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Facts about Abigail Clancy
Biography for Abigail ClancyAbigail Rose Clancy (born 10 Jan. 1986 (30 years ago)), also known as Abbey Clancy, is an English lingerie and catwalk model who made headlines during the 2006 (10 years ago) FIFA World Cup as the girlfriend of England football (soccer) star Peter Crouch.
Born in Liverpool, Clancy was member of girl band Genie Queen, who were managed by 1980 (36 years ago) popstar Andy McCluskey from Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD). The highlight of their career was supporting boyband Blue on tour. However, the band didnít secure a record deal and fell apart.
Britain's Next Top ModelIn the summer of 2006 (10 years ago) the second cycle of Living TV's Britain's Next Top Model hit UK screens and Clancy featured as one of the thirteen finalists in the competition, competing over 10 weeks for a desired modelling contract. Clancy was determined to go far in the competition, but was criticized for being more glamour than high fashion. Clancy made it to the final runway show with fellow contestant Lianna Fowler, but at the final judging Clancy lost out to Fowler, who because of her look suited to editorial modelling. It was during the show, which coincided with the 2006 (10 years ago) FIFA World Cup, that her relationship with football star Peter Crouch was revealed. This together with Britain's next top model caused her to make headlines and start a very successful media career
Since Britain's Next Top ModelSince appearing on the show Abigail has modelled for Maxim (December 2006 (10 years ago)), Nuts (November 2006 (10 years ago)), OK!, GQ (Aug. 2006 (10 years ago)), The Sun, the Daily Star, Sugar, Stars on Sunday and numerous other publications. In 2006 (10 years ago), Clancy was the face and body of Pussy Glamoreís winter lingerie collection alongside Elizabeth Jagger in photos shot by Bryan Adams. She has graced the front cover of FHM magazine three times (December 2006 (10 years ago), Nov. 2007 (9 years ago) and Oct. 2008 (8 years ago)) and even been featured in FHM Australia.
In May 2007 (9 years ago), Clancy appeared on the front cover of Arena magazine, modelled the Triumph Bonneville Motorbike in the Daily Mail newspaper and was ranked 37th in FHM magazine's annual 100 sexiest women in the world poll of 2007 (9 years ago). In 2009 (7 years ago), Clancy had moved up to 12th in FHM magazine's annual 100 sexiest women in the world poll
Clancy has appeared as a talking head in the documentaries Slave to Fashion and The Ultimate Bikini Guide for Channel 4, as a guest on programmes such as Richard and Judy, The Chris Moyles Show, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, GMTV and in her own Reality TV series Abbey and Janice: Beauty and the Best which followed her attempts to break the Los Angeles modelling scene guided by Janice Dickinson who acted as her mentor. The show aired from 14 May to 18 Jun. 2007 (9 years ago) on Living TV and also followed her as she walked the runway for Christian Audigier's Ed Hardy fashion line. In 2008 (8 years ago) the series aired on the US network Oxygen.
Clancy featured in the third series of the UK edition of Hell's Kitchen. She was the third contestant to be voted off the show by the public, and the fifth to leave overall.
In 2007 (9 years ago) and 2008 (8 years ago), Clancy endorsed Euromillons lottery, been seen as the face (and body) of Ultimo lingerie alongside Sarah Harding and Gemma Atkinson (115 walls), Matalan lingerie and Lynx in a major print & TV advertising campaign and released her first official Calendar for 2008 (8 years ago).
On 10 May 2009 (7 years ago), Clancy featured on Chris Moyles' Quiz Night alongside Patsy Kensit. She won the night's quiz and was the overall winner of the series.
Clancy also co-hosted the ITV2 series, The Fashion Show with model Michelle de Swarte and George Lamb. Her cousin Chloe Cummings, made the top 13 contestants in the fifth cycle of Britain's Next Top Model, of which Clancy herself was a guest in episode 8, being the first ex-contestant from the Top Model franchise to appear on the judging panel.
Personal lifeAfter football striker Peter Crouch signed for Liverpool, the pair started dating. Clancy became a fully-fledged WAG, and was part of the England team's WAG group during 2006 (10 years ago) FIFA World Cup. However, during the tournament, allegations surfaced in several tabloids of cocaine-taking as well as cheating on Crouch with an ex-boyfriend. Clancy was sent home in disgrace half-way through the competition, with Crouch having dumped her by fax, issuing a statement through his lawyer disclaiming any further involvement with her:
In light of this, I wish to make the situation absolutely clear: Abbey and I were in the early stages of a relationship which, for a number of reasons I decided to end, and accordingly informed Abbey of my decision.
Clancy briefly dated Jason Statham (15 walls) in 2007 (9 years ago), but told the Sun newspaper they were now just friends.
Abbey announced via the media that the revelatory drug-taking pictures (wallpaper) were taken during her short-lived musical career when she was a teenager.
In the period after the England team exited the World Cup, rumours began to surface that the pair were dating again. Crouch later confirmed this, retracting his legal statement in autumn. The pair are now an infrequent feature of various media stories, focusing on their relatively quiet and stable relationship. Abbey and Peter announced their engagement on Jul. 15th 2009 (7 years ago), he proposed during a romantic holiday in Sardinia, the couple have been dating for over four years, and both are said to want a huge wedding, although no official date has been set.
On Apr. 22, 2009 (7 years ago), at the FiFi UK Fragrance Awards, Abbey suffered the indignity of her wardrobe malfunctioning: a nipple emerged from the gaping neckline of her dress while she smiled unknowingly in full view of the paparazzi. "We always thought she was a bit flash," remarked The Sun.
Abbey's brother Sean is also a footballer, playing for Conference North club, Fleetwood.
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