My client, Nileen Namita, appears with daughter Rachel, 16, in a double page spread today in the Daily Mail newspaper. Unsurprisingly, because it is the sort of story readers often have strong views on, it is one of the best read on the Daily Mail website and at the time of writing had attracted over 500 comments from all over the world.
I have represented mum of three Nileen, who has had over 50 cosmetic surgery operations to turn her into the Egyptian queen Nefertiti, for a while. But the story of how her academically brilliant daughter Rachel could no longer attend her top public school because Nileen spent the fees on surgery is a new story.
Nileen told me this morning that this story is one of the best she has ever had written on her – because it digs deeper than just the surgery. It might be shocking but then Nileen realises her story is controversial and as she says, she realises some people might not agree with what she has done. However, she has never sought approval from mainstream society.
For my part, I find Nileen and Rachel equally fascinating. Both incredibly clever, they are actually quite similar in that both of them have strong personalities – except they have hugely opposing views! They are both enormously likeable though and that’s why this story was such a pleasure to write.
Needless to say I have been inundated today with requests mostly for TV for Nileen and Rachel. Nileen is due to talk about the story on BBC Five Live tonight. Meanwhile, we are considering TV offers for their story (along with Nileen’s ex husband, who is Rachel’s father) as a documentary in its own right.
To read more about Nileen and other clients I represent, go to: www.featureworld.co.uk/represents.html
Nileen has recently had a new book published – The Return of Nefertiti, which gives further insight into her extraordinary life. To read more about her book go to www.lulu.com/ where you can input The Return of Nefertiti by Nileen Namita and buy it.