Millie Mackintosh: I'm not the person I was on Made in Chelsea

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Millie Mackintosh on her journey from reality star to mum influencer credit:Bang Showbiz
Millie Mackintosh on her journey from reality star to mum influencer credit:Bang Showbiz

Millie Mackintosh insists she's "not the person she was" when she was on 'Made in Chelsea'.

The 32-year-old star shot to fame on the E4 reality show in 2011 and is married to former co-star Hugo Taylor - with whom she has young daughters Aurelia and Sienna - but these days she's better known for sharing her candid experiences of motherhood with her social media following.

Asked if she's ever felt misconceived, Millie replied: "I don’t know, I guess I’ve just grown up quite a lot. I’m not the person that I was when I was first in the spotlight, from being on the show.

"So I think, hopefully, over time, people that follow me and follow my story can see that now through the way that I’m able to share more on social media, by being more open, they get to see a bit more about my journey and where I’m at now, versus if they just turn the TV [and think] ‘that’s what Millie’s like’ because that was over 10 years [ago]."

The heir of Quality Street confectionary quipped: "I’m in a very different place ... not so much dancing on a table in a Chelsea nightclub [laughs]."

Both of the couple's daughters were born via C-section and the influencer is keen to raise awareness and stop the "negative stigma" surrounding caesarean delivery.

Taking part in Metro.co.uk's The Big Questions series, she said: "For me, I think there definitely is a bit of a negative stigma out there attached to having a C-section, which is so, so ridiculous and outdated, and it just really frustrates me.

"I’ve had two amazingly positive birth experiences … I know every birth is different and there’s lots of different reasons people have C-sections, so, I can’t speak for [others]. Mine were planned, which gave me a bit more control in the process.

"If other mums-to-be know they’re having a C-section and they’ve chosen to, you can actually request to have what’s called a natural, or gentle C-section, which is a kind of slightly slowed down process.

"The second time I actually watched my daughter be born where they lower the screen, and once she was ready to come out, it just took my breath away. It was amazing."

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