Sophie Anderton on the fashion runway
14 May 1977
Reality television personality
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Sophie Louise Anderton,(born 14 May 1977 in Bristol, England) is an English model and reality television personality.
Bristol is a city and county in South West England with a population of 463,400. The wider district has the 10th-largest population in England. The urban area population of 724,000 is the 8th-largest in the UK. The city borders North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, with the cities of Bath and Gloucester to the south-east and north-east, respectively. South Wales lies across the Severn estuary.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.
Reality television is a genre of television programming that documents purportedly unscripted real-life situations, often starring unknown individuals rather than professional actors. Reality television came to prominence in the late 1990s and the early 2000s with the global successes of the series Survivor, Idols, and Big Brother, all of which became global franchises. Reality television shows tend to be interspersed with "confessionals", short interview segments in which cast members reflect on or provide context for the events being depicted on-screen. Competition-based reality shows typically feature gradual elimination of participants, either by a panel of judges or by the viewership of the show.
Her modelling career included a campaign for Gossard bras in 1996, and later included appearances for a range of other brands. Since 2000 she has also appeared in television programmes including I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! and Celebrity Big Brother .
In 1996 Anderton appeared in the Gossard Glossies and Gossard Wonderbra "Girl in the grass" national advertising campaign shot by Herb Ritts, which included the strapline "Who said a woman couldn't get pleasure from something soft?"The campaign attracted a record number of complaints (321) to the Advertising Standards Authority, none of which were upheld.
Herbert "Herb" Ritts Jr. was an American fashion photographer and director prolific for his photographs of celebrities, models, and other cultural figures throughout the 1980s and 1990s. His work concentrated on black and white photography and portraits, often in the style of classical Greek sculpture, which emphasized the human shape.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is the self-regulatory organisation of the advertising industry in the United Kingdom. The ASA is a non-statutory organisation and so cannot interpret or enforce legislation. However, its code of advertising practice broadly reflects legislation in many instances. The ASA is not funded by the British government, but by a levy on the advertising industry.
Anderton has modeled for Gossard (1998),the Flora London Marathon, British Berries summer fruits (2006), Maxim , Peacocks and La Senza and graced the cover of British GQ .
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The London Marathon is a long-distance running event held in London, United Kingdom, part of the World Marathon Majors. The event was first run on 29 March 1981 and has been held in the spring of every year since. Since 2010, the race has been sponsored by Virgin Money.
Maxim is an international men's magazine, devised and launched in the UK in 1995, but based in New York City since 1997, and prominent for its photography of actresses, singers, and female models whose careers are at a current peak. Maxim has a circulation of about 9 million readers each month. Maxim Digital reaches more than 4 million unique viewers each month. Maxim magazine publishes 16 editions, sold in 75 countries worldwide.
In 2004, Anderton was a contestant on the fourth series of ITV's I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! .She appeared in the TV series Simply the Best and a celebrity edition of the UK version of Fear Factor . In 2005, she appeared on the programme Cold Turkey, which documented her attempts to quit smoking cigarettes; she later became a representative for a smoking cessation program called QS7D (Quit Smoking in 7 Days).
ITV is a British free-to-air television network with its headquarters in London. It was launched in 1955 as Independent Television, under the auspices of the Independent Television Authority (ITA), to provide competition to BBC Television which had been established in 1932. ITV is the oldest commercial network in the UK. Since the passing of the Broadcasting Act 1990, its legal name has been Channel 3, to distinguish it from the other analogue channels at the time, namely BBC 1, BBC 2 and Channel 4. In part, the number 3 was assigned because television sets would usually be tuned so that the regional ITV station would be on the third button, with the other stations being allocated to the number within their name.
Fear Factor is an American stunt/dare game show that originally aired on NBC from 2001 to 2006. It was later revived by NBC in 2011, only to be cancelled again in 2012. The show was revived a second time in 2017 to air on MTV. The original Dutch version was called Now or Neverland. When Endemol USA and NBC adapted it to the American market in 2001, they changed the name to Fear Factor. The show pits contestants against each other in a variety of stunts for a grand prize, usually of US $50,000. From seasons one to five, the contestants were generally three men and three women, all competing for themselves, but in season six, the show moved to a permanent format of four teams of two people, each with a pre-existing relationship with one another. The show was originally hosted by comedian and UFC commentator Joe Rogan, produced by Matt Kunitz and David A. Hurwitz, and directed by J. Rupert Thompson. Rapper/actor Ludacris took over as host when the show was rebooted in 2017.
Smoking cessation is the process of discontinuing tobacco smoking. Tobacco smoke contains nicotine, which is addictive and can cause dependence. Nicotine withdrawal often makes the process of quitting difficult.
In 2006, Anderton was a contestant on ITV's Love Island .In the same year, she appeared on Sky1's Cirque de Celebrité but withdrew after sustaining ligament damage.
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In August 2013, Anderton became a housemate on the twelfth series of Celebrity Big Brother .She was eliminated from competition in an episode that aired on 3 September 2013.
From 2004 until 2007, Anderton was a Patron of the original Action on Addiction in London, a charity and addiction research center investigating drug and alcohol dependence.
In 2011, Anderton told the Belfast Telegraph that she had been misdiagnosed and treated for bipolar disorder in 2006.She said, "I had depression. They wrongly diagnosed me and put me on a bucket load of blood pills. It was absolutely bonkers."
In June 2009, Anderton complained to the police about dozens of text messages left on her mobile phone.A man was eventually charged with harassment and, in March 2010, convicted.
In an August 2013 interview, conducted just before she entered the house for her participation in Celebrity Big Brother 12 , Anderton acknowledged past difficulties with substance abuse.
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