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Hello, my name is Becca i'm 21 years old and live in the great city of Chelmsford in Essex. I am not a TOWIE reject and although I occasionally watch the programme, i hate fake tan, nails, hair and am a normal young woman who loves fashion.
I graduated from college in June (studied Business) and have been doing various temporary jobs since the summer.
I am also a poet and regularly entre poetry competitions, i may even post a few on here!

Here is my face! :) and a photo outfit from earlier on this year

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Jumper - Topshop
Boots - New Look
Skirt - Charity Shop

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