WTF Ever Happened To The Cast Of The Valleys?
Remember The Valleys? Find out whatever happened to the cast over at MTV.co.uk.
When you think about it, 2012 was a pretty crazy and monumental year. The Twilight movie saga came to an end, we all learned the ‘Gangnam Style’ dance, Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ was the biggest song of the whole twelve months, and Kylie Jenner actually joined Instagram. Woah.
But most importantly of all, 2012 saw the the first ever episode of The Valleys broadcast on MTV. Never forget.
What followed was three series of utter carnage and chaos as a total gang of 11 Welsh wannabees tried to make it big with their Valleywood Nights tour – but what the eff actually happened to ‘em all once the series was axed?
Let’s take a look at where the cast of The Valleys are these days, shall we?
Probably the biggest success story of the bunch, Lateysha landed herself a spot in the 2016 Big Brother house and didn't receive a single nomination - she only got booted out because of a twist in the show.
Still on the quest to become a major reality TV star, Lateysha takes a lot of selfies, talks openly about her botched bum implants, and has even kicked off her own YouTube channel. Lateysha is also now a mum to her seriously cute daughter called Wynter, who inspired her to start her own baby fashion brand.
It's hard to figure out what Carley's doing these days because she doesn't give too much away on social media. What is clear is that she's seriously loved up and in a happy relationship, still loves a night out with the girls, and seems to have downsized her hair a little bit which is probably for the best.
And although she's found love elsewhere, Carley and Chidgey are still pretty close by the looks of things - they tweeted each other just a couple of days ago. Yay, happy endings.
Since his time on The Valleys, Chidgey has beefed up and grown a beard. The whole modelling thing might not have taken off quite as planned, but he's back in the high vis vests and working as a self-proclaimed 'master bricklayer'.
He's also seriously into fitness and does a lot of promo for gym supplements by flashing his six pack. Most recently, Chidgey was victim to a hacking scandal which saw a string of leaked videos allegedly showing him errr... playing with himself in locations around the house. Not ideal, poor Chidge.
With Valleys highlights including posing with dead fish on a beach for her modelling shoots, Jenna worked for a couple of years doing glamour shoots, running a fashion line and doing personal appearances as a reality celeb.
But now it seems that she's decided that the A-list life just ain't for her. Instead Jenna is focusing on her fitness and has also gone back to uni, hitting distinctions left, right and centre in her course. GO GIRL.
Nicole and her alarmingly giant hair had dreams of becoming a celebrity stylist and hairdresser during her MTV days, so did it actually happen for the lass? Um, not exactly.
After the show, Nicole moved over to Magaulf to work as a shot girl for a little while, but is now planning on getting back into beauty and nails after moving to Newcastle with her boyf. Lovely stuff.
Having originally planned on becoming a world famous model, Natalee has now switched ambitions and focuses on her status as a self-made girl boss instead. She runs her own tanning business and, despite a rather painful-sounding botched boob job, she seems to do a lot of horse riding in her spare time, which is nice.
But here's the best news for any romantics out there - Natalee and fellow Valleys co-star Anthony are still very much a thing three years later. CUTE.
Anthony and Jason Suminski
The twins are most memorable for their seriously shocking behaviour throughout The Valleys, but these days they're nowhere near as wild as that. After the show, they actually headed back to college to study mental health nursing and psychology.
Anthony, along with Natalee, now does a lot of travelling and is seriously into UFC, while Jason is living a quiet, social media-free life. His mum likes his Facebook profile picture though, so that's cute.
Jack is another of the Valleys boys to have turned his attention to health and fitness, growing muscles bigger than the average human head and posting a serious amount of gym selfies.
After the show, Jack put his stripping days behind him and went back to his plastering day job, and in his Twitter bio he describes himself as an athlete, a fiance and most importantly a father. Yep, Jack has a son, and he's adorable.
Aspiring rapper Leeroy released a single in 2013 which entered the UK charts at number 37, not too shabby.
Since the show ended, Leeroy has gone on to become a dad.
Of all The Valleys bunch, Liam has surely had the biggest glo up of them all. He gave up the dream of becoming a DJ and instead got into fitness, Liam's co-founder and director of a business that has something or other to do with cars (not too sure what it actually is but it looks very impressive).
In possibly the most important update of the whole lot, he also has an extremely cute french bulldog called Vince.
Oh Aron. The world of reality TV was cruel to Aron as he was booted off the show after the first season, but he and his plunging necklines are doing pretty well for themselves now. He's a three-time world kickboxing champion, and has just launched his own high end gym. Nice.
He basically looks exactly the same with slightly bigger muscles, and possibly even more man cleavage than before. Impressive.
Words by Lucy Wood
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