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Biography for Nell McAndrewNell McAndrew (born Tracey Jane McAndrew, 6 Nov. 1973 (44 years ago), Belle Isle, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England) is an English glamour model.
CareerMcAndrew started her modelling career as a catalogue and magazine model and as Marilyn Monroe look-a-like. She was required to shave her head for a modelling assignment in Germany. In the UK she was featured as a Page Three girl in the Daily Star and with her bald head was hailed as the 21st century babe. She shot to fame as the official Lara Croft model for the video game Tomb Raider between 1998 (19 years ago) and 1999 (18 years ago). McAndrew was immediately fired from her stint as Croft in 1999 (18 years ago) after posing nude for the cover of Playboy, the first British woman to do so. This was partly due to the fact Playboy printed references to Lara Croft and Tomb Raider on the cover, which were quickly removed when Eidos, the maker of the game, threatened with a lawsuit.
She has since gone on to enjoy a very successful career as a glamour model, appearing in FHM, Maxim, and Loaded many times. She has also appeared in fitness magazines, including Shape and Personal Trainer. McAndrew has also released many very popular calendars.
McAndrew, affectionately referred to as a Forces Sweetheart, has visited the UK Armed Forces at bases all over the world.
She has also had a very successful TV career, as a presenter on Racing Rivals, Born to Fight, It's a Knockout and The Big Breakfast; she has also been a contestant on the reality TV show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! Celebrities under Pressure, Family Fortunes and Dancing On Ice.
McAndrew released her first fitness video “Peak Energy” in 2002 (15 years ago) which became the number one best seller. It was followed up by “Maximum Impact” in dec. 2003 (14 years ago) and “Ultimate Challenge, Ultimate Results” in dec. 2004 (13 years ago).
McAndrew has supported charities including Breast Cancer Awareness, Help The Aged, the British Heart Foundation, DebRA, Cancer Research UK, The Lymphoma Association and SSAFA
In 2003 (14 years ago) she was voted the Yorkshire Woman of the Year and in 2005 (12 years ago) she won Rear of the Year.
She has been a part of a number of PR campaigns for Yorkshire Water, including a digital version of herself in their Sewer Raider item on the company website.
She is currently fronting the advertising campaign for Activia yoghurt and for 2009 (8 years ago) has had her hair cut very short returning to the look at the start of her modelling career.
In Jan. 2009 (8 years ago), Nell helped Benenden Healthcare Society, a mutual not-for-profit healthcare organisation launch their 'Fresh Start, Get on Track campaign' including nationwide radio interviews and online webchats.
SportsRunning in the 2005 (12 years ago) London Marathon, as a charity runner, McAndrew completed the event in a time that allowed her to start with the elite athletes in future events. And in the 2007 (10 years ago) Marathon, she completed the course in a slightly more sedate pace with her mother (after having recently given birth).
For the 2008 (9 years ago) Great North Run, she competed with the Fun Runners dressed as Wonder Woman to help raise funds for charities she supports.
2009 Flora London Marathon: The First Celebrity to finish, with a time of 3:10.20.
Family and personal lifeShe has a brother called Stephen. Her father, Ted, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2003; he is currently in remission.
After announcing their engagement in sep. 2004 (13 years ago), she married property developer Paul Hardcastle twice - first in Nov. 2004 (13 years ago) in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England, then again at a marriage blessing in dec. 2004 (13 years ago) in Dubai. McAndrew gave birth to a baby boy called Devon, in Leeds, on Thursday 24 Aug. 2006 (11 years ago) at 1.10 am.
In Mar. 2009 (8 years ago) she revealed that she was still breastfeeding her son, even though he was almost three, and talked about the criticisms she was getting over it.
Charitable activityMcAndrew has taken part in an eye-catching training session for a charity race in which she wore little more than body paint. Launching the Cancer Research UK Race for Life 2008 (9 years ago), she joined a group of other women in London's Regent's Park, whose training outfits were painted on their bodies.
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