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Sam: Katie looks good for her age

The Only Way Is Essex star Sam Faiers insisted she wasn't in competition with fellow glamour girl Katie Price as she posed in a bikini as the new face of a swimwear brand.

Reality TV star Sam, sporting a deep tan after a holiday in Dubai, was chosen to be the face of Swimwear365 as they believe she represents "real women with curves and shape".

Just last week, mum-of-three Katie launched a line of her own swimwear, but Sam said she doesn't feel threatened by the busty celebrity's success.

"We're completely different. She's a mum and she's older than me, and I'm young and have only been in the industry for so long. So we've both got different audiences I think," the 21-year-old said.

"Considering she's had three children I think she's got a great figure. She is super skinny but she does look good, like, for her age."

Making the move from reality television star to swimwear model is not the first career transition Sam has made in recent years.

She said: "It makes me laugh because two or three years ago I was working in the bank on the cashier desk."

Sam and her sister Billie, who also appears on ITV2 show TOWIE, were attacked by a gang of girls last October, but Sam says she is not worried about girls' jealousy sparking a second attack.

"What happened happens all across the world whether you're in the show or not. It happens everywhere," she said. "We picked ourselves up and moved on really quickly so we're not going to let it bother us."

Sam will be jetting off to the Bahamas, Las Vegas and Ibiza this year and is hoping to get plenty of wear out of the 50 bikinis she has tucked away in her bikini drawer.

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