore when she tied the knot to Prince William in April 2011.

She said: "I'd like an exact copy of Kate Middleton's wedding dress.

"It was so plain and traditional, but the lace made it really rich-looking and the train was lovely.

"She's an inspiration to young girls in our community because she's very pure and modest and that's how we strive to be.

"Some of the girls wear big Jordan-style dresses but we're not all like that. If it's what they like then that's nice, but I'm just not into all the bling, it's a bit over the top for me.

"Kate's dress was still beautiful and special, but very modest too."

Despite being in her teens, Santana admits she rarely goes out on the town with her friends because she "can't be bothered" to get dolled up for such an occasion.

She added to The Sun newspaper: "I don't wear dresses very much because you always have to watch yourself and the way you sit to be modest. In shorts and jeans, you can run around more.

"If I do wear a dress, I wear shorts underneath in case I fall over or something, otherwise it's shameful.

"When a travelling girl goes out, she has to be perfect -- spray tan, nails, eyelashes. And most of the time, I can't be bothered. I'd rather stay at home.

"I'd love to get eyelash implants and a Hollywood smile one day though."

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