Katie Price has triumphed in a highbrow debate at Cambridge University, defending women’s ability to juggle a successful career and family life.
The model and reality TV star opposed the motion ‘this house believes the only limit to female success is female ambition’ and her 10-minute speech in front of 800 students helped achieve a landslide victory of 497 votes to 39, with 51 abstentions, The Daily Mail reports.
Katie, 33, claimed she was not a good public speaker, but despite swearing and forgetting her lines, she earned herself a loud cheer and defeated the opposing team, which included Boris Johnson’s younger sister Rachel, editor of The Lady.
Businesswoman and mother-of-three Katie admitted she wasn’t particularly clever at school, but insisted: “You have to be realistic… it’s all about reaching your goals.”
The former glamour model joked: “If you play Trivial Pursuit with me I will definitely lose.”
She added: “I’ve made lots of mistakes, but I have got no regrets apart from the Eurovision, I don’t know what I was thinking.”
But she told students her life motto is, ‘there is no such thing as can’t, because I can’.
There were gasps from the audience during Rachel Johnson’s speech when she commented: “The sky is the limit or in your case a 10-part series on Sky called Katie.”
Katie’s appearance came just three months after she made a speech at the Oxford Union.
President of the Cambridge Union, Katie Lam, said: “I decided to invite Katie Price because she’s a prominent public figure who is very popular among, and represents the aspirations of a large number of, women and girls in the UK, and I thought her perspective would be a valuable one to add to the debate.”