Liz Fuller

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Elizabeth "Liz" Fuller
Born Elizabeth Fuller
(1975-12-30) 30 December 1975 (age 38)
Swansea, Wales
Occupation Actress, model

Elizabeth "Liz" Fuller (born 30 December 1975) is a Welsh Television presenter, actress, model and media personality,who is also known for being Miss Great Britain 1996 – 97, part of the Miss Universe franchise. Fuller is the former owner of the Miss Great Britain pageant from September 2009 to January 2011. She launched her own competition of the Miss British Empire beauty pageant[1] in 2011.

Early life[edit]

Fuller was born in Swansea, Wales and attended Hendrefoilan Primary School, Dumbarton House School (where ex-pupils included Catherine Zeta-Jones.[2]) and Olchfa Comprehensive. She then attended the Dubensky stage school,[3] where performances included Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Fuller moved over to The Grand Theatre School of Dance, and continued taking part in stage productions, including The Hobbit.

Fuller was a child dance star for Eleanor Live (HTV Wales), a model on the S4C programme Heno.[citation needed][4]

Fuller gained nine GCSEs and three A-Levels, then gained a BA Journalism, Film and Broadcasting Degree from University of Wales, Cardiff. She went on to be crowned Miss Cardiff, Miss Wales GB and finally the Miss Great Britain International title in 1996.

Miss British Empire[edit]

Miss British Empire launched in April 2011, was a continuation of previous Miss GB feeder title Miss British Model. With a goal to pass on opportunities in show business to the next generation Fuiller oversees a UK team who run regional heats. Winner of Miss British Empire 2011 was Charlie Bell, Victoria G Veale won Miss British Empire 2012 and Katie Hulland won Miss British Empire 2013 title.

Early career[edit]

Fuller's modelling career started at 16 after being spotted by a photographer, and she undertook catwalk shows and photographic shoots, and also her very first beauty pageant Miss Wales 1994.

In 1994 Fuller started at the University of Wales Cardiff on the BA journalism, film and broadcasting course.[5] Fuller got a 2:2 degree from Cardiff in 1997.[5]

Fuller went on to be crowned Miss Cardiff, Miss Wales Universe,[citation needed] and finally the Miss Great Britain International title in 1996.

TV and broadcasting[edit]

Fuller started her broadcast career at Morriston Hospital, Swansea presenting on one of the few hospital television channels in the country. After stints at Swansea Sound Radio and HTV Wales, Fuller went on to co-present The Birthday Show for Granada TV, and a pilot for Topshop TV. Fuller also did work experience at the News of the World and L!ve TV. Fuller was host of ITV Wales's The Pop Factory.

In 1997 Fuller moved to London, and became a commercial model with agents in South Africa, London, and in the US. Campaigns include Kronenbourg, Fosters, Sol beer and Doritos; and TV adverts include Boots Number 7 makeup, and Suzuki.

Fuller was a house model in 1999 on the Richard and Judy show This Morning, Fuller got her TV break presenting MUTV, on the show Reds at Five with Ally Begg. She then worked in Scotland on the Peakviewing travel reports for a broadband venture, then presented and took on the role as producer on the Dating Channel.

In September 2001, Fuller was offered a presenting role to launch Auction World.tv on Sky Digital, and in August 2002 Fuller broke into terrestrial TV on ITV1 and became the female host for The Pop Factory on HTV Wales with Steve Jones, which later led to her presenting Record of the Year on ITV.

In 2004 Fuller wrote, sold, presented and produced the car show Numberplate Heaven on Sky channel Men and Motors. Fuller also joined Nation 217 as one of their anchor presenters on Sky.

Fuller has hosted since 1998 the Miss Great Britain, and in 2005 she bought the UK licence to produce and operate the show.[2] After 18 months Liz was bought out of the business. Fuller still is called to judge and judged Asbo Teen to Beauty Queen on Channel Five

Fuller was a former anchor presenter on Quiz Call for Channel Five every Thursday and Saturday nights, live and unscripted. Fuller recently had her own column in Wales on Sunday called The Fuller Picture. Fuller was the face of Pearl Drops toothpaste on a three-year commercial deal, where the advert plays out in the UK and five other countries. She was also the face of haute couture designer Rachel Elbaz perfume Dream.

Present[edit]

Resident in Los Angeles since early 2011, Fuller's hobbies include the gym, painting, making clothes, going out for meals, the cinema and travelling.[5]

Fuller is an ambassador for Cancer Research UK, Shelter Cymru and NCH, and is also linked with the Asharan Orphanage.

Actress[edit]

Fuller has recently[when?] starred in three Hollywood films, A Winter Rose with Billy Zane, Paul Sorvino, Theresa Russell, Robert Miano,[6] Our Way with Isaac C Singleton Jr, Tony Curtis Blondell[7] and 7 Faces of Jack the Ripper[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Last chance to enter Miss Universe Wales Beauty pageant". Western Mail. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Blake, Aled (23 February 2006). "Bringing Miss Great Britain into 21st century". Western Mail. Media Wales. Retrieved 31 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Liz Fuller". International Artistes. Retrieved 31 August 2009. 
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2022849/
  5. ^ a b c "Liz Fuller Biography". Archived from the original on 18 December 2007. Retrieved 31 August 2009. 
  6. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2175470/
  7. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2651326/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_4
  8. ^ "Former Miss Great Britain Liz Fuller lands a role in CSI". Western Mail. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 

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