Lucy Collett

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Lucy Collett
Lucy Collett 2014.jpg
Collett at the Nuts magazine 10th anniversary party, January 2014
Born Lucy Victoria Collett
(1989-03-03) 3 March 1989 (age 28)[1][2]
Warwick, England, UK[3]
Other names Lucy Vixen,[3] Lucy V
Occupation Model
Years active 2005–present
Website lucy-v.com
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[3]
Hair color Red[3]
Eye color Grey[3]

Lucy Victoria Collett (born 3 March 1989[1][2]), also known as Lucy V and Lucy Vixen,[3] is a British glamour model from Warwick, England.

She won The Sun newspaper's Page 3 Idol 2012 modeling contest, and she frequently appears as a Page 3 girl in that newspaper. She has been featured regularly in men's magazines, such as Nuts, Zoo, Front, Loaded, and Maxim.[3] In addition to her own subscription based website, she has modeled for several internet based erotic websites, such as Suicide Girls,[4] Pinup Wow,[5] Onlytease,[6] CurvedFX,[7] and Xtreme Playpen.[8]

In May 2013, FHM magazine named her one of its 100 Sexiest Women in the World, placing 89th on the list.[9][10]

Career[edit]

At Boston Megafest, December 2013

Collett began her modeling career at age 17 as a hair model for Toni & Guy salons.[11] At this time, she began dyeing her naturally brown hair blond and, later, her signature red color.[11] In December 2011, at the age of 22, she was declared the winner of The Sun's Page 3 Idol 2012 competition and became a Page 3 girl.[11][12]

When Lucy won the competition, she was a dress size 12 (UK) and 30G bra.[11][13] FHM called her part of a "welcome new trend for curvaceous womanliness."[10] Her voluptuous figure and red hair have drawn comparisons with actress Christina Hendricks and cartoon sex symbol Jessica Rabbit.[14] The Sun has sent Collett onto the streets of London dressed as Joan Holloway, Hendricks's character in Mad Men, to gauge men's reaction.[14] Collett has always tried to "send out the message that you don’t have to be a size six to be a model"[12] and that she wants to promote a healthy body image for girls and women.[15] In 2015, Lucy decided she was happier with a fuller figure then, using the #curvemodel & #plus-sized tags on Instagram when flaunting her size 16/18 (UK) curves, Lucy started to support body positivity.[16][17]

Lucy has presented Nuts magazine's web series of games news and reviews, "Girl Got Game",[18] and, in March 2015, she began presenting ZOO magazine's web series "Game On".[19] In February 2015, she presented a one-off video feature with Talksport.[20]

She has appeared in music videos, including Professor Green's song "Remedy",[21] and Attention Thieves' song "Bring Yourself to Justice".[22]

Personal life[edit]

Before becoming a full-time professional model, she worked for six years as a waitress at Warwick Castle.[15]

Collett's father is a property developer, and her mother is a chiropodist.[11] She is the youngest of four children. Her parents divorced when she was 4 years old, after which she lived with her mother.[11] She attended Myton School in Warwick.[15]

On 19 May 2005, her 17-year-old brother Jacob was assaulted by another teenager following an altercation outside a pub in Leamington.[23] He suffered a brain haemorrhage and died in Warwick Hospital around 1am on 20 May 2005. His assailant was subsequently convicted of manslaughter and received a six-year prison sentence.[24][25] Her brother's death caused Lucy to suffer from a year-long depression and engage in incidents of self-harming.[citation needed] She credits an interest in photography, which she studied for her A-levels, with giving her the ability to overcome her grief and depression and rebuild her life.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b @Mellisa_Clarke (3 March 2013). "Happy birthday ginge! @Lucy__Vixen". Twitter. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Poster". Twitter. 17 February 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014. Mode Model, Lucy Collett, Birthday Celebration, Saturday 1st March 2014 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "LucyVCollett – Model – Warwick, England, United Kingdom". Model Mayhem. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Lucyv Suicide". suicidegirls.com. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Pin-Up WOW". pinupwow.com. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Lucy V". onlyallsites.com. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "Lucy Collett". curvedfx.com. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "xtremeplaypen model site". xtremeplaypen.com. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "FHM 100 Sexiest Women In The World 2013: The full list". FHM. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Lucy Collett — Real-Life Jessica Rabbit". FHM. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g Jackson, Kate (3 January 2012). "Lucy Collett's first interview". The Sun. Retrieved 17 June 2013. Lovely Lucy, 22, came top in The Sun's annual competition to find our next Page 3 model, the first ever redhead to win the public vote. 
  12. ^ a b Jackson, Kate (22 December 2011). "Lucy Collett wins The Sun's Page 3 Idol". The Sun. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  13. ^ Jones, Amy (13 November 2012). "I didn't know winning Page 3 Idol would give me the best year of my life". The Sun. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  14. ^ a b Jackson, Kate (27 February 2012). "How to drive Men Mad: Page 3 Lucy spends day as TV's curvy Joan". The Sun. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  15. ^ a b c "Warwick model cruises to page three girl victory". Warwick Courier. 24 December 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  16. ^ [1]
  17. ^ [2]"see comment about dress size"
  18. ^ "Girl Got Game – Episode 18", YouTube, 15 May 2013
  19. ^ "ZOO's Game On With Lucy Collett: Episode 1 – Wolfenstein & Batman", 13 March 2015
  20. ^ MacArthur, Scott (10 February 2015) "VIDEO: Page 3 Model In Arsenal Top Offers Tottenham Fans To Get Naked If They Swap Shirts With Her"
  21. ^ PROFESSOR GREEN – REMEDY. Vimeo. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  22. ^ Attention Thieves – Bring Yourself To Justice (Official). 3 July 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2016 – via YouTube. 
  23. ^ Aspinall, Adam (22 May 2005). "Battered teen left to die in the street". Sunday Mercury. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  24. ^ "Teenager accused of killing; 18-year-old on manslaughter charge". Coventry Evening Telegraph. 23 May 2005. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  25. ^ "Six years for teenage boy whose single punch took another's life". The Leamington Spa Courier. 4 November 2005. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 

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