Gemma Collins is making sure she goes out on 2021 with a bang – by bagging a six figure fee in a collaboration with TikTok.
The 40-year-old reality star has almost 75,000 followers on TikTok – while she also boasts 1.2 million followers on Twitter and over 2.2 million on Instagram.
No stranger to endorsement deals, the GC has worked with a range of brands in the past – from budget airline company Wizz Air to Poundland.
Now the star is set to gain some extra cash from Chinese owned TikTok who are said to be paying her £200,000 for a new collaborative project.
A source told The Sun: “Gemma earned enough cash to wrap her Christmas presents with fifty pound notes this year.
“She knows how to hustle and works hard for her cash – and bagging over £200,000 for teaming up with TikTok was a nice way to round off the year.”
“After working her socks off over the past 12 months, Gemma has put her feet up over Christmas but come the New Year she’ll be back out there. In 2022 Gemma has vowed to work even harder – fans have much to look forward to.”
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While the source may have been joking that Gemma wrapped her Christmas gifts in £50 notes, it is clear that the reality icon splashed the cash on her loved ones.
Boyfriend and rumoured fiancé Rami Hawash was one of those close to the star to be showered with presents – with Gemma sharing a snap of him posing while surrounded by gifts from labels including Dolce & Gabbana and Versace.
She captioned the snap, shared on Instagram: “Merry Christmas to the one I LOVE thank you for making my life so complete @rami_hawash_.
“I love you, looking forward to our life together forever.”
But some jealous followers turned on the star – hitting out to critics her for “showing off” her wealth.
One disappointed user commented: “Lot of empty designer store bags there. Sorry, but that’s just plain showing off.”
Another said: “Most of your fans don’t have much this Christmas and this is how you show off yours. Tut Tut Tut.”
And a further bitter follower snarked: “How common posting a picture of all your designer bags. You can tell someone I love them without being so naff. Tut tut.”
Others, however, noted that Gemma mentioned she is looking forward to spending “forever” with Rami – while the star herself has teased her plans to tie-the-knot with the businessman.
She said in an interview earlier this year: “I’m really looking forward to walking down the aisle. I’m having an intimate celebration with family and friends at a famous London hotel and then I’ll have a massive party later on.
“But one thing’s certain, I won’t be having any bridesmaids… it’s all about me, baby!”