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Pretty Little Thing model is convicted drug dealer who was jailed for selling cocaine and heroin

A Pretty Little Thing model with thousands of Instagram followers is a convicted drug dealer who was jailed for selling cocaine and heroin.

Rebecca Vieira, 25, regularly models outfits for fashion firms to her 166,000 followers on Instagram - where the mother-of-one describes herself as a 'public figure'.

Today she has spoken out after it was revealed she was jailed in 2019 for possessing cocaine and heroin with intent to supply.

Vieira, formerly known as Rebecca Marques, is currently dating former Love Island contestant and Blazing Squad member Marcel Somerville.

She says an ex pressured her into carrying the Class A drugs - before she was eventually caught by police in Merstham, Surrey, in 2019.

Rebecca Vieira, 25, was jailed in 2019 after she admitted to possession of cocaine and heroin with intent to supply 

Since her release from prison in 2019, Vieira, formerly named Rebecca Marques, had modelled clothes for some of the UK's biggest brands on her Instagram page 

Speaking to the Sunday People, the former star of MTV's Celebrity Bumps said: 'I kept quiet and took the punishment because I felt I had no other option. Thankfully, I was able to get away from that situation safely but I'm still having nightmares.

 'I'm a stronger person now and encourage people to seek help when they need it rather than staying trapped and manipulated.'

In January 2019 Vieira admitted to two counts of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply. 

According to GetSurrey, she was stopped by police on the A23 in Merstham in September 2017, after she initially failed to stop for officers. 

At the time of her conviction, Surrey Police said they found a 'large quantity of cash' along with two mobile phones and wraps of cocaine in the model's car near Merstham 

Surrey Police told the paper they found 'a large quantity of cash and two mobile phones' along with individual wraps of cocaine.

She was jailed for 20 months in 2019, but was released early and returned to Instagram in November of that year.

Returning to the social media app, she posted a picture with the caption: 'What you feed grows, took some time to see the bigger picture.'  

Since her release she has appeared on MTV's Celebrity Bumps and is currently dating former Love Island contestant and Blazing Squad member Marcel Somerville 

Since her release she has appeared on MTV's Celebrity Bumps while pregnant with her son.  

Vieira continues to post on Instagram modelling various clothing brands.

Last week she shared a family photo, writing: 'In the end all that matters is family and those who love you, things get thrown at you to break you but as long as you have a strong support system you can get through everything, I’m forever grateful for my family and friends I call family.'

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