I’ve never had much respect for Katie Price. She’s always struck me as a self important moron with a serious holier-than-thou complex, desperate for nothing but unadulterated publicity and fame. She’s been a model, an author, a business woman and lord knows what else, and each time she seemed (to me at least) to be rather out of her depth.
However, all things change. Lately, as most of you will be aware, she’s been writing a column for The Sun. At first, I couldn’t believe it. It seemed like truly accomplished journalists were denied their right to what is for most the ultimate honour, because the powers that be decided some random attention junkie deserved it more.
But after having actually sat down and properly read one of her columns through, I have to admit she has a knack for it. It would seem she’s found her niche in speaking her mind; her style is very good to say the least. She’s highly opinionated and, probably due to her social status, completely unstoppable, to the point where she relentlessly blasted two separate conservative ministers, including George Osborne, in what is famously the most conservative publication in the entire country. That alone deserves respect.
I may not agree with everything she says (the price can’t always be right), but then again, most of it is opinion, so I guess I’m not supposed to. That said, a lot of her content is right on the money. I never thought I’d say this about miss Price but, as a trainee journalist with the ambition to one day write a column, it looks like I’ve found another person to draw inspiration from.
It’s true what they say; inspiration comes from the most unlikely places.