Exclusive: TOWIE's Lauren Pope talks V Festival, Beyoncé and Little Mix

Published Thursday, Aug 15 2013, 20:30 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
It might be the season of festivals and pitching tents in fields across the country, but TOWIE's Lauren Pope has admitted that you will never catch her camping.

The reality TV star and entrepreneur caught up with Reveal at Electric Hairdressing salon in London and told us that even though she is excited to go to Virgin Media's V Festival this weekend (17-18 August), she will not be putting up a tent and staying there overnight.

"Hell no! I'm not a camper," she said. "I'd rather go home and be in my nice, comfortable bed and feel clean. If I felt dirty and horrible, I don't think I'd enjoy myself."

Lauren Pope pictured in Ibiza- August 2013

© Instagram / Lauren Pope

Lauren prefers luxury hotels rather than camping

However, we do know that the TOWIE cast are partial to a bit of 'glamping' every now and then, as we saw in one series when cast members, including Joey Essex, Sam Faiers and Gemma Collins, added a touch of glamour to their local campsite with flowery tents and pink inflatable chairs.

So would Lauren be up for some 'glamping' instead?

"No," she told us. "I like my hotels and having nice surroundings with TV and electricity. I've never been a camper, I don't understand why people would put themselves through that. I think you have to be low maintenance.

"Although, I've noticed that you can now get these temporary built Winnebagos with plug sockets. I could do that, but I couldn't do tents. I can only sleep in a comfy bed."

Beyoncé debuts dramatic new short hair - 7 August 2013

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Will Beyoncé be performing at V Festival with her short hair?!

Nevertheless, Lauren is still looking forward to the delights of going to Virgin Media's V Festival in Chelmsford this year and explained that it can be a great place to meet new people.

"I'm probably most excited about Beyoncé. But what I love about festivals is that you meet so many people that you would never normally meet. You make loads of new and random friends because everyone's in a happy mood. So I really like the social side of it too."

With Beyoncé taking to the stage on Saturday, everyone is eager to see whether she performs for the first time with her drastic new short hair cut.

But Lauren hopes that she'll have her trademark long locks back in by then.

"I love big and long hair, so I prefer that look on her," she said. "But she can pull [short hair] off. She can pull anything off. Her and Rihanna I prefer with longer hair. But I do think Beyoncé will wear a weave for V Fest."

TOWIE's Lauren Pope hair braids Twitter 9 August

© Twitter / Lauren Pope

Lauren knows how to create the perfect festival braided hairstyle

That being said, which other celeb festival hairstyles is Lauren loving at the moment?

"I have my own hair extensions brand [Hair Rehab London], so I'm always a big fan of long hair. I love the Little Mix girls' hair. Perrie wears my extensions and we have the same hairdresser, who is amazing. He won't just do a typical bun. He'll put plaits in and always makes sure to do something different. You never get bored when you see their hairstyles."

Details and full lineup for Virgin Media's V Festival, taking place 17 and 18 August in Weston Park, Staffordshire and Hylands Park, Chelmsford, are available here.

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