Chloe, you were on the show “Too Hot to Handle”, after watching the episodes and looking back on your time spent, what would you have done differently? What do you wish you could do all over again?
To be honest, I would never want to do anything differently because it has gotten me to where I am now: full of independence, I don’t need no man! Haha! I am just focusing on myself for the minute, maybe I would’ve worn less makeup during the day, I think that’s probably the only thing that I would change in the retreat!
One of the most iconic scenes on the show was you telling Kori off. It seemed like it was a turning point for you. How did it feel at that moment? How is your relationship with Kori today?
It was 110% a turning point for me. I have learned so much about myself in this past year that I never even knew I was capable of. I have never had a backbone in relationships, I’ve always allowed boys to walk all over me and justified their actions towards me. I’m proud of myself and I’m glad that the whole world got to see me sticking up for myself. I still speak to Kori today – not often, but we remain civil.
What advice do you have to women who are being strung along and need encouragement to step up and speak up?
I think it’s really important to remember that actions speak louder than words. It’s so easy to be blinded by what expectations you have of them and if you just take a step back and look at the situation you’ll be able to make the right choice
Tell us about your past. What hurdles did you have to overcome to be the confident woman you are today?
I used to get badly bullied and I had to change schools. I also lost quite a few family members in the space of a year and lacked confidence. Today, I would never be the woman I am if it wasn’t for other people who’ve supported me – so my biggest advice is to surround yourself with positive people because it will create a positive impact and help you be the confident woman you’re meant to be.
Self-love is so important. How do you practice self-love?
Self-love is so important. I have cut all negative energy out of my life, including binge-eating crisps, chocolate and fizzy drinks! It really helps with my mindset. Also, if I have any grudges against old friends, I try to tie the knot and be done with it. Another thing I do is I tell myself five things every morning that I’m grateful for and things that I love about myself, which really, really helps. I try not to be sucked in by the pressure of social media and think it’s so important to remain myself.
After the show, you blew up on social media, and you were thrust into the spotlight. How do you not let the toxic (pardon our french) bullsh*t affect you?
To be honest, I’ve had so much positive feedback and comments on Instagram that it’s hard to find hate! I never go through my requested messages really because I don’t want to find or come across any hate. I’ve seen a couple of comments about my weight, people saying that I should eat more. I think that it’s horrible for people to comment stuff like that on people’s Instagram! We are real people.
If you had to pick one celebrity to be on the island with you, who would have made you break all the rules and empty that $100,000 pot?
So the one celebrity that I would 100% love to be on the island with, that I’d have broken all the rules for would-be Joey Essex! What a sort… Another would be Leonardo DiCaprio.
You recently launched a clothing line centered on empowerment. What lead you to launching this brand? What has been the response?
I thought long and hard about what I could do with my platform of 1.6 million followers and empowering women is something that I’ve always done! Whether walking into a bathroom in a club and telling every single girl in there they look beautiful or handing out relationship advice. I just knew when I saw the charity “Step Up Women’s Network” that I wanted to help. To be able to donate 10% of all profits from my Love Yourself Queen’s clothing line is really important to me. The response I’ve had has been so overwhelming, I just want to tell my clan of girl followers they are enough and they need to love themselves ❤
You and Nicole seemed to really connect on the show! While you may not have found “love” you did find a new “bestie” – what fun antics have you gotten into since the show has ended? What bestie things do you have planned for the future?
Nicole and I became best friends and have remained best friends ever since I moved in with her for a few months after we filmed for the show. We used to go out at night all the time and lunch dates! She’s helped me through some really tough relationship breakups.
Final question, what is your favorite quote?
The one quote that has always gotten me through is ”Everything happens for a reason” and of course “Love yourself, Queens”.