We're nothing like trashy Tallafornia - Voice star Nikita
THE star, competing in the RTE talent show The Voice, says not all people from Tallaght are trashy.
Since airing on TV3 last month the stars of Tallafornia have been filmed getting into drunken brawls, partying in a jacuzzi, having sex and strutting around in their underwear, but talented singer Nikita (20) says she wants TV viewers to see another side of her hometown.
Speaking to the Herald, the unemployed singer says people shouldn't take the reality show too seriously.
"I've being watching Tallafornia every single week, everyone from Tallaght is watching it. Obviously it doesn't look great but if people all over Ireland are going to judge Tallaght on just seven people then I say let them, we know what it's really like. I live a completely different lifestyle to the girls on the show. I'd never wear the tiny little dresses they wear and I don't go out partying."
Nikita, who compares her voice to that of tragic singer Amy Winehouse, has also revealed that she is the cousin of famous screenwriter Mark O'Rowe, who penned the smash hit movie Intermission.
-- Alexandra Ryan