I’d max out credit cards buying designer clothes then return them, admits Selling Sunset’s Christine Quinn

WITH her peroxide blonde hair, wrinkle-free skin and plumped-up lips, Christine Quinn could easily be seen as fake by some.

But the real estate boss from Netflix’s Selling Sunset believes that’s the secret to her success.

Living in a £3.6million mansion, Christine claims her glamorous existence is down to living by the motto “fake it till you make it”.

The mum of one from Dallas, Texas, believes you need to act like it’s yours and eventually it will be.

During the first series of the smash hit property-porn series in 2019, she looked a million dollars in designer clobber, but in reality she was purchasing an outfit, wearing it once and then returning it.

Christine, 31, says: “I used to always buy clothes I can’t afford — I’d wear them, feel amazing and then send them back — stores have a great return policy. I would never be seen in the same outfit twice.

“For season one of Selling Sunset I was buying and returning — maxing out credit cards along the way. I’m all about faking it until you make it. I’m open about having Botox and fake boobs too, I don’t want to give other women the wrong impression.

“The more transparent we are, the more confident other women will feel. As soon as I had my baby, I booked in for a Botox top-up. I’ve always believed in myself and believed I’m destined for greatness, so I act like it’s mine until it is. This is what’s got me to where I am today, including the house I live in.”

'Bullied in school for being confident'

As a realtor — or estate agent — for the rich and famous, Christine has spent four years nosing around luxurious homes. Now she owns one of the stunning properties she used to take people on tours of. “I used to try and sell it to other people and now it belongs to me,” says Christine.

“I had just started in real estate and every Tuesday and Sunday I held an open house there. On these days, I would turn up and act like it was mine. I would bring my mail and leave it on the counter, pay my bills there. I would even imagine my husband coming down the stairs.

“Fast forward a few years and it came back on the market, I didn’t realise at first that it was the same property. But walking up to the house I couldn’t believe it, I walked in and tears started welling up — it was the house I’ve always dreamt of living in and now it’s mine.”

Christine married retired software engineer Christian Richard, 41, in December 2019, and they purchased the four-bed, five-bathroom mansion in January 2019.

They welcomed their son Christian Georges Dumontet 16 months later. But Christine went through a traumatic labour. Just two days after attending the MTV Movie and TV awards, she underwent an emergency C-section — which almost killed her and her baby.

Christine says: “I had a terrifying experience. My waters broke while we were filming.

Don’t worry about the petty bulls**t, don’t worry what anyone else says about you, just do your thing.

“The whole experience has made me really grateful. God gave me a chance and that put everything in perspective. It made me realise that life is too short — don’t worry about the petty bulls**t, don’t worry what anyone else says about you, just do your thing.”

Shortly after becoming a first-time mother, Christine was trolled on social media for going back to her job seven days after giving birth. Christine says: “I was bed-bound for four days and was in agony — but the minute I could start moving again, it helped and eased the pain.

“Immediately, I received backlash for it and some of the comments hurt because people made out like I was lying. It’s tough but you must move past it, people always have opinions.

“And I’m kind of used to it, I was bullied in school for being confident and standing out compared to everyone else. But it just made me more ambitious and determined. Now those bullies follow me on Instagram.”

The reality TV show has become a worldwide hit and catapulted Christine to stardom thanks to her straight-talking personality. She was given the nickname “bitch” by fellow co-stars and fans. But this is nothing new for Christine who says she’s always been called one. "I’ve always taken it as a compliment to be honest”, says Christine.

“People have always referred to me as a bitch and I never understood why it was negative, so I decided to embrace it — it means people are talking about me. I work hard and I’m going to be confident while I do it.” Known for her signature red lips, Christine owns 67 shades of crimson lipsticks and started wearing make-up from the age of 12.

‘Do it differently’

Her glam look landed Christine a collaboration with cosmetics brand Ciate London and she has launched a five-piece collection with products called Villain Pump Plump Lip Gloss and Bo$$ B*tch Eyeshadow Palette.

Christine says: “The collection is all about duality, we wanted it to give bad girl vibes but still be supercute and girly — showing the two sides to my personality. The highlighter is my favourite as you can use the formula on your face and body.

“I’ve always loved experimenting with make-up but a bold red lip is my signature. Jessica Rabbit, Marilyn Monroe and Dolly Parton were such beauty icons for me – I adapted my style to them.

“But if there’s one thing I want my collection to do, it’s give women the confidence to own their sass and be a boss bitch. Rules are boring – break the mould and do it differently.

I cut toxic people out and I manifested boss bitches like myself and now have wonderful people in my life.

“Life is too short for acquaintances.

"I cut toxic people out and I manifested boss bitches like myself and now have wonderful people in my life."

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