Chase McKenna, aged 12 when her family let cameras in their home, doesn’t “do” Primark — and her family handed over hundreds for designer gear every week, even though she couldn’t afford carpet
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One mom who’s happy not to have a carpet in her house so her kids can run around in designer clothes said she does it so people will believe she’s a good mom.
Kelly McKenna said her sophisticated 12-year-old daughter Chase has Burberry linens and a range of Gucci outfits.
She said she felt people would think she was a better mum if she dressed her children in expensive clothes – with seven-year-old Mackenzie and 14-year-old Rhys also eyeing the role.
They starred in the Channel 5 documentary 12 Year Old Shopaholic and Other Big Spending Kids in 2014 and the clip has just resurfaced on social media.
It left users’ jaws on the ground as Kelly and her husband Alan, from Bexley in south-east London, caved in to their demands.
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“People would say, ‘You don’t have carpet, but your kids are walking around Lacoste,'” Kelly explains on the show.
“We are bad with money, we have no savings, we live each day as it is.
“I had my kids young and I felt like if I dressed them in designer clothes people would think I was doing a good job.
“From the minute they were born, they were all in designer clothes. I wanted my kids to look good.
“We could have a lot of bills and I could still go to bed and sleep. Things like that don’t worry me.”
Viewers were stunned to see the mother confess that she couldn’t afford to do the carpeting because of the expenses.
The show focused on spoiled Chase, who refuses to shop on the high street.
The kids say they are often paid £300 a week to look good.
“I was already 150 pounds this week and it’s only Tuesday,” boasts the 12-year-old.
“If I ask dad for something and I don’t get a yes right away, I give him ‘The Face.’
“I like labels…Ralph, Juicy, Gucci. I don’t do Primark!”
The couple say they sometimes struggle to keep up with the constant demands of their children.
Kelly stays at home to take care of the children while her husband runs his own construction company.
She continued, “We’re useless with money, but we don’t receive welfare. Alan works for it.”
“My mom always said you’re not here forever so spend it while you can and I think she’s right.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/mum-no-cash-carpet-home-27275281 Mum has no money to carpet her house but buys Burberry and Gucci clothes for her children