Gemma Owen says she wants to be a “positive role model” for her fans after signing with PLT

Her father is a former English footballer.

But Gemma Owen is on a mission to be “relatable” and a “positive role model” for her fans.

The Love Island finalist, 19, made her admissions while modeling designer clothes for a new shoot with Tatler at their Grade I listed family home, Lower Soughton Hall, in North Wales.

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‘I wanted to be relatable’: Gemma Owen has made it her mission to be ‘relatable’ and a ‘positive role model’ for her fans

Gemma, whose father is Michael Owen, posed for the Society Bible with her horse Sirius Black III, who sported Dolce & Gabbana and Giambattista Valli, among others.

Gemma, the eldest of four children, followed in her father’s sporting footsteps as an international dressage rider and continues after finding fame on the ITV2 dating show.

It comes months after she signed a reported six-figure deal with clothing brand Pretty Little Thing.

Gemma said she was “incredibly lucky” to work with the fast fashion label and said she chose to work with the brand because she wanted to be “relatable”.

Breaking the old block: Gemma, the eldest of four children, followed in her father's sporting footsteps as an international dressage rider and is continuing after finding fame on the ITV2 dating show

Breaking the old block: Gemma, the eldest of four children, followed in her father's sporting footsteps as an international dressage rider and is continuing after finding fame on the ITV2 dating show

Breaking the old block: Gemma, the eldest of four children, followed in her father’s sporting footsteps as an international dressage rider and is continuing after finding fame on the ITV2 dating show

Speaking to Tatler, she said: “I’m incredibly lucky. People seem surprised to see me with this brand. It’s a different demographic of followers than before.

Interview: The Love Island finalist, 19, made her confession while modeling designer clothes for a new shoot with Tatler at their Grade I listed family home, Lower Soughton Hall, in North Wales

Interview: The Love Island finalist, 19, made her confession while modeling designer clothes for a new shoot with Tatler at their Grade I listed family home, Lower Soughton Hall, in North Wales

Interview: The Love Island finalist, 19, made her confession while modeling designer clothes for a new shoot with Tatler at their Grade I listed family home, Lower Soughton Hall, in North Wales

“But coming off a show like Love Island… I wanted to be identifiable. A positive role model. With PLT working to become more sustainable and with their new marketplace, I just thought it was a really good brand.”

Gemma said she has “complete faith” in Umar, son of Mahmud Kamani, owner and co-founder of Boohoo Group PLC, which owns Pretty Little Thing.

The group faced allegations of modern slavery after a 2020 Sunday Times investigation found workers in Leicester making clothes for Boohoo are being paid just £3.50 an hour.

“People are going to have opinions no matter what,” Gemma said of her signature.

“And I think you have to be careful with everything. At the end of the day it’s your career, so do what makes you happy.”

Gemma, who reached this year’s Love Island final with boyfriend Luca Bish, is used to harsh opinions after facing allegations that her famous father is the only reason she made it into dressage.

She said: “There were a lot of classic, not very nice comments that brought Dad into the game.”

“You know, ‘Oh, Daddy got you a nice horse, that’s why you’re here.'” I really had to prove myself as a driver. I was focused on competing and doing well.’

Success: It comes months after she signed a reported six-figure deal with clothing brand Pretty Little Thing

Success: It comes months after she signed a reported six-figure deal with clothing brand Pretty Little Thing

Success: It comes months after she signed a reported six-figure deal with clothing brand Pretty Little Thing

Before heading to Love Island, Gemma hit back at claims her famous dad funded her bikini business.

She founded her swimwear brand OG Beachwear in 2020 at the height of the global pandemic and has nearly 69.2k followers on her Instagram account.

She received mostly positive feedback, but some trolls have claimed Gemma is just “another rich footballer’s kid living on her dad’s money” – an accusation she vehemently denies.

Family: The 19-year-old dressage rider, daughter of English footballer Michael Owen and his wife Louise Bonsall, admitted she felt she had to'prove' herself (pictured in 2005)

Family: The 19-year-old dressage rider, daughter of English footballer Michael Owen and his wife Louise Bonsall, admitted she felt she had to'prove' herself (pictured in 2005)

Family: The 19-year-old dressage rider, daughter of English footballer Michael Owen and his wife Louise Bonsall, admitted she felt she had to ‘prove’ herself (pictured in 2005)

Speaking to MailOnline, Gemma said: “I often get negative comments and bad news.

“When I do well in my dressage I get comments like ‘You’re only doing well because Daddy bought you an expensive horse’ and then when I try to start my own business I get ‘You’re using Daddy’s’ Money.”

“It’s constant, but I want to make it clear to people that it wasn’t an open wallet with the business side of things.

“I got some money as a gift for my birthday and that was my budget. I ran out of that quickly and there are still so many things I want to do with the brand but now I have to wait for the money to come back.

Famous father: Gemma, the eldest of four children, followed in her father's sporting footsteps as an international dressage rider and continues after finding fame on the ITV2 dating show

Famous father: Gemma, the eldest of four children, followed in her father's sporting footsteps as an international dressage rider and continues after finding fame on the ITV2 dating show

Famous father: Gemma, the eldest of four children, followed in her father’s sporting footsteps as an international dressage rider and continues after finding fame on the ITV2 dating show

“I’m very lucky, but I would say my dad wasn’t actually … strict, but he was pretty tough. He said this is your budget and I’m not funding it.’

Gemma didn’t mention her boyfriend Luca in the Tatler interview after co-star Paige Thorne hinted that one of the show’s remaining couples was a “showmance”.

Earlier this week, paramedic Paige, 24, revealed that not everyone, who appears to be still together since leaving the Mallorcan villa, is what they seem, suggesting some things are afloat for the cameras could hold.

But an inside source has denied the possibility that it was 19-year-old Gemma and her fishmonger boyfriend Luca, 23, describing the couple as only going from strength to strength.

Couple: Gemma didn't mention her boyfriend Luca in the Tatler interview after co-star Paige Thorne made suggestions that one of the show's remaining couples is a'showmance'

Couple: Gemma didn't mention her boyfriend Luca in the Tatler interview after co-star Paige Thorne made suggestions that one of the show's remaining couples is a'showmance'

Couple: Gemma didn’t mention her boyfriend Luca in the Tatler interview after co-star Paige Thorne made suggestions that one of the show’s remaining couples is a ‘showmance’

When asked “Who’s the most wrong couple to come out of Love Island this year?” Paige says on the Saving Grace podcast, “I’m just saying, wait, how many couples are left? Three?

“Really, it’s only two. But that’s a secret I’ll never tell.”

Speculations arose as to who the ‘wrong’ couple was, who were still maintaining their relationship with Love Island fans three months after leaving the villa.

But an insider has insisted this won’t affect the likes of Gemma and Luca.

Speaking to The Mirror, a source close to the couple said: “There is a lot of talk and rumor of showmanship among this year’s contestants but it’s certainly not Luca and Gemma that everyone is talking about.

“Luca and Gemma are closer than ever, they don’t feel the need to get bogged down on social media every day.

“They both have a lot to do, but they stay together most nights and when they have to be apart they’re constantly on the phone to each other.”

The December issue of Tatler is available on newsstands and as a digital download from Thursday 27th

Spilling the tea: In response to the question

Spilling the tea: In response to the question

Spilling the tea: In response to the question “Who’s the most wrong couple to come out of Love Island this year?” Paige says on the Saving Grace podcast there are “only two” couples left

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