The glamorous blonde has become an icon for curvier ladies and, with an array of fellas hanging around her, she's content to remain single.
"I'm feeling really great at the moment," she tells us.
"I'm never going to be one of those skinny girls but I embrace who I am. I'm happy in myself."
"Size is just a number. If you don't have the personality then it's just not worth the bother."
Since Gemma joined TOWIE in 2011, the 33-year-old has had her heart broken by her TOWIE co-star James 'Arg' Argent, 26, and her former fiancé, businessman Rami Hawash, who she claims made 'cruel jibes' about her weight.
"I have lots of guy mates and yes, I do get male attention, but I've always found it easy to chat to men - they're less complicated than girls and they're much nicer to look at!" she laughs
"I believe that when it comes down to it, you're only as confident as you feel.
"That's why I'm always trying to think of exciting and flattering pieces for my fashion range - The Gemma Collins Collection - that allows girls to shake up their wardrobe and not just live in black leggings and dark tops.
"It's all about embracing your curves."
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