Rye’s Own Pop Stars

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.

The Cheeky Girls At Rye Christmas 2002
The Cheeky Girls At Rye Christmas 2002

Their single – “Cheeky Cheeky – Touch My Bum” has shot up

Monica & Gabriela
Monica & Gabriela

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.

Second in The Christmas 2002 Pop Charts
Second in The Christmas 2002 Pop Charts

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

All articles, photographs, films and drawings on this web site are
World Copyright Protected. No reproduction for publication without
prior arrangement. (Hard Copy Back Numbers Still Available)
© World Copyright 2015 Cinque Ports Magazines Rye Ltd., Guinea Hall
Lodge Sellindge TN25 6EG