Thursday, 31 January 2013

Gina Rio: Fashion’s latest IT Girl…….

Meet the most spoiled girl in Britain

— Gina Rio gets £10,000 a month and lives in The Savoy
— She says she 'could never date someone who is poor'
— Owns 300 designer shoes and has 70 handbags

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Damsel in excess ... Gina Rio poses with some of her shoe collection
Mick Gell / Barcroft Media  By HARRIET HERNANDO Dated: 30th December 2012

GINA RIO says words are not enough to prove her parents love her – but a £10,000-a-month allowance and home in a luxury hotel does the trick.
The pampered 23-year-old owns 300 pairs of designer shoes plus 70 top label handbags and spends £600 a month on hairdos and another £1,000 on taxis and chauffeurs.
And, amazingly, the monthly torrent of parental cash is only HALF what she used to get.
After her dad Paul left the family for another woman when Gina was 14, she demanded a fortune from him, as if to compensate.
She was given generous handouts until she was 17, when an allowance of £20,000 A MONTH kicked in. She was also bought designer clothes worth thousands of pounds.
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Shopping spree ... Gina Rio shows off her designer togs
Mick Gell / Barcroft Media

Paul, who owns a construction company, splurged £10,000 on her 16th birthday party alone.
But two years ago Gina’s chances of taking the crown as Britain’s most spoiled girl took a knock when she fell out with her dad over his new woman, and he axed her allowance.
Fortunately her mum Teresa — who divorced Paul in 2003 — then stepped in with the £10,000-a-month lifeline.
Today, Gina adds to her fortune by earning £2,000 a month as a personal stylist.
She says: “I know I’m spoiled, but I need my parents to buy me things to prove they love me.
“My dad will buy me anything that I ask for to show me how much he cares.
“I think the most expensive item was a Hermes handbag which cost £20,000.
“When I found out that he’d bought his mistress a Hermes bag, I wanted to have one that was bigger and better.
“I wanted him to prove that he loved me more than her, because she’s horrid.
“He’s my dad at the end of the day and I’m always going to love him, but he’s chosen his new family over me.”
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Bag lady ... Gina Rio looks pleased as punch with her purchases
Mick Gell / Barcroft Media

Londoner Gina compares herself to socialite and reality television star Tamara Ecclestone, who is also famously pampered by her dad, Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone.
She says: “I like Tamara — she’s pretty and she seems nice.
“Of course, she wants for nothing — and sometimes I think I’m just as bad as her.
“I’d like to start my own business — something like a beauty spa. I get bored sometimes so I think it would give me something to do. Tamara has her own show, Billion $$ Girl, to keep her occupied.”
Despite her massive monthly income, Gina has not managed to save a penny.
She blows the lot on socialising, clothes and hair and beauty and says: “It’s really bad — I don’t even know how much I spend sometimes.”
Last year Gina, who trained at the Sylvia Young Theatre School in London, blew £50,000 in just two days on clothes and clubbing after borrowing her dad’s credit card. Gina says: “My dad wasn’t happy but he just shrugged it off.”
Her favourite brands include Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Gucci and she eats out every day because she cannot cook. She is currently living at the Savoy hotel in central London while her five-bed house in the capital’s King’s Cross is being refurbished.
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Made up ... only Chanel will do for Gina Rio
Mick Gell / Barcroft Media

When it is finished it will have a walk-in wardrobe covering the entire top floor, swimming pool and Jacuzzi and a home cinema.
Gina, who performed in Dizzee Rascal’s Dance Wiv Me music video wearing a swimsuit, says: “My mum bought the house for me ages ago — I reckon it must have cost at least a million.”
Meanwhile, dad Paul is picking up the tab at the Savoy, where top rooms can cost £20,000 a month.
Gina continues: “When my parents divorced, my mum was left with a huge settlement so I’m not worried the money will run out.
“I’ve never had to worry about money, so I don’t have a concept of it. When my dad bought me a fur coat I made him get rid of it because I’m against animal cruelty.
“It cost more than the average car and he accused me of wasting his money. But I’m not interested in how much it cost.”
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Car-ching ... Gina's £30k white Mercedes SLK convertible

In Gina’s world an “average” car means her £30,000 white Mercedes SLK convertible, a gift from Mum.
When she goes out, she lets her boyfriend EckSell — a 23-year-old rapper — pick up the tab.
She says: “I love my Cristal champagne and Bellini cocktails.
“I have no idea how much they cost — hundreds maybe.
“When my boyfriend and I go clubbing, he goes crazy. Once he spent £25,000 in one night.
“I couldn’t imagine life without any money. Not being able to pay to have my hair done would be the worst thing ever. I always get what I want — I’ve never gone without. I’ve never caught the Tube or a bus. I would never go on public transport. It would be terrifying.”
And unlike most girls her age, Gina has never set foot in budget High Street clothing store Primark. She says: “I’ve driven past but I don’t think I’d like it.”
Gina Rio and Teresa Rio
Privileged ... Gina Rio as a baby with her mum Teresa
Mick Gell / Barcroft Media

She adds: “I could never date someone who is poor. That would be the worst thing that could ever happen to me.

“When I met my boyfriend he told me he was signed to Warner Bros to impress me, but he wasn’t really.

“Then I found out that his dad owns a brand of sauce sold in Harrods. I was pretty impressed and I knew his family would have a lot of money.

Tamara Ecclestone
Idol ... Tamara Ecclestone

“When my allowance was cut, I realised I had to cut back too. I used to buy things for the sake of it. Now I only buy clothes that I really like.”

Gina claims her 38-year-old brother Sebastian is even MORE spoiled than she is.
She says: “He is on a different level. Anything he asks for, he gets without hesitation. He’s wasted so much of my parents’ money on his failed business ideas.”

Gina adds: “I want my kids to have a nice life like me. When you’ve got money, everything is a lot easier.

“But I don’t want them growing up and taking money for granted, like I used to do.”
Mum Teresa has no problem with Gina’s excessive spending.
She says: “I tell Gina that I am proud of her and everything she gets she deserves.
"Why have money if you can’t enjoy it?”

Gina's world

(Spending per month)
Allowance: £10,000
Chauffeurs: £1,000
Hair: £600
Designer shoes: 300
Handbags: 70
(Most expensive £20k)
Current home: Savoy hotel
Fave drink: Cristal champagne


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