Keeley Rebecca M. Hazell (born 18 September 1986)[1] is an English model, and actress.

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 [hide*1 Early life

Early life[edit][edit | edit source]

Hazell was born in Lewisham,[1] and grew up in Grove Park,[3] and she attended the Ravensbourne School in Bromley.[1] Her mother, Amber, was a dinner lady and her father, Roy, was a window fitter; they separated when she was thirteen years old.

Career[edit][edit | edit source]

Modelling[edit][edit | edit source]

At 16 years of age, Hazell left school to work as a hairdresser. Her work colleagues persuaded her to try her luck at modelling. At 17, she competed in The Daily Stars "Search for a Beach Babe" contest and won. Still not old enough to pose on Page 3, she went to study fashion at Lewisham College.[4] But later, a friend told her aboutThe Suns Page 3 Idol competition. Despite some initial uncertainty about entering the contest, she submitted some photos. She was eventually chosen the winner in December 2004. She won £10,000 worth of "sexy clothes" and "a one-year membership of the Rex cinema and bar". Another part of Hazell's Page 3 Idol win was a one-year exclusive glamour modelling contract with The Sun.[5]

Hazell was regularly featured in Nuts and Zoo. She has been on the cover of The Sun's 2006 and 2007 Page 3 calendars, in addition to her own wall calendars, the 2007 edition selling 30,000 copies in its first few days of release.[5]

In 2008, Hazell and agent Ginny Mettrick co-founded a modelling agency called Muse Management.[6]

In 2009, according to the August edition of LoadedPeta Todd stated that Keeley had given modelling up to pursue a career in acting, and was in America receiving acting lessons.[1]Her last appearance on Page 3 ofThe Sun was on 30 September 2009.

In 2012 Keeley made her return to modelling and appeared on the front cover of the July issue of FHM.

Other media appearances[edit][edit | edit source]

Hazell was the face of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's Formula One 06 video game for PlayStation 2PlayStation Portable, and F1 CE for PlayStation 3.[7] She is currently the face of MotorStorm: Pacific Riftfor PlayStation 3.[8]

Hazell had a small role in the full-length version of Cashback, playing "Frozen Girl in Sainsbury's".[9] She was in talks with producers to be in a movie based on the television series Baywatch.[10]

In 2007 and 2008, Hazell and IT expert Gary Schwartz co-presented Byte Me TV, an online programme that tried to explain technology in an easy-to-understand way.[11]

In 2008, Hazell appeared in the BBC Three documentary Page Three Teens.[12]

Hazell released a pop music single called "Voyeur" in 2008.[13]

2010 saw Hazell take her first lead role in the short film Venus and the Sun, a comedic retelling of Ovid's myth, Venus and Adonis.[14]

Hazell had a small role in the film Like Crazy, which won both the Grand and a Special jury prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.[15][16]

In 2012 Hazell played a supporting role in the British gangster movie St George's Day which was directed by Frank Harper.

Environmental and charitable work[edit][edit | edit source]

Hazell was hailed by Conservative leader David Cameron in December 2006 as an "environmental hero" for her campaigns in The Sun, giving environmental tips such as turning lights off during the day. She was named alongside the likes of David AttenboroughPrince Charles and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Tories' list.[17]

Hazell has backed a major breast cancer awareness campaign for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. The campaign called TALK TLC aims to promote Breakthrough's breast health message about the need to be aware of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. Hazell has also signed up to take part in the Breakthrough Generations Study consisting of 100,000 women and spanning 40 years - the study aims to be the largest and most comprehensive of its kind.[18]

Hazell has also appeared in advertising posters for PETA, and is quoted as saying, "I believe that killing animals for vanity is wrong."[19]

Polls and honours[edit][edit | edit source]

  • Winner of The Sun's Page 3 Idol 2004
  1. 17 in Loaded's 100 Peachiest Celebrity Chests 2005
  2. 1 in Zoo's Britain's 10 Sexiest Models
  3. 1 in Zoo's 100 Sexiest Bodies 2005
  4. 1 in The Sun's Favourite Page 3 Girls of All Time
  • Voted "Best Page 3 Girl" in the FHM Bloke Awards 2006
  1. 2 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women In The World 2006
  • Winner of The Sun Online's Reality Babe Cup
  1. 1 in Zoo's 100 Sexiest Bodies 2006
  • Best Celeb Body 2006 (More readers' survey)
  1. 19 in Top 99 Most Desirable Women 2007 Edition
  2. 9 in FHM's 50 Most Eligible Women 2007
  3. 2 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women In The World 2007
  4. 3 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women In The World 2008
  5. 2 in IGN Babe Election 2008
  6. 4 in Top 99 Most Desirable Women 2009 Edition."
  7. 5 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women In The World 2009
  8. 3 seed in KJR-AM's Bigger Dance Bracket, eliminated in Championship by Megan Fox
  9. 5 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women In The World 2010
  10. 8 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women In The World 2012[20]

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