Jess Wright feels better at 30
Jess Wright feels "more powerful" since she turned 30.
The 'Only Way is Essex' star reached the milestone in September and has seen a dramatic change in her self-esteem since her birthday because she now feels more stable and secure within her career and personal life.
Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, she said: "I guess since I turned 30 I have a feeling of much more security within myself. Just more confident, more happy and more powerful I guess.
"People always used to say when they hit 30 that's how they felt and I always used to think, 'Whatever, that's rubbish.' But that really is the case."
Meanwhile, the brunette beauty, who found fame on the ITVBe show five years ago, is determined to carve a career for herself in the acting industry but isn't ready to leave the glitz and glamour of Essex behind just yet.
She said previously: "I'd love to act one day. My dream would be to star in a prime-time drama -- along with a stint on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
"I loved the start of this season's 'TOWIE' when we were in Marbella but since then, it hasn't been my favourite. But I don't have any plans to leave just yet. As with all jobs you have ups and downs, but I think things will be OK now."