The Ukrainian-born beauty, who welcomed her landmark birthday on 14 August (04), was in no mood to party when her friends attempted to persuade her to visit a local nightclub, and as a result, she ended up missing out on attending her own special event.
She says, "I was working on my birthday so to have my first legal drink I went home at midnight and I opened up a bottle of champagne to have a drink.
"And then my friends were like, 'Hey, let's go to that club that we always (go) to,' and I was like, 'Why would I wanna go there on my birthday? I've gone there all these other days. No, it's okay, but I'll call you if I change my mind.'
"They were like, 'You have to come!' I was like, 'No, it's okay, I'll call you.'
"So they left and they kept calling and calling and I was like, 'Jeez, they're so desperate!' So I just turned my phone off.
"The next day I found out they were throwing a surprise party for me at this place and I felt horrible. The thing is they threw me a surprise party when I was 18, so I wasn't expecting it ever again. I feel bad."11/05/2005 09:11