Nicola Tappenden

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Nicola Tappenden
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Tappenden outside Wags Boutique, April 2007
Croydon, Surrey, England

Nicola Tappenden (born 1982) is an English model. She is also known for appearing in the 2010 edition of Celebrity Big Brother. She was the sixth contestant evicted, in a secret eviction, on 27 January 2010. Tappenden is also known by her modelling name Nicola T.

Early life and career[edit]

Tappenden was born in Croydon, Surrey.[1] She went to Shirley High School in Croydon.[2] She began her topless modelling career as a Page Three girl at the age of 20 in 2002 after winning The Sun's first ever Page 3 Idol competition[3] whilst working for Citigroup asset management. She has become a regular fixture since, as well as undertaking other glamour and retail fashion modelling assignments.[citation needed]

In May 2007, she entered the Miss Great Britain contest as Miss Croydon along with Michelle Marsh as Miss Oldham.[4] Tappenden came in 10th place, with Marsh reaching 4th place.[3][5]

As an actress, Tappenden appeared in the film Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo in 2005.[6]

Tappenden was invited to take part in WAGs Boutique (due to her relationship with Fulham striker Bobby Zamora), where two teams of WAGs competed to run two fashion boutiques over a three-month period. Later, in 2007, she released an exercise video, WAGS Workout.[7][8]

In January 2010, Tappenden was a housemate in the seventh Celebrity Big Brother. She was evicted from the reality show on 27 January in a surprise eviction, finishing in 6th place.[9]

She also appeared in 50 Greatest Plastic Surgery Shockers in December 2010.[10]

Tappenden has recorded a single, called "Drunk", with rapper Coolio, which was released on 1 March 2010.[11]

She also took part in the Race for Life single "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun", which was released in April 2010. The track features several other celebs, including Kym Marsh, Danielle Lloyd, Lisa Scott Lee, and Kelly from Liberty X.[citation needed]

She also took part in a WAGs edition of Come Dine with Me.

Personal life[edit]

Having dated Leeds United striker Simon Walton for two years,[12] Tappenden gave birth to their first child in November 2008, a daughter named Poppy.[13]

Tappenden's fashion icons include Lindsay Lohan and fellow WAG Victoria Beckham,[14]



Chart Year Title Peak position Album
UK Singles Chart 2010 "Drunk" (feat. Coolio) TBR TBA
UK Singles Chart 2010 "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" TBR TBA

See also[edit]


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  3. ^ a b Helen Husbands (21 May 2007). "Croydon Beauty In Battle For Miss Great Britain Crown". Archived from the original on 4 January 2010. Retrieved 4 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Miss Great Britain: The Wag Factor". 21 May 2007. Retrieved 4 January 2010.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Final '07: Contestants in final place order". Miss Great Britain. 2007. Archived from the original on 18 February 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2010.
  6. ^ "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo". 12 August 2005. Retrieved 1 June 2016 – via IMDb.
  7. ^ WAGS Workout 2007 DVD, Released: 2007-12-24, Runtime: 117 minutes
  8. ^ "Look like a WAG this Christmas". 11 December 2007. Retrieved 3 January 2010.
  9. ^ Sarah Rollo (27 January 2010). "Nicola Evicted!". Digital Spy. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  10. ^ "50 Greatest Plastic Surgery Shockers". 4 December 2010. Retrieved 1 June 2016 – via IMDb.
  11. ^ "Coolio on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  12. ^ John Aizlewood (15 January 2006). "The top 10 footballers' Page 3 playmates". The Times. News International. Retrieved 3 January 2010. I love Bobby because he’s Bobby, not because he is a footballer
  13. ^ OK Magazine, April 2009
  14. ^ "Nicola Tappendens WAGs Boutique profile". WAGs Boutique. ITV. Archived from the original on 31 July 2007. Retrieved 4 January 2010.

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