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15:17 EST, 13 June 2015
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Her last public appearance was overshadowed by an unfortunate tanning fail, but the mood – and indeed the skin tone – appeared to be significantly lighter as Josie Gibson ventured out on Saturday afternoon.
The former Big Brother victor was in attendance at Celtic Manor in Wales, where TOWIE boutique owner Lydia Bright was launching her new spring-summer 2015 clothing range.
Sporting a neon pink dress and breezy nude summer coat, Josie was in high spirits as she mingled with fellow guests – among them Lydia’s boyfriend and co-star James ‘Arg’ Argent – shortly after arriving.
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That’s better: Her last public appearance was overshadowed by an unfortunate tanning fail, but the mood – and indeed the skin tone – appeared to be significantly lighter as Josie Gibson ventured out on Saturday afternoon
The soft colours appeared to compliment a significantly fairer complexion than the overly bronzed look she displayed just four days previously.
Indeed, she grabbed attention for the wrong reason while attending the Now ‘Smart Girls Fake It’ launch party at the Kanaloa bar in London.
The 30-year-old went seriously overboard with her fake tan, which looked far too much for her pale skin tone and singled her out as she posed for photos on the red carpet.
Much too much? Josie Gibson overdid the fake tan as she attended the Now ‘Smart Girls Fake It’ launch party in London on Tuesday evening – ironic, really, as the event was promoting the benefits of faking it over baking in the sun
However, she denied she had used tan and wrote on Twitter: ‘Moral of the story… Never do your make up in the back of a dark moving taxi FML I’m not even wearing tan, it’s my bad make up skills.’
Somewhat ironically, the showbiz bash was held as a launch of a campaign in line with Superdrug Solait to encourage people to use fake tan rather than roast themselves under sunbeds, and also to use protective sunlotion.
It was perhaps not the greatest advertisement to slap on the fake stuff, especially to young and impressionable women, who are notoriously keen for beautifully glowing skin.
She was one of the many guests at the Now ‘Smart Girls Fake It’ launch party, but it seems she went slightly overboard with her faking it.
Shady lady: The 30-year-old’s bright blonde hair and pale pink lips only added to the dramatic effect of her fake tan
‘I’m not even wearing tan’: Josie posted this defensive tweet following her night out
All-over tan: The Big Brother favourite didn’t seem to care as she walked the red carpet at Kanaloa, showing off her overly dark skin tone
Larking around: Showing off the sense of humour that won her legions of fans, Jodie mucked about as she pretended to come over all shy on the red carpet
And it’s clear she didn’t just keep the tanning to her face, as her toned midriff – on show under a white crop top – was also a deep shade of brown.
The TV personality finished her ensemble with a long black skirt and a black leather jacket, her bright blonde locks curled in chic waves.
Despite her misguided beauty look Josie has never looked better after embracing a healthy lifestyle and a change in attitude towards eating and exercise.
Although she’s the veritable life and soul of a party, she recently admitted that her larger size left her feeling down and not wanting to attend events.
‘I don’t think I’m the only person in the country to have suffered from low self-esteem,’ she said in an interview with Good Morning Britain.
‘When you’ve got low self-esteem it doesn’t just ruin relationships, it affects your life. I’ve not gone for so many opportunities because I’ve had such low self-esteem at the time.’
The life and soul: After years of feeling down about her larger figure, a svelte Josie is now far happier about taking opportunities