Peta Todd

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Peta Todd
Born Peta Louise Todd
(1986-12-08) 8 December 1986 (age 27)
Newham, London
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Spouse(s) Mark Cavendish (m. 2013)[1]

Peta Louise Todd (PEE-ta; born 8 December 1986)[2] is a former English glamour model and Page 3 girl.

Modelling career[edit]

Todd first appeared on The Sun newspaper's Page 3 when she was 18.[3] She took time out of her modelling career in 2006 to have her son Finnbar, but returned to Page 3 soon after.[4]

In 2010, Todd appeared as one of the Power Girls in the first Power Snooker tournament.[5]

Since 2005 Todd has modelled regularly for Body in Mind, including during her first pregnancy.[6]

Charity work[edit]

In 2008, she cycled 400 miles (640 km) in 5 days raising over £3,000 through sponsorship and a further £4,000 by auctioning her bicycle and cycling shorts on the last day of her ride for the Help for Heroes charity.[7] Todd has also travelled to Afghanistan to boost the morale of the British troops stationed there.[3] She is the charity's 'official pin-up' and patron, and has completed many challenges for Help For Heroes including skydives, wingwalks and bobsleighing and she completed the London Marathon 2010 in aid of the charity.[7] In 2010, Todd received an award for outstanding contribution to the charity which included a personal meeting with Prince William.[8]

In 2009, Todd climbed Mount Kilimanjaro along with injured servicemen and women to raise funds for Help For Heroes.[9]

Media work[edit]

Todd appeared on the BBC programme Newsnight in 2010 to discuss the merits of 40 years of Page 3. She has taken part in debates at the Oxford Union and at several other universities, including Durham.[9]

Todd has been a regular radio show contributor, co-hosting the "Absolution with Tim Shaw" show on Absolute Radio [10] and talkSport's "The Sports Bar". She has also appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss whether the 40th anniversary of Page Three should be celebrated.[11]

She appeared on the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car segment of Top Gear in 2010, driving a Kia Cee'd. Her name was written on the scoreboard as "Peta 23 from Essex".[12]

Personal life[edit]

Todd has a son from a previous relationship. She is married[1] to Manx cyclist Mark Cavendish, after meeting him in November 2010.[13][14][15]

On 22 October 2011, the couple announced Todd's pregnancy via the media,[16] and on 3 April 2012, Cavendish announced the birth of their daughter.

On 18 November 2012, Cavendish proposed to Todd, two years to the day after they met on the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles,[17] and they married on 5 October 2013 in London.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Cyclist Mark Cavendish marries model Peta Todd". ITV News (ITV). 6 October 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bio Todd's bio at Mahlo.com". Mahalo.com. 29 December 2008. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Peta Todd – Charitable glamour model". FHM. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Glamour girl Peta Todd joins 10:10". 1010global.org. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Glicksman, Gavin (26 October 2010). "Check out snooker's sexy Power Girls". The Sun. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Peta's most recent photo set on Body in Mind". Bodyinmind.com. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Peta Todd: Help For Heroes pinup". Helpforheroes.org.uk. 30 May 2008. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Peta Todd receives outstanding contribution award – Muse Management UK". Musemanagementuk.blogspot.com. 8 June 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Page 3 Peta is top of the class". Northern Echo. 13 March 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Peta calls Chris Kamara for a liitle chat – Absolute Radio". Youtube.com. 17 September 2009. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Is Page 3 sexy or sexist? – 5 live Breakfast 16/11/2010 – BBC Radio 5 live". Bbc.co.uk. 16 November 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "Page 3 girl Peta Todd appears on Top Gear". The Sun. 26 June 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "Our Peta is spoke for, lads" The Sun, 17 December 2010
  14. ^ Glendenning, Barry (6 July 2011). "Tour de France 2011: stage five – as it happened". Guardian (UK). Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  15. ^ "Peta Todd – Charitable glamour model". FHM. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  16. ^ Thomas, Holly (22 October 2011). "'It's a Tour baby!' Page Three model Peta Todd reveals she is expecting cycling champion Mark Cavendish's child". Daily Mail (London). 
  17. ^ Francis, Nick (18 November 2012). "I’m worried about our first dance. Mark was teenage ballroom champ ... I’m all long legs and clumsy feet". The Sun (London). (subscription required)

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