The Cheeky Girls, Monica and Gabriela Irimia, returned to their adopted town of Rye for a flying visit on the Saturday before Christmas to help Santa distribute toys to the children who visited the Ypres Tower “Grotto.”
Monica and Gabriela, identical twins, came to Rye a year ago to live with their mother, Margaret and step-dad Ray. Their amazing path to stardom has come as a result of a song mother Margaret wrote for them when they attempted to get on the television “Pop Stars – The Rivals” programme.
Their single – “Cheeky Cheeky – Touch My Bum” has shot up
the Christmas charts and reached second position.
Even though the Twins were rushed all over the country in the period before Christmas promoting their single on dozens of T.V. and Radio programmes they still found time to fulfil their promise of coming to Rye.
Anyone who heard their enthusiastic answers to questions about their time in Rye could not notice what good ambassadors they are for the town.
Mum Margaret is very proud of her daughters and has accompanied them on all their publicity trips. She did look a bit tired on the day and told me they were rushing straight back to London for another television performance after the Rye trip.
“Rye’s Own” January ” 2003
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