She got her first designer Chanel bag aged just five and has a nanny, maid and cook so she doesn’t need to lift a finger.
Maria Rimmer is just 21 but lives a life of luxury most of us can only dream about.
First, there’s the three-bedroom penthouse she calls home – despite being a student – all paid for by her parents, of course.
Then there’s the collection of designer handbags worth a whopping £70,000.
And that’s before we mention the Birkin dress worth £34,000 and the £50,000 glamorous skiing holidays.
Maria spends tens of thousands of pounds on glam skiing holidays
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But Maria, who has a baby daughter, is about to swap all of that to see how the other half live on Channel 5 ‘s Rich Kids Go Skint.
And she’s stunned a family-of-four struggling on just £650 don’t have a spare room.
The student admits she oves to buy her eight-month-old baby all the designer treats she can, including a £1,500 dress and a huge collection of Dolce & Gabbana winter suits.
Maria told The Star : "I like my baby to have the best things that are out there, the most exclusive, the most expensive.
She also spends thousands on clothes every month
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"I got my first Chanel bag when I was five-years-old. I like to keep that tradition going. I like her to have the best things as well.
"I can’t wait till she can actually hold on to something so I can get her her first Chanel bag."
Married Maria loves noting more than a night out at a casino – and moey is no object for her.
She also spends thousands every mnth on designer clothes.
This is just a small selection of Maria’s designer luggage
Her favourite pieces are a £1,000 Dolce & Gabbana dress, an £800 Stella McCartney top, a tiny blue handbag which cost £14,000 and the £34,000 crocodile-skin Birkin bag.
Maria explained: "I usually spend around £4,000 to £5,000 a month but that’s cutting down.
"Last year I spent around £8,000 to £9,000 a month.
"I go on holiday four or five times a year. If the whole family goes skiing, it will cost around £50,000 for 10 days."
And Maria isn’t your typical student, instead living in a luxury penthouse
After growing up in Russia, 21-year-old Maria went to boarding school in Switzerland before enrolling in a US high school.
She now studies Geology in Britain.
Maria said: "As a child I basically got everything I wanted.
"I didn’t know there was such a word as no. My parents worked hard for me to have all the best things in life and now my husband works hard for me and my daughter, so why not have them?"
Maria has a nanny, cook and maid to help her with every day tasks
And her student digs are far from the sparse homes most university undergraduates are used to.
Maria has two ensuite bathrooms, a guest bathroom and her nanny has her own room.
The mum-of-one also has a second luxury home in London.
But Maria chose to spend a week with Becky and Hama Bouzguanda to see what life on their council estate was really like.
Maria was stunned that Becky had just £650 a month to surivive on
The couple live with their two children in Croydon, south London, and have to survive on just £650 Universal Credit every month.
The family spend a tiny £50 on food for the four of them every month.
And the majority of Madhi, four, and 18-month-old Alfie’s clothes come from charity shops.
Amazingly, before she met the family, Maria had never heard of charity shops and had no clue what benefits were.
Maria shows off just a tiny part of her designer bag collection
She said: "I actually don’t know anything about benefits. I don’t know what they are or how they work."
Maria’s vast budget would last 23-year-old Becky, a stay-at-home mum, and part-time restaurant worker Hama, 27, eight months.
Becky said: "We do have to go without essentials just so the kids can have what they need to get through the month.
"We’ll just have something small to make the food last longer.
Maria admitted to Becky that she had no clue what benefits were and had never heard of a charity shop
"Our rent is currently covered but this is temporary and emergency accommodation so we have that worry that I could get a call from someone any day telling me I would have to move."
And Maria can’t hide her shock at the family’s cramped home.
She said: "It’s crazy for me that people can live in such small places.
"I always have at least one or two spare bedrooms for the guests. They don’t even have a bedroom for each person in the family."
Maria says she only wants her daughter to have the best things
However, Maria soon realises how charmed her own life as been as she learns how Becky makes he family’s money stretch so far.
And her time in Croydon lead her to vow to change her ways and develop a more sensible attitude to money.
Maria said: "I just feel how easy it is for me. I always sit and nag about how hard it is having a kid and studying and now I realise my life is heaven.
"I’m going to be more responsible as I know the money I basically throw away could mean so much to somebody. It’s very eye-opening to me.
"The amounts I think are small and don’t matter really do matter."
- Watch Rich Kids Go Skint tonight at 9pm on 5Star.
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