Danielle Lloyd

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Danielle Lloyd
Danielle Lloyd.jpg
Lloyd in 2007
Born (1983-12-16) 16 December 1983 (age 33)
Liverpool, England
Occupation Model, Actress
Spouse(s) Jamie O'Hara (m. 2012; div. 2014)
Children 3
Website www.daniellelloyd.com
Modelling information
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Hair colour Blonde

Danielle Lloyd (formerly O'Hara; born 16 December 1983) is an English glamour model. A former Miss England (2004) and Miss Great Britain (2006), she first rose to prominence when she was stripped of her Miss Great Britain title after posing nude in the December 2006 edition of Playboy magazine. Her title was reinstated in 2010. She won the celebrity edition of The Weakest Link in 2008 and Total Wipeout in 2010. Lloyd married footballer Jamie O'Hara in May 2012, and divorced two years later.

Early life[edit]

Lloyd was born in Liverpool, England, the daughter of Jackie and Arthur Lloyd, a bank clerk production operator for Ford Motor co and Jaguar Motor co, respectively. Lloyd claims she was bullied in school; however, the former headteacher Chris Yates, of Lloyd's old school, St Hilda’s, claimed there was no bullying at his school.[1] Upon finishing school, she decided to pursue a dual career in modelling and as a beautician specializing in massage. She is a former nail technician.[2][3]

Just as she was beginning her modelling career, Lloyd was attacked by her boyfriend at the time. She was dragged from her moving car after an argument with him, suffering abrasions and severe bruising to her body and losing most of her hair.[4]

Pageantry and early career[edit]

Lloyd was crowned Miss England on 17 July 2004,[5] and competed at Miss World 2004. On 26 February 2006, Lloyd was named Miss Great Britain 2006.[6]

On 2 November 2006, she was stripped of her title "following recent claims in the press and magazines and the publicity given on the Playboy website for their next issue", according to the Miss Great Britain website.[7]

Lloyd in 2007.

On 11 January 2007, it was revealed that Lloyd was being sued by the Miss Great Britain company for breaking her contract and bringing the company into disrepute. The company was asking for full revelation of the sums she earned for the Playboy pictures, plus costs.[8]

Lloyd appeared in FHM magazine and was a finalist of Miss Maxim 2006.[9] She has had her 32AA breasts increased by surgery three times,[citation needed] and is now a 32DD.[citation needed] During her last operation, when her old implants were replaced with newer, larger ones, taking her from a 32D to a 32DD, surgeons removed a benign lump in her right breast. Lloyd was worried that it was cancer, but doctors assured her that the lump was harmless.[10] She has revealed that her third operation will be her last, claiming that it is "pointless" going any bigger and that "People say I want to be the new Jordan, but I definitely don't! I want to be myself. I don't mind her boobs but I think they could only suit her."[11][12]

In 2006, Lloyd made an appearance on BBC One's Test the Nation. She revealed that she thought a statue of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill was a statue for the first black President.[13] However, at the end of the show it was revealed that her IQ was 152, and she would go on to win a special episode of The Weakest Link.[2][14]

Celebrity Big Brother 5[edit]

Lloyd joined Celebrity Big Brother on 3 January 2007, at the start of the series.[15] Lloyd incurred significant negative publicity, including comments by politicians and government ministers about her, Jade Goody, and Jo O'Meara's interactions with rival housemate Shilpa Shetty, which some deemed racist. Shetty won the competition with 63% of the final vote.[16][17][18][19][20][21]

Post Celebrity Big Brother[edit]

As a result of publicity about the show, Lloyd lost six-figure modelling contracts with motorcycle insurance firm Bennetts[22] and urban fashion label Rocawear.[23]

Lloyd has also appeared on the cover of Maxim, Loaded, Nuts and Zoo several times, as well as featuring in FHM and Ice.[citation needed] She has also secured a contract as the face of Ladbrokes Poker.[24]

Lloyd in 2007.

In 2007, Lloyd launched a mobile phone safety campaign after her own mobile was stolen in a Liverpool club. The "Keep It Safe & Secure" (KISS) campaign, backed by the National Mobile Phone Crime Unit encourages mobile users to take greater safety precautions when using their phone.[25] In December 2007, Lloyd released a workout DVD entitled Keep Fit, Look Fit.[26]

Throughout 2007 and 2008, Lloyd made numerous television appearances including a guest spot on ITV2's WAGs Boutique and the celebrity edition of Gladiators. She also participated in a Glamour Models Special of The Weakest Link, winning £8,950. Lloyd donated her winnings from both Celebrity Big Brother and The Weakest Link to the Linda McCartney Centre located at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.[10]

Lloyd appeared in her own documentary, Dangerous Love: A Comic Relief Special (first broadcast on 3 March 2009), which examined the subject of violence against females in teen relationships. In the programme, she described the abuse she received (including a broken cheekbone) during her turbulent relationship and visited organisations funded by Comic Relief.[27]

On 2 January 2010, Lloyd participated in a celebrity edition of Total Wipeout. She cleared all the rounds and went on to win the entire competition. She raised £10,000 for the charity Guiding Light/The Lantern Project.[28]

In December 2010, she appeared on a celebrity edition of Come Dine with Me on Channel 4. She received the highest average scores from the other contestants and won the competition. She donated her prize money to Bliss, the special care baby charity.[29]

In 2014, Lloyd participated in celebrity show Splash!

On 18 January 2015, Lloyd took part in celebrity talent show Get Your Act Together.[30]

Personal life[edit]

On 1 December 2009, Lloyd and Jamie O'Hara announced their engagement. In March 2010, the couple announced that Lloyd was expecting their first child; the baby was born on 11 July 2010, a boy named Archie O'Hara. On 13 July 2011, Lloyd gave birth to their second child, ten weeks early, naming him Harry James O'Hara. Lloyd and Jamie O'Hara were married on 26 May 2012, with Danielle announcing her name change on Twitter.[31]On 29 August 2013, Lloyd gave birth to their third child, a son called George. Lloyd and Jamie O'Hara divorced in 2014. Lloyd recently announced she is pregnant with her fourth child (another boy), her first by Michael O'Neil.


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  12. ^ "Danielle Lloyd's boob job just shy of Jordan". People News. 20 March 2007. Retrieved 20 March 2007. 
  13. ^ "Quotes of the week". BBC News. 4 September 2006. Retrieved 6 September 2006. 
  14. ^ Innes, Caroline (2008-06-14). "Danielle Lloyd's gift of life to Royal Liverpool Hospital". liverpoolecho.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-10-09. 
  15. ^ Danielle Lloyd's Gossip! Celebrity spotlight|Danielle Lloyd's Column
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  17. ^ "Big Brother: Thousands complain". Channel 4 news. 16 January 2007. Archived from the original on 24 January 2007. Retrieved 16 January 2007. 
  18. ^ "Indian government to raise Big Brother racism concerns" 17 January 2007, Scotsman
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  20. ^ Brook, Stephen (18 January 2007). "Shilpa complains of racism". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  21. ^ "Big Brother row goes global", The Guardian, 17 January 2007.
  22. ^ Kirby, Terry (19 January 2007). "Big Brother backlash begins as sponsor pulls out and contestants lose contracts". London: independent.co.uk. Retrieved 9 October 2008. 
  23. ^ Rawlins, Ahsmi (16 November 2007). "Former Rocawear Model Accepts Settlement from Tabloid over 50 Cent Sex Rumor". xxlmag.com. Retrieved 9 October 2008. 
  24. ^ "Biography". askmen.com. Retrieved 9 October 2008. 
  25. ^ Fennelly, Gary (24 July 2007). "Pin-up Dani backs mobile security campaign". The Belfast Telegraph. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2008. 
  26. ^ Bourne, Dianne (1 April 2008). "Star bodies". manchestereveningnews.co.uk. Retrieved 9 October 2008. 
  27. ^ "Dangerous Love: A Comic Relief Special". 
  28. ^ "Danielle Lloyd gives Celebrity Total Wipeout winnings to charity". Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  29. ^ "Danielle Lloyd supports Bliss on Come dine with me". Archived from the original on 10 September 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  30. ^ Get Your Act Together Episode 1 | "ITV Press Centre"
  31. ^ "Danielle Lloyd speaks of excitement over wedding to Wolves star Jamie O'Hara"

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
Jackie Turner
Miss England
Succeeded by
Hammasa Kohistani
Preceded by
No contest
Miss Great Britain
Succeeded by
Preeti Desai