Jakki Degg in July 2006
20 February 1978 |
Stone, Staffordshire, England
|Height||5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)|
Jakki Degg (born 20 February 1978) is an English glamour model and actress. While the bulk of her work has been done in England, she has appeared in American film and television, and has posed for posters and magazine pictorials.
Although born in Stone, Degg, daughter of David Degg, was raised in Hednesford, Staffordshire, England. Degg studied dance as a child, particularly ballet, and won several competitions. She went on to hairdressing school and managed a salon of her own by age 20.
Inspired by the infamous work of the Degg's model by her father, Jakki became famous when, at her mother's encouragement, she entered and won the inaugural Max Power magazine babes competition. Following this she became a Page 3 girl for The Sun newspaper, and was voted "greatest ever Page 3 girl" in 2001. She has posed topless and semi-nude for lad mags such as Front.
Degg took a break from topless modelling, preferring to remain more covered up. Jakki returned to page 3 of The Sun in August 2006 after a four-year absence.
Jakki has appeared on television several times. She had a small role in the drama Is Harry on the Boat? (Sky One) and played the lead in the short film Remember My Dream, directed by Joao Costa Menezes. She was also a stand-in for the TV show The Games but was not used. She wielded a shotgun on Channel 4's Banzai as viewers were encouraged to wager on how many balloons she would pop with it.
Degg won the Page 3 model charity special edition of BBC1's The Weakest Link, beating Leilani Dowding in the sudden death round, with her winnings going to the RSPCA. However, her appearance on the show's 1,000th episode was short lived, as she was the first contestant eliminated on a countback.
She also appeared in The Poker Academy, and the American film Eurotrip.
- Jakki Degg at AskMen.com; Accessed July 28, 2010.
- Giovanni Iozzi (2002-07-13). "Jakki has the most up top!". The Sun. Retrieved 2009-10-09.
- http://www.jakkidegg.net/biog.asp Quote: "Took part in 'Celebrity 24 Hour Quiz' on Channel 3, came runner up and won just under £5000 which she again donated to the R.S.P.C.A."
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