Busty babe Holly Hagan has had viewers of Geordie Shore glued to their screens ever since her arrival in the first series. Fed up with her dead end job at a call centre, and with dreams of being a star one day, Holly applied for a new reality TV show. She couldn’t know it was to catapult her into fame and make her one of the most recognisable faces on British TV. Fame and fortune, though, came at a price – the road from the call centre to the celebrity circuit has been far from smooth. For the first time, Holly is lifting the lid on the perks and perils she’s faced ever since her topless hot tub antics shocked the nation. Holly owes her success to a very simple change of look, which involved both a new bottle of red hair dye and a new found confidence. Ever since then, audiences have been in stitches as they watch Holly (and her flame-red hair) flirt her way around Newcastle’s famed ‘Diamond Strip’ and places further afield such as Magaluf, Cancun and Australia. In this action-packed, revealing, funny and sometimes heart-breaking memoir, Holly recounts her life in and out of the limelight with brutal honesty – from her childhood days when she was badly bullied, her shocking take on sex and dating, her liaison with bad-boy musician Frankie Cocozza and what really goes on behind-the-scenes on the UK’s biggest reality TV show. Filled with genuinely touching stories and inside accounts of what they don’t show you on TV, Holly has laid herself bare, first physically and now emotionally. If you think you know all there is to know about Holly from Geordie Shore, think again.
A huge thank you to Lorna at John Blake Publishing Ltd for sending me a copy to review.
Think you know everything about Holly Hagan, the sassy outspoken reality star who livens up MTV with her brazen antics, well think again! For Holly has shared every aspect of her life with the reader and in her 21 years, she has certainly experienced a lot.The truth is I love Geordie Shore! from the very first series I have tuned in and watched the antics of everyone’s favourite ‘Geordies’, so it was with great excitement that I delved into the pages of Holly Hagan, Not Quite a Geordie.What I discovered was a story that was open and honest from beginning to end. Holly has shared her tough schooldays, her body issues and her want to be famous.She admits when she has been naive and shares the hurt that vicious taunts have left on her life.There is so much to relate to within the pages, from being bullied to struggling with body image issues, I think that many people will be able to understand the issues Holly has faced. The one thing that is evident within the pages is that Holly comes from a close family and I love how her mam has her say within the book,Holly’s voice is felt throughout and In my mind I could hear her sharing her story.What I loved the most about this autobiography is that Holly admits her mistakes. As she herself admits, hindsight is a wonderful thing! I’ve read many autobiographies but this is the first that I have read in one sitting, when I closed the book I found myself smiling, the lass done good!