APPRENTICE star Lottie Lion throughout the present day comes out as bisexual and says she had a 3 month fling with a Love Island star.
The 22-year-old educated The Sun: “I’m proud of who I am”.
But she was turned down by Love Island bisexual Megan Barton Hanson, 27, after she plucked up braveness to ask her on a date.
Lottie stated: “I’ve requested Megan on a date. We have exchanged messages. She is overtly bisexual. I requested her out however she had a boyfriend on the time.
“But there was another girl who I went on a few dates with. She was on Love Island too and high profile, but is not openly bisexual. Everyone thinks she’s straight.”
Lottie’s lover has not come out so The Sun is solely not naming her. But Lottie stated: “I’d encourage her to come out too. The reason we broke it off was due to our concerns about being found out. We really liked each other.”
Lottie — fired by Lord Sugar in 2019 — stated: “To be open about something quite taboo within my social circle is hard. I’ve been in the closet since I was 18. Four years is enough. I want to be open.”
She has dated 4 ladies and 5 males however has not educated her household about her sexuality.
‘My mother and father wouldn’t perceive’
She stated: “My parents wouldn’t understand. A close family member tried to come out as bisexual and they were horrified. So that terrified me. I thought I had to stay quiet and say nothing.”
Lottie thought-about popping out when a former girlfriend tried to promote a narrative on her to a rival paper.
She stated: “I just thought ‘do you know what, I want to get there first so it’s on my terms’.”
Lottie — about to begin learning regulation at uni — first realised she was “different” when she watched The Hunger Games and fancied Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen.
She stated: “I just thought Jennifer was gorgeous. I kind of knew then. I was a bit ashamed. I didn’t understand it.”
Her first relationship with a lady was at 19 however “ended abruptly” when her lover wished to satisfy Lottie’s mother and father. Lottie stated: “Talking about my bisexuality is like ripping a plaster off. I don’t should cowl factors anymore. There is means a lot much less public information on bisexuality than completely totally different sexualities.
Talking about my bisexuality is like ripping a plaster off.
“People suppose you’re straight or a lesbian. But it’s not the case.”
She has purchased herself a home in Bristol and is courting a 30-year-old software program program program engineer referred to as Tom from Wales, who has impressed her to embrace her sexuality.
Lottie stated: “I hope my story might empower others.”