Katie Price Wins Cambridge Union University Debate Against The Lady's Rachel Johnson

Katie Price

PA/Huffington Post   First Posted: 27/01/2012 15:49 Updated: 27/01/2012 15:49

Katie Price has triumphed in a highbrow debate at Cambridge University, defending women's ability to juggle a successful career and family life against magazine editor Rachel Johnson.

The model and reality TV star opposed the motion "this house believes the only limit to female success is female ambition", which was also debated on Huffington Post UK on Thursday.

Price, also known as Jordan, gave a 10 minute speech in front of 800 students at the university, which secured her a landslide victory of 497 votes to 39, with 51 abstentions, The Daily Mail reports.

Katie, 33, claimed she was not a good public speaker, but despite swearing and forgetting her lines, she earned herself a loud cheer and defeated the opposing team, including Johnson, younger sister of Boris.

Businesswoman and mother-of-three Katie admitted she wasn't particularly clever at school but insisted: "You have to be realistic... it's all about reaching your goals."

The former glamour model joked: "If you play Trivial Pursuit with me I will definitely lose."

She added: "I've made lots of mistakes, but I have got no regrets apart from the Eurovision, I don't know what I was thinking."

But she told students her life motto is, "there is no such thing as can't, because I can".

There were gasps from the audience during Rachel Johnson's speech when she commented: "The sky is the limit or in your case a 10-part series on Sky called Katie."

Katie's appearance came just three months after she made a speech at the Oxford Union.

President of the Cambridge Union, Katie Lam, said: "I decided to invite Katie Price because she's a prominent public figure who is very popular among and represents the aspirations of a large number of women and girls in the UK, and I thought her perspective would be a valuable one to add to the debate."

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