‘Britain’s vainest’ man Sam Barton set to declare himself bankrupt aged just 22
Beauty and brains don’t always go together and in the case of ‘Britain’s vainest man’ Sam Barton, wasting £100,000 in an attempt to become a replica of The Only Way is Essex’s Joey Essex is proof enough that some people are blessed with neither.
Barton, a barman from Sutton Coldfield, told the Birmingham Mail:
“I’ve been absolutely crazy with money since I was 18 but especially in the last two years when I’ve just simply had the time of my life. I never thought of how much anything cost – if I wanted something, I bought it”.
“I’ve spent around £55,000 trying to improve my looks and get the perfect image. The rest I’ve spent on designer clothes, jewellery, holidays, spa treatment and champagne”.
“In total, I have spent around £100,000. At one point I counted 15 credit cards and store cards. I would get a store card, take a friend into the shop who would spend on the card and then give me the cash. That happened on a number of occasions”.
“I would always ensure I had hard cash in my wallet, even if it meant taking another store card to the limit. I have spent £2,000 in one night on champagne while out with friends, buying bottles of champagne at £300 a time”.
“I’m in debt but have no regrets. I’m young and I am having the time of my life. Debt doesn’t really worry me. I am in a lot of debt but have been advised to wipe the debt out and just start again afresh. My mother won’t be happy as she believes you should pay your debts back. But if I’m able to clear my debts by declaring myself bankrupt, then I’ll do that”.
This irresponsible 22-year old is indicative of all that is wrong about Britain. We make Sam Barton our most worthy first Wally of the Week of 2015.
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