Made in Chelsea’s Verity Bowditch reveals that being on a reality TV show is ‘beneficial’ when it comes to business and insists that she will continue to film while pursuing her latest entrepreneurial venture.
Chatting to hosts Bobby Norris and Stephen Leng on Access All Areas, the 26 year-old was adamant that being a reality star is advantageous when it comes to growing a business: “Being on reality TV has so many advantages and it also shows traits about your personality as well in business.”
The blonde beauty stated that her reality background has never hindered her in the business world: “I haven’t had one meeting where someone has pre-judged me. They’ve judged me on literally what they see is what they get.”
“People sort of go, ok maybe you’re not that dumb reality star who’s trying to do a business that’s not working.”
Verity also highlighted that many of the traits of being a reality star actually overlap with being a good businesswoman: “It shows that you don’t take life too seriously, it shows that you can have a lot of fun, it shows that you probably take some big risks, and that you don’t care what people think about you.”
“I think that’s some really great traits to have in business, so if anything, it should be beneficial.”
The Made in Chelsea star, who’s vegan restaurant business Clean Kitchen is growing by 30% month-on-month, said times have changed with regard to how reality stars are perceived in the business world: “I think maybe back in some past years there may have been that stigma around reality, but I think that is massively changing.”
“There’s been some mega successful businesses that reality stars have created so there’s no reason to think that a reality star can’t create something amazing because there’s loads of people doing it.”
Verity also explained how being on Made in Chelsea is essentially like running a business in itself: “Being on reality television is also a business you know; let’s get more followers, let’s get on a platform to then do what we want to do with that.”
In relation to her own social media platform and the impact she’s had on many of her follower’s eating habits’, Verity commented: “I’m massively passionate about compassion towards animals and I really want people to see them as real-life beings… and I feel like I’ve done that really well and I would never have been able to do that without good old Made In Chelsea.”
When asked about how she balances both ventures simultaneously, the star revealed it can be tough at times: “I’m not gonna lie there have been moments where I’m like, am I taking on too much here?”
She added: “By the end of the series you’re like, what’s just happened? The roller coaster of my life; my emotions have just been everywhere, especially if you’re in a relationship on one.”
However, Verity reassured fans she’s in no position to quit the show any time soon: “I couldn’t give it up I just love doing Made in Chelsea so much. Reality is such a crazy scenario and yeah I really enjoy it, so I couldn’t give it up.”
Verity also commented on Made in Chelsea’s filming schedule and compared it to Bobby’s experience on TOWIE, which has a much quicker turn-around time from filming to air: “I don’t know which is the best way, how you guys do it or how we do it. It’s just weird because I forgot what headspace I was in 2 months ago when I filmed that. Like we’ve got 3 episodes left to film of this series and it hasn’t even aired yet, so I can’t even remember what happened in episode 1!”
Verity later teased the next series of MIC, which is due to finish filming very soon: “I can’t wait to watch it back. This series is pretty good.”
Listen to the full episode of Access All Areas, also featuring Cheryl Hole here.