After winning sexiest female at the British Soap Awards for the second year in a row, Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan would be excused for having a large ego.
However, Very is pleased to report the gorgeous actress seems genuinely shocked she beat off competition from fellow Corrie star Helen Flanagan as well as Eastenders’ Tiana Benjamin and Hollyoaks Gemma Merna and Jennifer Metcalfe to collect the gong at the ITV Studios in London.
We grabbed her for a chat about handbags, high street versus designer and hellish fashion mistakes. (It’s good to know that even award winners get it wrong sometimes).
QS: Your character wears a lot of sexy outfits on Coronation Street, but what is your own wardrobe like?
“I live in tracksuits and most of the time I look an absolute mess.I was into sportswear – trackies, Rockport and big, baggy hoodies. My mum hated it, she’d be trying to get me in dresses and I’d be going in JJB sports buying another hoodie. I’m not the sort of person who gets glammed up to go to the shops or puts make-up on when I get up. The only time I wear heels and a dress is for a night out.”
QS: What are your favourite things to wear for a night out?
“I like getting dressed up. I got a few dresses from Lipsyrecently. But I like shopping around. I used to work in Selfridges in Manchester. I loved walking round and looking at all the different clothes in the store.”
QS: Have you ever had any wardrobe malfunctions?
“I wore a pink bikini on holiday in Spain and I can’t bear to look at the photos. The bikini top was padded so it looked like my boobs came up to my chin. People keep asking if they are real—they definitely are.”I normally don’t show them off. I think they are too big for my body—there’s too much cleavage.”
QS: Do you go for designer or high street dresses?
“I did spend my first pay cheque on a bag – a £2,000 Chloe one – and I’m glad I did. But since then I’ve been sensible. I’m saving up for a house so I’m careful about what I spend my money on.”
QS: Which celebrities do you look at for style inspiration?
”Kate Moss because she looks stylish and youthful. She’s my favorite model. I’ve always admired her style.”
Here’s Michelle’s outfit in all it’s glory:
To get Michelle’s sexy look yourself, check out the Love Label corset dress
Or Forever Unique’s Sophie Dress is another beautful example of this season’s nude trend, and the black shoulder detail makes it even more show-stopping.
It’s an award winning look.