TALLIA Storm admits she was forced to change her party girl persona after sleeping through the night and getting up early.
Pop star and radio presenter Tallia, 24, shocked fans in April when she was announced as the face of Capital Scotland’s brand new breakfast show, along with co-host Fat Brestovci.
One of the main reasons people were surprised was their reputation for always having a good time.
The daughter of media moguls Sascha and Tessa Hartmann, Tallia has been labeled a celebrity for her habit of sharing her seemingly flamboyant lifestyle.
But she finds it funny that it took an early warning for people to finally realize she was bullying from the start.
She says: “I was going to go to bed at 4am and now I wake up at 4am.
“The mornings are tough, you only need five hours of sleep, but if you just focus on that, anything is possible.
“You’ll be amazed at how many texts I get saying, ‘Wow, I don’t know how you do it when you get up so early.'”
“Isn’t it funny that that makes people realize that I work hard because the reality was I’ve already worked hard in London and done a million different things.
“I love being called a party girl, but I hate being a celebrity because I’m a businesswoman.
“The biggest stars in the world are party girls and people want you to have fun – otherwise you’re just a robot.”
Tallia, whose real name is Natalya Storm Hartmann, adds: “When I started, people probably looked at me and thought I was privileged.
“I’m starting to prove to the people who made up nonsense about me that they have nothing to base themselves on.
“I literally get up at 4am and I have two lives, my radio job ends at 12pm and then my day is just beginning.
“Actions speak louder than words and I need not defend myself as my work ethic and ambition speak for themselves.”
After being “discovered” by Sir Elton John at the age of 13, Tallia has long been used to the limelight.
Not only was her mother a reality TV star, appearing on the ITVBe show The Real Housewives of Jersey, but she also made a name for herself on shows like Celebs Go Dating and X Factor: The Band.
During this time she was also tasked with hosting red carpet events and regularly interviewing famous faces on camera.
Now she’s tasked with entertaining listeners every weekday morning from 6am to 10am.
Tallia says, “Before, I was the talent. I’ve been interviewed many times, but have never hosted a show.
“I’ve hosted various events at Wembley Arena and interviewed people like Eva Longoria and Shawn Mendes and had so much experience but never at a desk.
“I’m on Good Morning Britain all the time and debating so I wasn’t nervous.
“If you say a wrong word at GMB, you will be cancelled. But I feel so at home here and everyone is so supportive.”
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