Meeting Katie

Daily Echo: Katie Price Katie Price

MEETING Katie Price was an interesting experience.

Not so much the event itself but witnessing the reaction the model inspired in others.

I always try to view the famous with mild irritation but felt she had used her limited talent to lead an interesting life and have unusual experiences to look back on.

Others must share my opinion as I heard some men in the crowd refer to her “lovely memories.”

However, I was surprised that to fans she was something of an aspiration role model.

I was even more disturbed by others who were consumed by a paranoid hatred of the celebrity.

I had not planned on writing my column about her but was persuaded to by the strength of feeling from my readers.

By the time I had reached the bottom of the 14th sack of this week’s fan mail I was left with no doubt she warranted a mention.

Strange though it may sound I have never found stories involving models exciting and they certainly fail to evoke any romantic urges.

Several of my friends think these events sound glamorous but, as I explain, they normally just involve waiting around to talk to someone no more attractive than any girl you could meet in a pub on a Saturday night.

The only difference is many celebrities think they are someone very special indeed and models in particular can have a “people pay just to gaze upon my beauty” air about them.

It is easy to despise someone who spends their whole life trying to become famous and when they do put on dark glasses so nobody recognises them.

Some might suggest this sentiment is touched by the knowledge that without a rubbish 90s pop song or cage fighting history behind me I would almost certainly face rejection.

I hope my aversion to these types is not based entirely on bitterness and envy although admittedly most of my opinions are.

Jordan, oh I’m sorry Katie now she has her clothes on, seemed perfectly nice and did give autographs and banter with all her book-buying fans.

She was also conservatively dressed compared with other signings when she showed up wearing a skirt the size of four tea bags and flashing more silicon valley than California.

Shortly after my brush with fame I was chatting to a beautiful lady friend and could not help but draw comparisons.

Katie Price is without doubt pretty.

Her swollen lips and other protrusions are not to my taste but their gravitational pull do seem to attract their share of fans.

However, if I had to build a girl she would look a little like my friend, that’s how attractive she is.

She is also intelligent, witty and impressive.

Frankly celebrities just don’t measure to the quality of women rejecting my advances in the real world.

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12:20pm Tue 12 Apr 11

BurningRAGE says...

What an enlighting article, i learnt so much!

Clearly Simon's love life has gone from the slow lane to a screeching halt.

Why on earth have you dedicated time to talking about a money grabber who uses people to elevate her own career and wealth?

It still shocks me, how Jordan still has fans but then you see them, and then you understand!

Simon perhaps asking your friend out for a drink may yield some results. somethings got to go your way soon, as these articles are becoming very bland and non-topical perhaps a relief of some tension......
What an enlighting article, i learnt so much! Clearly Simon's love life has gone from the slow lane to a screeching halt. Why on earth have you dedicated time to talking about a money grabber who uses people to elevate her own career and wealth? It still shocks me, how Jordan still has fans but then you see them, and then you understand! Simon perhaps asking your friend out for a drink may yield some results. somethings got to go your way soon, as these articles are becoming very bland and non-topical perhaps a relief of some tension...... BurningRAGE

3:00pm Tue 12 Apr 11

Shoong says...

Simon, I can only assume you were on drugs when writing this complete tosh.

Life - get one.
Simon, I can only assume you were on drugs when writing this complete tosh. Life - get one. Shoong

5:04pm Tue 12 Apr 11

SpittingFire says...

OH MR HARSH!
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What do you reckon to this one?! Personally I found it utterly hilarious, considering your comment last week - don't you just love Simon's retorts! Please keep them coming Simon, they amuse me greatly! And I'm being serious on that too.
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Others here seem to not appreciate this entry like I do, but they haven't seen your continued plight as a singleton for as long as Mr Harsh and I.
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You know I still read, although half the time I'm too dumbfounded to make a response. But yes indeed, Mr Harsh and I are your biggest fans.
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For like him last week I was expecting a Katie Price post, now you've delivered. And as one of your greatest fans I keep tabs on your other work in the Echo, just like Mr Harsh does.
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I've also observed your tendency to take it upon yourself to write the whole of the Echo some days, in weeks past. I look forward to seeing how many reports you can stuff into one day as now I'm keeping count. Today, Mr Smith wins.
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I'm glad you take the time to plough through the many sacks of letters I send you each week... it does take up a large chunk of my time scribbling out all that fan mail, but in your dire situation I feel it necessary you should be comforted.
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All in all, I personally thoroughly enjoyed this entry, certainly made up for all the guff of previous weeks.
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I wonder what the Harsh-o-meter rating will be.... I look forward to his reply also, as I always do...
OH MR HARSH! . What do you reckon to this one?! Personally I found it utterly hilarious, considering your comment last week - don't you just love Simon's retorts! Please keep them coming Simon, they amuse me greatly! And I'm being serious on that too. . Others here seem to not appreciate this entry like I do, but they haven't seen your continued plight as a singleton for as long as Mr Harsh and I. . You know I still read, although half the time I'm too dumbfounded to make a response. But yes indeed, Mr Harsh and I are your biggest fans. . For like him last week I was expecting a Katie Price post, now you've delivered. And as one of your greatest fans I keep tabs on your other work in the Echo, just like Mr Harsh does. . I've also observed your tendency to take it upon yourself to write the whole of the Echo some days, in weeks past. I look forward to seeing how many reports you can stuff into one day as now I'm keeping count. Today, Mr Smith wins. . I'm glad you take the time to plough through the many sacks of letters I send you each week... it does take up a large chunk of my time scribbling out all that fan mail, but in your dire situation I feel it necessary you should be comforted. . All in all, I personally thoroughly enjoyed this entry, certainly made up for all the guff of previous weeks. . I wonder what the Harsh-o-meter rating will be.... I look forward to his reply also, as I always do... SpittingFire

5:24pm Tue 12 Apr 11

SpittingFire says...

Shoong wrote:
Simon, I can only assume you were on drugs when writing this complete tosh.

Life - get one.
No Shoong, he sounds more stable this week. However, last week he certainly came across as being half cut at the time of writing.
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Having just viewed the video Ms Price talking to Simon... a signed book for "a lucky competition winner" you say Si, staggering out your words - it's a classic response! It's on your bookshelf as I write.
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I don't know how you're going to top this one next week. Can't get more entertaining!
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[quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: Simon, I can only assume you were on drugs when writing this complete tosh. Life - get one.[/p][/quote]No Shoong, he sounds more stable this week. However, last week he certainly came across as being half cut at the time of writing. . Having just viewed the video Ms Price talking to Simon... a signed book for "a lucky competition winner" you say Si, staggering out your words - it's a classic response! It's on your bookshelf as I write. . I don't know how you're going to top this one next week. Can't get more entertaining! . SpittingFire

2:03pm Wed 13 Apr 11

Burton Saint says...

'Lovely memories'?

Enough said. I didn't get any further than this puerile schoolboy joke.
'Lovely memories'? Enough said. I didn't get any further than this puerile schoolboy joke. Burton Saint

3:33pm Wed 13 Apr 11

Minger1 says...

i thought about going to KP's book signing so i could get her to sign loads of her books so i could sell them on ebay, can't stand the old hag myself, she has legs like a man and a face like the back of a bus and if you put a match near her she would melt, (i wish someone would)..............
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i thought about going to KP's book signing so i could get her to sign loads of her books so i could sell them on ebay, can't stand the old hag myself, she has legs like a man and a face like the back of a bus and if you put a match near her she would melt, (i wish someone would).............. .. Minger1

5:42pm Wed 13 Apr 11

Raxx says...

Can someone explain to me what a Simon Carr is for? I'm stumped.
Can someone explain to me what a Simon Carr is for? I'm stumped. Raxx

9:41am Thu 14 Apr 11

Mr sheep says...

I dont care about this woman , or thing I would still knock..... erm no perhaps not second hand dart board comes to mind ! sry for the tmi ppl
I dont care about this woman , or thing I would still knock..... erm no perhaps not second hand dart board comes to mind ! sry for the tmi ppl Mr sheep

10:56am Thu 14 Apr 11

emmys says...

And the prize for least enlightening, most self absorbed, and most disjointed article goes to....

I have a mild dislike for Katie Price because she sets a hideous example for young girls - i.e. creating a cosmetics brand for children, and giving little girls the impression that they have to have big boobs and be surgically enhanced to be 'pretty'.

Simon Carr has totally missed any valid point he COULD have made with this article. Why would any of us be interested in hearing whether he fancies her or not, and how she measures up to other girls he knows (clearly - these girls dont exist). He's not even amusing.
And the prize for least enlightening, most self absorbed, and most disjointed article goes to.... I have a mild dislike for Katie Price because she sets a hideous example for young girls - i.e. creating a cosmetics brand for children, and giving little girls the impression that they have to have big boobs and be surgically enhanced to be 'pretty'. Simon Carr has totally missed any valid point he COULD have made with this article. Why would any of us be interested in hearing whether he fancies her or not, and how she measures up to other girls he knows (clearly - these girls dont exist). He's not even amusing. emmys

2:16pm Thu 14 Apr 11

MrHarsh says...

Spitty, is that a puddle forming around your feet? Calm down, dear boy. It seems Simon is doing requests now. He seems to have misunderstood the fact that I was predicting that he would write about Katie Price rather than asking him to do so ("Say what you see, Simon"). Equally, I was genuinely commending him for his efforts in writing the bulk of the news articles in some editions of the paper. That having been said...Oh dear, oh dear, the Katie Price piece. Where to start? He is of course, absolutely right in what I imagine is the central point of this effort in that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that to him, his friend is more attractive than an unattainable model like Katie Price. It goes without saying that Mrs. Harsh is, to my eyes, the most beautiful creature to have ever trodden this sceptred isle. No matter what your opinion of Ms. Price, it is undeniable that she is a phenomenon - there are many perma-tanned, surgically augmented models out there, yet she continues to supply her "product" to her chosen market, and is very successful at it. A little analysis of why that should be, rather than the unfortunate obsession with her physical attributes ("lovely memories", "silicon valley", "protuberances" etc. ad nauseam) would have been welcome. A word on that, by the way, Simon is re-using an old joke but has mixed up his materials - Silicon is a hard, silvery, metallic element used in semiconductor manufacture. Silicone is a rubbery, inert elastic material previously used in implants. Stay abreast, Simon!. Instead, he muses on her lack of "talent" - well, she sells papers, which is why you were sent down there to interview her...
OK, let's fire up the Harshometer. Once again, the grammar, syntax and word choice were shocking - come on Simon, we read your stuff, the least you can do is to do the same. Lame jokes (how hard did he try ot get that lovely memories thing in?) didn't help. And yet, still an improvement on last week - 1 Harsh.
Spitty, is that a puddle forming around your feet? Calm down, dear boy. It seems Simon is doing requests now. He seems to have misunderstood the fact that I was predicting that he would write about Katie Price rather than asking him to do so ("Say what you see, Simon"). Equally, I was genuinely commending him for his efforts in writing the bulk of the news articles in some editions of the paper. That having been said...Oh dear, oh dear, the Katie Price piece. Where to start? He is of course, absolutely right in what I imagine is the central point of this effort in that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that to him, his friend is more attractive than an unattainable model like Katie Price. It goes without saying that Mrs. Harsh is, to my eyes, the most beautiful creature to have ever trodden this sceptred isle. No matter what your opinion of Ms. Price, it is undeniable that she is a phenomenon - there are many perma-tanned, surgically augmented models out there, yet she continues to supply her "product" to her chosen market, and is very successful at it. A little analysis of why that should be, rather than the unfortunate obsession with her physical attributes ("lovely memories", "silicon valley", "protuberances" etc. ad nauseam) would have been welcome. A word on that, by the way, Simon is re-using an old joke but has mixed up his materials - Silicon is a hard, silvery, metallic element used in semiconductor manufacture. Silicone is a rubbery, inert elastic material previously used in implants. Stay abreast, Simon!. Instead, he muses on her lack of "talent" - well, she sells papers, which is why you were sent down there to interview her... OK, let's fire up the Harshometer. Once again, the grammar, syntax and word choice were shocking - come on Simon, we read your stuff, the least you can do is to do the same. Lame jokes (how hard did he try ot get that lovely memories thing in?) didn't help. And yet, still an improvement on last week - 1 Harsh. MrHarsh

4:14pm Thu 14 Apr 11

MGRA says...

I think visiting Katie Price is a bit like the victorians visiting the bearded lady at the freak show.... there is always going to be a demand for this sort of thing. She is unpleasant to look at (unless you are vacuous and shallow) and most things that come out of her mouth are random and senseless. But for all her tasteless looks and street speak, there is also a clever woman who is successful within her own parameters at least and someone who does indeed have inspirational qualities, albeit burried beneath trashy and unattractive persona.
I don't dislike her. I dont like her. I dont really care about her to be honest. Live and let live. Just as the victorians did, some visited the bearded lady while others went to throw balls at coconuts. Horses for courses.
I think visiting Katie Price is a bit like the victorians visiting the bearded lady at the freak show.... there is always going to be a demand for this sort of thing. She is unpleasant to look at (unless you are vacuous and shallow) and most things that come out of her mouth are random and senseless. But for all her tasteless looks and street speak, there is also a clever woman who is successful within her own parameters at least and someone who does indeed have inspirational qualities, albeit burried beneath trashy and unattractive persona. I don't dislike her. I dont like her. I dont really care about her to be honest. Live and let live. Just as the victorians did, some visited the bearded lady while others went to throw balls at coconuts. Horses for courses. MGRA

1:43pm Fri 15 Apr 11

mrs brand says...

Simon Carr = loser
Simon Carr = loser mrs brand

2:13pm Fri 15 Apr 11

lowe esteem says...

Bike ride tomorrow, must pump me tyres up.
Bike ride tomorrow, must pump me tyres up. lowe esteem

6:55pm Fri 15 Apr 11

Luciana says...

Katie is amazing.
Katie is amazing. Luciana

9:29pm Fri 15 Apr 11

joelster says...

you guys totally missed it- simons comments changed the whole topic from boring to hilariously great!
way to go simon,

and hope you get somewhere with mysterious girl!
you guys totally missed it- simons comments changed the whole topic from boring to hilariously great! way to go simon, and hope you get somewhere with mysterious girl! joelster

11:25pm Fri 15 Apr 11

rjm says...

I can't stand the woman (?) But she's done it again! She's worked the media and that's what she's good at. Certainly got us talking about her (it). Shame really, I was just about to go to the dump!
I can't stand the woman (?) But she's done it again! She's worked the media and that's what she's good at. Certainly got us talking about her (it). Shame really, I was just about to go to the dump! rjm

7:34am Sun 17 Apr 11

John Sydenham says...

If Mr Carr found Ms Price to be "intelligent" then perhaps in his next article he should interview a professor from the University by way of comparison.
If Mr Carr found Ms Price to be "intelligent" then perhaps in his next article he should interview a professor from the University by way of comparison. John Sydenham

2:17pm Mon 18 Apr 11

lowe esteem says...

John Sydenham wrote:
If Mr Carr found Ms Price to be "intelligent" then perhaps in his next article he should interview a professor from the University by way of comparison.
wouldn't know how or where to find one...bike ride was good, Bank Holiday beckons now, need to get more air into the old Bouncy Castle for the vacuous ones.
[quote][p][bold]John Sydenham[/bold] wrote: If Mr Carr found Ms Price to be "intelligent" then perhaps in his next article he should interview a professor from the University by way of comparison.[/p][/quote]wouldn't know how or where to find one...bike ride was good, Bank Holiday beckons now, need to get more air into the old Bouncy Castle for the vacuous ones. lowe esteem

12:25am Thu 21 Apr 11

zuki12 says...

You people who say you dislike katie, Have you ever met her, No ,Well I have and she is the one of the nicest people I have met just leave her alone,
You people who say you dislike katie, Have you ever met her, No ,Well I have and she is the one of the nicest people I have met just leave her alone, zuki12

7:16pm Thu 28 Apr 11

lowe esteem says...

zuki12 wrote:
You people who say you dislike katie, Have you ever met her, No ,Well I have and she is the one of the nicest people I have met just leave her alone,
No problem
[quote][p][bold]zuki12[/bold] wrote: You people who say you dislike katie, Have you ever met her, No ,Well I have and she is the one of the nicest people I have met just leave her alone,[/p][/quote]No problem lowe esteem

11:02pm Thu 28 Apr 11

Raxx says...

zuki12 wrote:
You people who say you dislike katie, Have you ever met her, No ,Well I have and she is the one of the nicest people I have met just leave her alone,
I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry.
[quote][p][bold]zuki12[/bold] wrote: You people who say you dislike katie, Have you ever met her, No ,Well I have and she is the one of the nicest people I have met just leave her alone,[/p][/quote]I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry. Raxx

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