This website is run by 18 -year -old Cardiff University student Alice Hart, an aspiring journalist.
A description of Alice by Lorna Light:
“Schoolgirl, party animal and secret blogger. For 18 -year- old Alice Hart life goes further than college and her Saturday job. The ambitious teen has her own website, where she dishes the dirt on all our favourite celebs. Sitting nervously opposite me, fiddling with her neatly curled hair you wouldn’t think of Alice as a budding entrepreneur, in fact she tells me that in primary school she was very shy, “it took a lot for me to come out of my shell,” she sighs.
But she certainly has done just that. She oozes confidence as she begins telling me how the idea of her blog started, “I love writing, and thought why not,” she laughs, “one day I just went for it!” And how did the name come about? “When I met Katy Perry, she called me The Girl With The Lashes, and it just kind of stuck.”
From a young age Alice has always taken a huge interest in the lives of our elite, waiting for hours to meet those special celebs. Top of her list being ‘Gossip Girl’ star and fashionista Leighton Meester.
On looking at Alice’s blog it’s clear she knows what she’s talking about, and with over 360,000 hits it’s well on its way to international fame. But blogging is still an up and coming trend, with new bloggers appearing every day all wanting those important hits, what makes Alice’s so special? “I’m passionate about what I write about; people can tell when you don’t believe in what you’re writing.”
It’s not just gossiping fans that are interested in Alice’s blog either. Recently she made it through the doors of Alan Sugar’s boardroom, where she had 30 seconds to sell herself to get the chance of appearing on ‘The Junior Apprentice‘. “It was the scariest thing I’ve ever done; I talked about how I’d use the £25,000 prize money to develop my site. I didn’t win but the experience was amazing!”
So in 10 years time I can see Alice not only conquering the world of blogging, but getting her dream job in a fashion magazine. She definitely has the drive, and knows exactly what she wants. ‘The Girl With The Lashes‘ will go far.”