KATIE Price has said she doesn’t regret calling Princess ‘ugly’ or saying she looks like an ‘alien’ and thinks the ‘ugly duckling’ narrative is ‘empowering’.
The mum-of-five made the surprising comments about her eldest daughter with Peter Andre, 47, back in 2017 when she was on Loose Women.
Princess recently celebrated her 13th birthday with a party surrounded by family and was gifted pet rabbits from dad Pete, and a puppy named Rolo, from mum Katie, 42.
Talking about her children in an interview with OK! magazine, Katie said she stands by comments she made about Katie Princess being an ugly baby.
She said: “I don’t regret saying that because not many babies are beautiful.
“Even Princess says it! She gets her old pictures out and says, ‘Mum, look how ugly I was!’ I told her, ‘You weren’t ugly, it’s just that your eyes were so massive, so you looked like a little alien.’
“Princess is the perfect ugly duckling that has turned into a swan – I love that story, it’s so empowering.”
In addition to a fabulous party and lots of gifts, Princess was finally being allowed to get her very own Instagram account.
However, Katie says she isn’t that worried about trolls attacking her teenager on social media.
“Trolls are everywhere but I monitor the whole thing, Princess is also really sensible – she has insight that most girls her age don’t have and is wise beyond her years because of being a child in the public eye.
“I know what teenage girls can be like, but Princess isn’t like that. She’d never send nude selfies to anyone – she’s too smart.”
Back in 2017 when Katie made the comments, she admitted she had felt she was ugly as a child admitting: “I joke about this with Princess because she was ugly as a baby.
“She really was and we joked about it all the time. She even says it now when we look back at pictures.”
Her fellow panellist Nadia Sawalha chided: “Don’t you mean she hadn’t fully blossomed yet, Katie?”
Katie replied: “I always say all the ugly ones at school, turn out to be the swans.”
“Even my youngest ones now need to grow into themselves.”
She then added: “Even newborns are like wrinkly old men. I’m only being honest. Love them but they are ugly.”
Read the full interview in this week’s OK! magazine, out now.