Amy Willerton is a contestant on ITV’s I’m A Celebrity..Get Me Out Of Here 2013!
Date of Birth: 18 August 1992
Phobias: “Weird things creep me out like china dolls!”
Missing any special occasion: “I have been so busy I haven’t had a chance to check my diary but I am sure I will be”.
Relationship status: Single
Miss Universe GB model Amy Willerton admits she would love to find love under the jungle stars.
Smiling, Amy says: “I am completely and utterly single. I have no idea who is going in the jungle but I am going in knowing I might meet someone in there.
“If I meet someone in the jungle who is right, then who knows what will happen…!
“But I am really looking forward to it all as it is going to be such a challenge.
“When I first got the call to see if I would be interested, I was really shocked, scared and excited as it is such an intense thing. But I am 21 and I am going to throw myself into everything.”
And the 21-year-old, who has jetted in from Moscow where she was competing in the global Miss Universe modelling competition to join I’m A Celebrity, has also promised to give her fellow campers lessons on how to strut themselves along the catwalk as she pledges to wear plenty of bikinis during her stint in the jungle.
“I have spent the three weeks leading up to the jungle strutting and posing on the catwalk for Miss Universe in Moscow,” she declares. “It is watched by 110 million people and your walk has to be flawless. And so yes, of course I am up for showing everyone how to model, just as I am wearing a bikini. It will be nice, though, to strip back, wear no make-up and be completely natural.”
Amy first shot to fame as the winner of Katie Price’s TV reality show, ‘Signed by Katie Price’, two years ago, but subsequently she refused to sign up with the star, instead choosing to forge a career on her own. Although she always has to look her best for the cameras, she says she is prepared to rough it and put her heart and soul into the challenges posed in the jungle.
“This is such a great life experience,” admits the model. “And if anyone had said two years ago that I would be at Miss Universe and then flying to the jungle, I would have been gob-smacked because it is so cool.
“I am ready to give the challenges a go because you do have the responsibility of feeding everyone. I want to try and bring as many stars back as possible. I don’t want to let anybody down.
“I don’t have any massive phobias as such. In my family, if there is a spider, I am the one they send to get it. My phobias are actually stupid ones like china dolls. I am more scared of a china doll than I am a spider – which I know is stupid! Weird things creep me out.”
Revealing she is going to miss her family the most, Amy also cites the lack of food as a big issue to overcome.
“I absolutely adore food and even though I am walking around for Miss Universe in a bikini, I have been munching on cookies whenever I can,” she explains. “I am terrible. But the only thing I can say is that I have been quite disciplined as I did a lot of training in the run-up to the competition and I ate a lot of clean, healthy food, so we will just have to see.
“Although as my mum has pointed out, I am grumpy when I am hungry!
“I will definitely miss my family the most whilst I am in the jungle.
“Whenever I have any moments of self-doubt, I will always get on the phone to my mum who will tell me it is ok and so I am going to really miss my mum’s voice.”
She thinks she is an all-rounder when it comes to her role in the camp and Amy says she would love to help out with the cooking too.
“I would definitely love to be the female Gino D’Acampo,” she says. “I am not a professional chef but I love getting my hands into food and cooking. I do think I am a good listener as well. For my age, I have had a lot of life experience. I like giving advice and I think I will be everyone’s friend. I would like to think I would lift everyone’s spirits up in the midst of hunger and boredom.”
Revealing she’d love Oprah Winfrey to join her around the campfire, Amy is not planning to be too confrontational. “I am pretty good when it comes to arguments,” she admits. “But if someone upsets me, I will find it very hard not to say something. If someone is unnecessarily horrible to someone, then I will defend them.”
As for whether her stint in the jungle is the start of a TV career and Amy happily reveals she would love to do more shows.
“I would absolutely love a career in television,” she adds. “I am at the right age. The world is an oyster for me right now. I am going to roll with it and see what happens. I just really want to have a lot of fun.”