THERE are so many huge stars who started out as Page 3 girls, and Keeley Hazell is the most recent former glamour girl to be making a name for herself.
The British actress has signed with the same Hollywood agents who guided the career of Meghan Markle – and who reportedly secured a £100million deal with Netflix for her.
Having recently become more well-known for her role in Apple TV’s mega-hit Ted Lasso, Keeley, 35, has secured a deal with Gersh Agency for representation in all areas of her career from acting to modelling.
And she will now have The Duchess of Sussex’s former agent and close confidante Nick Collins masterminding her career.
A source said: “Keeley struck the deal with Gersh the last few weeks as the second series of Ted Lasso ended.”
Keeley began her career as a model, working with HOAR as well as magazines such as FHM, Loaded, Nuts and Zoo Weekly, before transitioning to writing and acting.
She was just 17 when she won a national ‘Search for a Babe’ competition, and fast became one of Britain’s top glamour models during the noughties.
There was a time when she commanded up to a whopping £30,000 for one photo shoot, and her final appearance on Page 3 was in 2009.
From DJing in nightclubs and taking up marathon running to having to sell their used knickers on eBay to make cash, HOAR’s glamour girls have taken very different paths.
Here, we look at what some of our Page 3 girls have been doing since their pin-up days…
Joe Wicks’ wife
Former Page 3 girl Rosie Jones was dubbed the “hottest supply teacher ever” after taking over husband Joe Wicks‘ YouTube PE lessons during lockdown, while he was recovering from surgery on a broken hand.
The 31-year-old shares two young kids, Indie, three, and Marley, who turns two in December, with Joe, 36.
And she sent viewing figures rocketing with her #PEWithJoe appearance.
Wag with a children’s boutique
Dubbed ‘the new Samantha Fox‘, former Page 3 beauty Michelle Marsh became a regular in lads’ mags including Playboy, Loaded, Maxim and Nuts.
She was famed for her 32FF natural boobs in the early noughties, but quit modelling in 2006.
Instead, she tried to make it as a pop star – but her debut single ‘I Don’t Do’ flopped at number 89 in the charts.
Michelle, now 37, still went on to perform on The X Factor‘s Battle of the Stars in 2008. She also appeared on The Weakest Link and Celebrity Big Brother.
She married Scottish footballer Will Haining in 2007, and the couple have three children.
The former glamour model – who once worked as a care assistant at a nursing home – opened a children’s boutique, TillyFlops, in Oldham, Manchester, in 2012.
Keen marathon runner
Nell McAndrew hosted dating show Man O Man in 1996 and modelled as a Marilyn Monroe lookalike before becoming the face of Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft in the late nineties.
Now aged 47, she went on to model for all of the top men’s mags.
She later moved to TV and hosted The Big Breakfast in the early noughties, before signing up for her first marathon in 2005. She has run at least five since.
Leeds-born Nell – who has penned a book about running – has appeared on a series of reality shows including I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Family Fortunes and Dancing On Ice.
She is married to property developer Paul Hardcastle and they have two children.
During the lockdown, she was busy streaming fitness sessions on Instagram Live.
Lucy Pinder was famously voted as having ‘the best boobs in the world’ by Ralph Magazine in 2007 and reached number 16 in FHM’s Sexiest Women list.
Lucy, now 37, went into the Celebrity Big Brother house in 2009 but was booted off in only the first week. She has since become a successful actress.
She has starred in a series of films, including Age of Kill with former EastEnders actor Martin Kemp in 2015, as well as 2017 supernatural thrillers Suburban Fairytale and Fanged Up.
The actress – whose Instagram page captures her love of photography – has also been involved with charities over the years, including Cats Protection and Help for Heroes.
During lockdown, she posted a photo online of herself sporting a “Bless the NHS” T-shirt.
Jakki Degg was crowned HOAR’s ‘Best Ever Page 3 Girl’ in 2001. She’s since graced the covers of hundreds of lads’ mags, and has even starred as a TV actress.
She appeared in Is Harry On The Boat? a film based on the lives of holiday reps in Ibiza, alongside Danny Dyer, Ralf Little and Caroline Flack.
In 2004, she won ITV’s Celebrity 24 Hour Quiz, with her winnings going to the RSPCA.
Now aged 43, Jakki quit the modelling industry after a successful decade. She later went off-the-radar to become an electronic DJ, mostly in local UK nightclubs.
Forced to sell knickers on eBay
Starting out as a Page 3 girl, Joanne Guest starred in photoshoots with Katie Price and became a favourite with lads’ mags, thanks to her quirky short blonde hair and tomboyish style.
Now aged 49, Jo has since starred in a few documentary-style shows for the Granada Men & Motors channel, such as ‘UK Babes Exposed’ and ‘Undressed with Guest’.
In 2007, she was devastatingly struck down with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia.
With a bloated stomach and in constant pain, Jo gave up sex for more than a year and was forced to sell her used knickers on eBay because she couldn’t work.
She told This Morning at the time: “One day I tried to put on my favourite boots and couldn’t zip them up – I realised my calves were swollen.
“I thought maybe it was down to the change in my lifestyle.”
Jo – who was eventually diagnosed with ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis) and fibromyalgia – has since re-joined Men & Motors, and stars on their YouTube channel.
Former Page 3 girl Jodie Marsh started her career at the world-famous Stringfellows nightclub.
She went on to star in a number of reality TV shows, even marrying her model ex-husband, Matt Peacock, as part of a reality series to find a husband. They split within months.
Years after debuting her famous outfit of just two studded straps over her breasts, Jodie, now 42, decided to turn her attention to fitness and bodybuilding.
She’s since won contests in LA and featured in TV shows about her bodybuilding. She also runs an online store offering clothing, beauty products and personalised merchandise.
Professional show jumper
Leilani Dowding, who grew up in a Catholic household in Dorset, competed in Miss Universe and other pageants before becoming a Page 3 model in 1999.
In 2005, she starred in a gladiators-style TV show alongside Big Brother’s Kate Lawler. She moved to LA in 2007 and featured on dating show Tough Love Miami.
The horse-mad model, 41, has since competed in professional show-jumping competitions and spends a lot of her spare time at the stables.
She also runs a clothing boutique and a real estate company in the Hollywood Hills.
Most recently, Leilani – who is engaged to The Cult rocker Billy Duffy – was seen on Real Housewives of Cheshire, but she quit last year when production shut down.
Stunning blonde Nicola McLean appeared regularly on Page 3 between 1999 and 2004, but chose to retire after giving birth to her first son in 2006.
In a poll, readers voted her as their fourth favourite Page 3 girl of all time, ahead of the likes of Samantha Fox and Katie Price – with whom she had a tense rivalry.
After throwing the towel in for glamour modelling, Nicola became a reality TV star, starring with Joe Swash in the I’m A Celeb jungle in 2008 and Big Brother in 2012 and 2017.
The 40-year-old, who is an avid supporter of animal charity PETA, married footballer Tom Williams in 2009 and they have two sons – Rocky and Striker.
They briefly split when Tom cheated on her in Las Vegas in 2014, but reunited a year later.
Multi-millionaire Spice Girl
Before she found fame with hit girl band Spice Girls, Geri Horner, dubbed Ginger Spice, posed for a series of racy glamour shots.
She also posed for Page 3 in 1990 – just four years before she was discovered by music label Heart Management and joined the Spice Girls.
The group became the most successful British pop band since The Beatles, with their first album selling more than 30 million copies.
In later years, the band split and Geri launched a solo career.
Now 49, she had a string of high-profile relationships with stars like Robbie Williams and David Walliams before meeting her husband, Formula One boss Christian Horner.
The couple have a son, four-year-old Montague, and a daughter, Bluebell, 15, from Geri’s previous relationship with screenwriter Sacha Gervasi.
In recent years, the once-outspoken Spice has enjoyed spending time at home in her and Christian’s lavish mansion with her children, often sharing snaps of her bakes in her family kitchen.
In 2019, she took to the stage again for the Spice Girls reunion tour, and Geri is said to have amassed a personal fortune of more than £50 million.
TV presenter and Love Island winner
Model-turned-TV-presenter Jayne Middlemiss landed a spot on Page 3 in the nineties. She then struck the big time after landing a presenting gig on Top of the Pops and on Radio 1.
Already a hit on mainstream TV, Jayne went on to famously star in 2005’s Celebrity Love Island alongside Calum Best and Rebecca Loos.
She won the show, despite crying 27 times during the series.
Jayne, 50, also won Celebrity MasterChef in 2009 – but has been off-the-radar since.
On Twitter, she details her love of yoga, and has described herself as a “music obsessed spiritual junkie” and “a yogini truth seeker”, whatever that means…
Our Page 3 girls really have gone on to do great things!
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