Who is Lucy Pinder?
Lucy Katherine Pinder was born on September 20th 1983 in the quintessentially English city of Winchester, Hampshire. After completing her A levels at Peter Symonds College, Lucy decided to take a gap year, after which she was considering pursuing a career in teaching English.
The events that followed in the summer of 2003 radically changed all that. After taking a day off work, Lucy was scouted by a freelance photographer while sunbathing on Bournemouth beach. On the back of the photographs taken that day, Lucy was offered a professional modeling contract with a UK national newspaper, which after some consideration decided to accept. This thrust her into the public eye and garnered an immediate and loyal fan base. Lucy’s modeling career was born.
Lucy went on to become, arguably, one of Britain’s premier models, thanks to countless appearances in national magazines. Lucy’s work resulted in the sale of more than 15 million copies, and over 200 covers of a national newspaper, reaching an audience of 300 million. She has more covers and appearances in the Daily Star than any other model. She has been voted FHM’s Sexiest Model of the Year, Daily Star’s ‘Favorite Model Of All Time’ and Nuts’ ‘Number One Model’ every year since its launch in 2005. Lucy’s annual calendar has sold out, on line and in shops, year on year, she is also noted as one of the most downloaded woman on the Internet.
She has also appeared regularly on TV and made her film debut in 2012. Lucy has proved to be far more than just ‘a pretty face’.
More recently Lucy has transitioned into acting. Her screen debut came in the comedy horror ‘Strippers v Werewolves’. She has appeared in Loose Canons production of ‘The Seventeenth Kind’ alongside Tony Curran, Ralph Brown and Mirriam Morgoyles. She acted along side Martin Kemp in Brit Thriller ‘Age of Kill’ and recently wrapped filming on ‘Warrior Savitri’ in Mumbai due out later this year.
Lucy is passionate supporter of charities, she has has produced original works of art for sale in charity auctions for Keech Hospice Care and Sports For All, Cats Protection and Tiger Time . Particularly close to her heart are Help For Heroes, Tiger Time, an organisation tackling tiger poaching around the globe & the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation which helps fund projects to help protect Animals in Africa and Asia.
Lucy Pinder – in her own words
Although I’m now acting full-time I began my career as a model, after I was randomly scouted by a freelance photographer on a Bournemouth (UK) beach way back in the summer of 2003. I had absolutely no intention of modelling at the time, and was all set on reading English Literature at university. I suppose on reflection I was that rare creature – the reluctant model.
I appeared on the cover of national magazines, in newspapers and on television. To-date I’ve appeared on Hotel Babylon (BBC1), The Real Hustle (BBC3), Bo Selecta (Channel Four), Soccer AM (Sky), The Weakest Link (BBC1) and Dream Team (Sky One). I’ve also presented for music channel TMF and for Nuts TV and appeared on the Channel Four show, Celebrity Big Brother.
During this time I’ve also worked with a number of respected High Street brands, including Ultimo, Walker’s, Lynx, Yellow Pages, PlayStation, National Rail and Pot Noodle.
After retiring from modelling in 2011, I moved into acting and have appeared in several films including ‘Warrior Savitri’, ‘Age of Kill’, ‘The 17th Kind’ and ‘Strippers vs Werewolves’ .
In August 2015 with my business partner I launched britfox.com as a platform to discover and celebrate future generations of British models.
I do hope you enjoy the site, and do feel free to connect with me on social media, get involved in our lively forums and have a read of my blog.
I am a keen supporter of several charities but these are some of those closest to my heart.
Tigertime fund key tiger projects in Russia, India and Thailand supporting vital anti-poaching patrols, undercover investigations, educational programmes and monitoring activities central to the survival of the tiger in the wild.
The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) is an adaptable and flexible, non-bureaucratic organisation responding promptly to conservation threats by supporting trusted, reputable individuals and organisations operating in the field. Lean on administration but generous on funding, the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation supports a range of innovative, vital and far-reaching projects throughout Africa and Asia, achieving real results for wildlife survival.
Cats Protection has grown to become the UK’s leading feline welfare charity. In 2014 we helped over 205,000 cats and kittens through our network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 31 adoption centres.
Our work doesn’t stop there, however: we also provide an array of cat care information via our publications, website and Helpline; promote the benefits of neutering to prevent unwanted litters from being born and becoming the abandoned cats of tomorrow and seek to educate people of all ages about cats and their care.