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Penny Lancaster-Stewart

Penny Lancaster in 2008
Date of birth 15 March 1971 (1971-03-15) (age 38)
Place of birth Chelmsford, Essex, England
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Hair colour Blonde
Measurements 34-24-35
Dress size 6 (US)
Spouse(s) Rod Stewart (2007 - present)

Penny Lancaster-Stewart (born on 15 March 1971) is an English model and photographer. She is probably best known for her modeling work for designer lingerie brand Ultimo. She is married to rock singer Rod Stewart.

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Early life & career

Penny Lancaster has a brother named Ben, and a pet dog named Alfie. Lancaster was brought up by parents who were both regular gym-goers and encouraged a love of fitness. At the age of six Lancaster took up dance, learning tap, ballet and modern but decided to quit at the age of 16 due to her height and decided aerobics would better suit her frame. Six years later Lancaster became a certified fitness trainer. It was during this time when she was spotted by a model scout who suggested she should consider a career in modeling. Lancaster also decided to learn about the other side of modeling and began taking photography classes.[1]

Ultimo

In 2002 Lancaster signed up to be the face of designer lingerie brand Ultimo for a reported £200,000. Lancaster was seen to be a success at promoting the brand raising its profile, especially in the UK, but two years later, Lancaster's contract was not renewed. [2] A source for the company stated "Penny has got the company some great publicity in the past year, but we felt we needed someone who has a bigger international profile. Penny is a very sexy girl, but isn't known outside England."[3] Shortly after UK tabloids began to reporting that supermodel Rachel Hunter was being lined up as the new face of the company.[4] This created a huge tabloid interest as Lancaster was then dating singer Rod Stewart who at the time was divorcing Hunter. After it was confirmed that Hunter had been signed, newspapers printed pictures of the two modeling the same underwear comparing the two and claiming they were in a bitter feud.

Ultimo boss Michelle Mone said that she had always wanted Hunter to model the clothes as her original target, and only went for Lancaster at £200,000 because she was cheaper than the £1million it later cost her to sign Hunter.[5]

Stewart was upset about the way Mone treated Lancaster and launched a verbal attack on her branding her "a manipulative cow" and saying "Penny worked her bloody arse off for Michelle. Michelle’s treated her horribly — she is a nasty piece of work. If this drums up more publicity for her bra company I hope Michelle chokes on the profits" and then adding "Anyway, I can’t stand her Ultimo stuff."[6]

Both Lancaster and Hunter have reportedly called a truce over the incident.

Strictly Come Dancing

Penny was announced as one of the fourteen celebrities taking part in Strictly Come Dancing Series Five.

In Week 4, Penny was revealed as one of the bottom two participants. She and her partner (Ian Waite) were in the Week Six Dance-Off alongside Matt Di Angelo and were voted off.

Performances

Week # Dance Judges' score Result
Revel Horwood Phillips Goodman Tonioli
1 Swing (dance) Group Performance - Not Judged
2 Quickstep 8 8 8 9 Safe
3 Jive 5 6 7 7 Safe
4 Samba 8 7 9 8 Bottom Two
5 Foxtrot 9 8 9 9 Safe
6 Salsa 6 6 7 6 Eliminated


Personal life

In 1998 Lancaster had the chance to meet singer Rod Stewart who offered to let her take photos of him whilst on tour.[7] When the pair began going out it caused a large tabloid interest as Stewart had recently separated from his wife and mother of two of his children Rachel Hunter.

In 2005 Stewart proposed to Lancaster at the top of the Eiffel Tower after asking her father for permission. After insisting that he would never marry again Stewart said "I left it this long to propose because I want to get it right this time."

Lancaster gave birth to her first child (Stewart's 7th) a 7lb, 7oz boy on 27 November 2005.[8] The baby was named Alastair Wallace Stewart.[9]

Lancaster and Stewart married on Saturday, 16 June 2007 at La Cervara near Portofino, Italy. The couple exchanged vows in the presence of 100 family and friends. A reception followed overlooking the coast of Santa Margherita.[10]

References

  1. ^ "'Penny Lancaster', publisher=AskMen.com". http://uk.askmen.com/women/models_250/293c_penny_lancaster.html.  
  2. ^ "'Storm in a D-cup', date=18 January 2004". Scotsman.com. http://business.scotsman.com/topics.cfm?tid=509&id=62742004. Retrieved 2004-01-18.  
  3. ^ "'Penny dropped', date=15 January 2004". rodstewartfanclub.com. http://www.rodstewartfanclub.com/about_rod/article/EpZuElllllHXmBxDkq.php. Retrieved 2004-01-15.  
  4. ^ "'Is Rachel new Ultimo girl', date=31 January 2004". rodstewartfanclub.com. http://www.rodstewartfanclub.com/about_rod/article/EpZVyuVpypaoodNbzn.php. Retrieved 2004-01-31.  
  5. ^ "'Lancaster was always second choice to HUnter for Ultimo role', date=23 March 2004". contactmusic.com. http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/mndwebpages/lancaster%20was%20always%20second%20choice%20to%20hunter%20for%20ultimo%20role. Retrieved 2004-03-23.  
  6. ^ "'Rod gets knickers in a twist', date=29 March 2004". rodstewartfanclub.com. http://www.rodstewartfanclub.com/about_rod/article/EplpVuZZFlkEPRbLpE.php. Retrieved 2004-03-29.  
  7. ^ "'Rod's girl Penny all set for 'perfect' wedding', date=6 June 2007". hellomagazine.com. http://www.hellomagazine.com/celebrities/2007/06/06/penny-rod-wedding/. Retrieved 2007-06-06.  
  8. ^ "'Rod Stewart's Fiancée Gives Birth', date=28 November 2005". people.com. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1135159,00.html. Retrieved 2005-11-28.  
  9. ^ "'Rod Stewart and Fiancée Name Baby Alastair', date=7 December 2005". people.com. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1138539,00.html. Retrieved 2005-12-07.  
  10. ^ "'Rod Stewart Marries Penny Lancaster in Italy', date=17 June 2007". people.com. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20042844,00.html. Retrieved 2007-07-17.  

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