Katie Price has told Oxford University students no-one has an excuse not to try to earn a living.
During a question and answer session at the institution's union, the glamour model-turned-businesswoman said: "There's no excuse for people to just get pregnant and stay at home. I come from a family that has had to work to earn a living.
"It doesn't matter if you're a single mum or you have financial stuff, I believe that if you really want to do something and put your mind to it, it's feasible, but you really have to be realistic.
"That's how I've lived my life. The more people say 'you can't do that', the more I say: 'Well watch me.'"
Katie, who shot to fame as Jordan in the late 90s, was invited to the Oxford Union to give a talk on her life and colourful career.
She also told the 1,000-strong crowd that she believes there need to be tighter regulations on the media.
Having already spoken in detail of being hounded by paparazzi, the reality show star answered a question on the subject, saying: "There are so many things that need to be tweaked and done properly, more regulation.
"You've got people coming across (badly) in this industry because they're not saying things right. There's a lot more control that can be done."
She added that she felt sorry for the new host of reality stars from shows such as The Only Way Is Essex and Made In Chelsea as they don't know the industry as well as her.
She said: "I'm just very lucky that I've got a lot of people around me. I think the media know now that they're not going to destroy me. I'm indestructible."