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Imogen Mary Thomas
Imogen Mary Thomas is a Welsh model and television personality. She came to prominence in 2003, after winning Miss Wales, and achieved further notability in 2006, when she lasted three months on the seventh series of Channel 4 reality television programme Big Brother. In 2011, her alleged extramarital relationship with footballer Ryan Giggs was the subject of a controversial gagging order in the UK.[better source needed]
Imogen Thomas was born on 27 November 1982 in Llanelli, Wales as Imogen Mary Thomas.
Thomas started working as a model at age 13, and at the age of 17 moved to London to become a professional model. Working in bars to pay for her living costs, she was rejected by many modelling agencies due to her height.
She was crowned Miss Wales in 2003, beating future Big Brother 9 winner Rachel Rice, who came third. She went on to represent Wales at Miss World in China. This prompted her to return to London to try glamour modelling, and also working as a bar hostess at London's Sanderson Hotel.
Big Brother and modelling
In 2006, Thomas was selected as a housemate for the seventh series of Big Brother. She was evicted on Day 86 with 62% of the public vote. Since her time on Big Brother, Thomas has become a glamour model.
Like other contestants, Thomas has taken part in many Big Brother spin-off programmes, including Big Brother's Little Brother and Big Brother's Big Mouth. She also co-presented with other housemates for T4.
- "Imogen Thomas shows strain as scandal over Premier League star's super-injunction rumbles on". Daily Mail. UK. 20 April 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2011.