TOWIE icon Gemma Collins is the reality star who now refers to herself as "The GC" and famously lasted only 72 hours in the I'm A Celebrity jungle. She hit the headlines after falling off the stage at the Teen Awards, loves her memes and recently looked for love on Celebs Go Dating - here's the latest lowdown on the Essex girl... Who is Gemma Collins, how old is she and what is her background? Reality star Gemma Collins, 37, grew up in Romford and attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School, where the likes of Amy Winehouse and Rita Ora studied. She shot to fame in 2011 after landing a major role on The Only Way Is Essex in the second series. Despite starting out as a car salesperson, Gemma's popularity on the show allowed her to launch her own clothing line and boutique shop alongside numerous TV appearances, including her short stint on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here in 2014. The reality TV star has a reported net worth of £2.7 million. MORE TOWIE NEWSBOB'S YOUR UNCLE! … [Read more...] about What is Gemma Collins net worth, is the Towie star dating Arg and when did she fall down a trap door?