Lucy Collett

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Lucy Collett
BornLucy Victoria Collett
(1989-03-03) 3 March 1989 (age 25)[1][2]
Warwick, England, UK[3]
Other namesLucy Vixen,[3] Lucy V
EthnicityCaucasian[3]
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[3]
Weight172 lb (78 kg; 12.3 st)[3]
Website
http://www.lucy-v.com
 
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Lucy Collett
BornLucy Victoria Collett
(1989-03-03) 3 March 1989 (age 25)[1][2]
Warwick, England, UK[3]
Other namesLucy Vixen,[3] Lucy V
EthnicityCaucasian[3]
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[3]
Weight172 lb (78 kg; 12.3 st)[3]
Website
http://www.lucy-v.com

Lucy Victoria Collett (born 3 March 1989[1][2]), also known as Lucy V and Lucy Vixen,[3] is a glamour model. She won The Sun newspaper's Page 3 Idol 2012 modeling contest, and she appears as a Page 3 girl in that newspaper. She also features regularly in British men's magazines. In May 2013, FHM magazine named her one of its 100 Sexiest Women in the World.[4]

Modeling career[edit]

Collett began her modeling career at age 17 as a hair model for Toni & Guy salons.[5] At this time, she began dying her naturally brown hair blond, and later her signature red color.[5] In December 2011, at the age of 22, she was declared the winner of The Sun's Page 3 Idol 2012 competition and became a Page 3 girl.[6][7] She now features regularly in men's magazines, including Loaded, FHM, Zoo, Nuts, Front and Maxim.[3] She appeared in the music video for Professor Green's song "Remedy".[8]

Collett is a dress size 12–14 (UK) and wears a size 30G bra.[5][9] FHM has called her part of a "welcome new trend for curvaceous womanliness."[8] Her voluptuous figure and red hair have drawn comparisons with actress Christina Hendricks and cartoon sex symbol Jessica Rabbit.[10] The Sun has sent Collett onto the streets of London dressed as Joan Holloway, Hendricks's character in Mad Men, to gauge men's reaction.[10] Collett has said that she wants to "send out the message that you don’t have to be a size six to be a model"[6] and that she wants to promote a healthy body image for girls and women.[11]

In May 2013, she was named one of FHM magazine's 100 Sexiest Women in the World, placing 89th on the list.[4]

Background and personal life[edit]

Collett's father is a property developer, and her mother is a chiropodist.[5] She is the youngest of 4 children.[5] Her parents divorced when she was 4 years old, after which she lived with her mother.[5] She attended Myton School in Warwick.[11]

On 19 May 2005, her 17-year-old brother Jacob was assaulted by another teenager following an altercation outside a pub in Leamington.[12] He suffered a brain haemorrhage and died in Warwick Hospital around 1 AM on 20 May 2005. His assailant was subsequently convicted of manslaughter and received a 6-year prison sentence.[13][14] Her brother's death caused Lucy to suffer from a year-long depression and engage in incidents of self-harming.[5] She credits an interest in photography, which she studied for her A-levels, with giving her the ability to overcome her grief and depression and rebuild her life.[5]

Before becoming a full-time professional model, she worked for six years as a waitress at Warwick Castle.[11]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b @Mellisa_Clarke (3 March 2013). "Happy birthday ginge! @Lucy__Vixen". Twitter. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Poster". Twitter. 17 February 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014. "Mode Model, Lucy Collett, Birthday Celebration, Saturday 1st March 2014" 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "LucyVCollett - Model - Warwick, England, United Kingdom". ModelMayhem.com. Retrieved 2011-12-22. 
  4. ^ a b "FHM 100 Sexiest Women In The World 2013: The full list". FHM. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Jackson, Kate (3 January 2012). "Lucy Collett’s first interview". The Sun. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Jackson, Kate (22 December 2011). "Lucy Collett wins The Sun's Page 3 Idol". The Sun. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  7. ^ ""I thought I'd have no chance with red hair. When I got the call saying I’d won I screamed and burst into tears... in WH Smith" – Says Page 3 Idol winner Lucy Collett". The Sun. 3 January 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2014. "Lovely Lucy, 22, came top in The Sun’s annual competition to find our next Page 3 model, the first ever redhead to win the public vote." 
  8. ^ a b "Lucy Collett — Real-Life Jessica Rabbit". FHM. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  9. ^ Jones, Amy (13 November 2012). "I didn’t know winning Page 3 Idol would give me the best year of my life". The Sun. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  10. ^ a b {{cite web|last=Jackson|first=Kate|url=http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/4156068/Page-3-news-Curvy-Lucy-Collett-dresses-up-as-sexy-Mad-Men-star-Christina-Hendricks.html%7Ctitle=How to drive Men Mad: Page 3 Lucy spends day as TV’s curvy Joan| publisher=The Sun|date=27 February 2012|accessdate=17 June 2013}}
  11. ^ a b c "Warwick model cruises to page three girl victory". Warwick Courier. 24 December 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "Battered teen left to die in the street". Sunday Mercury. 22 May 2005. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  13. ^ "Teenager accused of killing; 18-year-old on manslaughter charge". Coventry Evening Telegraph. 23 May 2005. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  14. ^ "Six years for teenage boy whose single punch took another's life". The Leamington Spa Courier. 4 November 2005. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 

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