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Michelle Marsh
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Michelle Marsh
Birthdate 30 September 1982 (1982-09-30) (age 27)
Birth location Royton,
Greater Manchester,
England
Measurements 32FF-26-32[1]
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Eye colour Blue
Hair colour Blonde
Official web site
Michelle Marsh at IMDb

Michelle Marsh (born 30 September 1982)[1] is a glamour model from Royton in Greater Manchester, England. She has been a Page Three girl, has appeared in many men's magazines, has featured on popular British television programmes, and has released a pop single that reached number 89 in the UK singles chart. She is married to footballer Will Haining and has one child.

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Modelling career

Before becoming a model, Marsh worked as a care assistant for the elderly at the Royley House Nursing Home in her hometown of Royton.[2]

She received national media attention in 2001, at the age of eighteen, when she placed second in The Sun tabloid newspaper's "National Cleavage Week" contest.[3] In 2002, she won the "Search for a Babe" contest run by The Daily Star, and began appearing topless as a "Star Babe" in that newspaper later that year. Between 14 March 2003 and 23 December 2004 she appeared thirty times as a Page Three girl in The Sun,[4] which hailed her as "the new Samantha Fox."[5]

Marsh went on to appear in men's magazines such as Loaded, Perfect 10, Nuts, Maxim, Zoo and Playboy. From the beginning of her career, Marsh was regularly partnered with Lucy Pinder, with whom she has appeared in magazines, television and corporate appearances.

In 2003, Marsh flew to Iraq to entertain British troops serving abroad. Her picture was painted on a Harrier jet, which was renamed "Michelle Belle" in her honour.[6] In 2006, she spent three weeks entertaining British troops stationed in Afghanistan.[7]

In May 2007, she entered the Miss Great Britain contest as Michelle Marsh as Miss Oldham alongside Nicola Tappenden as Miss Croydon.[8] Marsh came in 4th place beating Tappenden who came in 10th place.[9]

Musical career

On 6 November 2006, Marsh released her first pop music single "I Don't Do," which spent two weeks in the UK singles chart, peaking at number 89.[10] She has also recorded a cover version of Alanis Morissette's song "Ironic."[7]

Marsh featured in the music video for 4-4-2's single "Come on England", released before the UEFA Euro 2004 football championships.[11]

Television and film career

Michelle Marsh and Lucy Pinder, at ExCeL London, September 2005.

Marsh first appeared on television in 1999, aged sixteen, as an extra on the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside.[7]

Since achieving recognition as a glamour model, Marsh has made several mainstream television appearances. She featured as a contestant on The X Factor: Battle of the Stars,[12] where she finished in seventh place out of nine acts.[7] She also presented the second series of The Steam Room[13] and starred in two reality television series, Trust Me - I'm a Beauty Therapist[14] and CelebAir.[15]

In September 2007, while pregnant with her first child, she appeared as a contestant on a special charity edition of BBC quiz show The Weakest Link, which featured glamour models with romantic connections to footballers.[16] She also made a guest appearance on the 2009 edition of Celebrity Big Brother.[17]

As an actress, Marsh has played minor roles in episodes of the television series Hotel Babylon[18] and Life.[19] She also appears in the 2009 feature film Clubbed.[20]

Personal life

Marsh became engaged to footballer Will Haining on Valentines Day 2005. On 2 June 2007 Marsh and Haining married in Scotland at Auchen Castle near Moffat, with the groom telling guests that Marsh was pregnant with their first child.[21] On December 16, 2007 Marsh gave birth to her daughter, Maddison.[22]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Marsh, Michelle, official website: http://www.michelle-marsh.com/
  2. ^ Burniston, Julie (2003-07-13). "Michelle Casts Off All Cares". The News of the World.  
  3. ^ Bowness, Mark (2003-07-13). "What a Winning Pair". The Sun.  
  4. ^ Page 3.com official statistics: http://www.page3.com/girl/michelle_marsh/index.shtml Retrieved 2007-04-28
  5. ^ Hughes, Ruth (2003-03-13). "Our Discovery Michelle is One Blonde with Big, Er, Ambitions; Meet the New Sam Fox". The Sun.  
  6. ^ Hughes, Ruth (2003-03-13). "Our Bombshells Bound for the Gulf". The Sun.  
  7. ^ a b c d Adams, Lisa (2006-10-30). "Model Michelle's Joy at Getting Wed to Scots Footballer and Shocking Cowell". The Daily Record.  
  8. ^ "Miss Great Britain: The Wag Factor". 2007-05-21. http://www.theinsider.com/news/184122_Miss_Great_Britain_The_Wag_Factor. Retrieved 2010-01-04.  
  9. ^ "Final '07: Contestants in final place order". Miss Great Britian. 2007. http://www.miss-gb.co.uk/contestants.asp?view=place. Retrieved 2010-01-04.  
  10. ^ "Chart Log UK". http://www.zobbel.de/cluk/CLUK_M.HTM.  
  11. ^ http://www.topblogarea.com/rss/Michelle-Marsh.htm
  12. ^ "The X Factor: Battle of the Stars". IMDb. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0810735/. Retrieved 2009-04-26.  
  13. ^ "The Steam Room with Michelle Marsh". IMDb. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1000532/. Retrieved 2009-04-26.  
  14. ^ "Trust Me, I'm a Beauty Therapist". IMDb. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0884773/. Retrieved 2009-04-26.  
  15. ^ "CelebAir". IMDb. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291485/. Retrieved 2009-04-23.  
  16. ^ "The Weakest Link (WAGs and Glamour)". IMDb. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1140822/. Retrieved 2009-04-26.  
  17. ^ "Celebrity Big Brother". IMDb. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1352006/. Retrieved 2009-04-26.  
  18. ^ "Hotel Babylon". IMDb. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1143403/. Retrieved 2009-04-26.  
  19. ^ "Life". IMDb. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1036145/. Retrieved 2009-04-26.  
  20. ^ "Clubbed". IMDb. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0856778/. Retrieved 2009-04-26.  
  21. ^ "Mum's the word for Michelle"
  22. ^ Ex-Page 3 Michelle is a mum The Sun - 17 December 2007

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