Birth name Amy Andrea Childs

Birthday 7 June 1990

Star sign Gemini

Birthplace Barking, London

Amy Childs was born to parents Billy and Julie in Barking, London in 1990. She has an older brother, also named Billy.

When Amy was six, her family moved to Brentwood, Essex.

Amy was educated at Raphael’s Independent School in Hornchurch, where she was made head girl. As a youngster, she played table tennis for Essex.

At the age of 15, Amy began working as a Saturday girl in a beauty salon.

Despite starting off just making tea and booking treatments, she says everyone told her she was a ‘natural’ in the industry.

Amy struggled with dyslexia throughout her education but excelled at French, gaining a B at GCSE. With just one qualification, she left school at 16.

She continued her education at Brentwood Academy and achieved level two and level three diplomas in Beauty Specialist Techniques.
 
Amy Childs rose to fame in 2010 when she was chosen to be a cast member on ITV reality show The Only Way Is Essex, also known as TOWIE.

Viewers saw her date co-star Kirk Norcross in early episodes of the programme but things fizzled out between them after a short-lived romance.

She became famed for bringing the terms vajazzle and pejazzle to public attention, which refer to sparkly decorations around men and women’s private parts.

Amy Childs left TOWIE at the end of the second series in May 2011.

She entered the Celebrity Big Brother house three months later, reaching the final before coming in fourth place.

In December 2011, Amy began starring in her own reality show It’s All About Amy and she competed in winter sports contest The Jump in 2014.

Away from her television appearances, Amy launched her own fragrance in 2012. She’s also released clothing ranges, fake eyelashes and false tan products.

In 2011, she opened Amy Childs Salon in Brentwood. The following year, she became the owner of Amy Childs Boutique.

In her personal life, Amy split from boyfriend David Peters after a year-long relationship in 2013.

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