Danielle Lloyd - big brother star - saint or sinner?
Danielle Lloyd is a model. She is hugely appealing to everyone. She is also controversial. She is in all the newspapers. She makes lots of money as a model for magazines. She poses in Mens Magazines constantly. Oh alright, she’s a babe, I admit. People have Danielle Lloyd wallpapers on their mobile phones, Danielle Lloyd pictures on their desktop. There isn’t a website or some newspaper that does not have at least ONE Danielle Lloyd Video. She has won over many men. She has also had a rough time of it too. Danielle has been a star of British TV Show Big Brother but did not win, due to a controversial fracas involving Jade Goody and a famous Indian Film Star Shilpa Shetty all caught on camera. She has become an instant celebrity. She has been in a famous Beauty Contest Miss Great Britain, which she won then lost over a controversy. Stories emerged of the possibility she had apparently slept with one of the contest judges. It leaves one to ask the question - is she - in general terms, a saint or sinner? Victim of unfortunate events (in the wrong place at the wrong time) where things were beyond her control? Or victim of her own actions? Just who is the real Danielle Lloyd?
Danielle showed better chutzpah when she won Celebrity Total Wipe Out. She had been expected to be a washout. While Richard “The Hampster” Hammond (co-presenter of TV show Top Gear) remarked with a pile of smart-ass quips and back-handed compliments as she battled through the many obstacles in super slow motion, the female co-host Amanda Byram cheered her across the finishing line, as Danielle beat all other contestants convincingly. Too bad Richard. Which proves you can win ‘em all. And you may be asking - why haven't you seen this woman before now? Or have you? You may have seen Danielle Lloyd photos but still don't know her story. Just who is Danielle Lloyd? And what's all the fuss over her?
Danielle was born in December 16th, 1983, in Liverpool, home of the Beatles, (ok, not the actual home – they all came from four different houses) and she emerged from the womb as a fully formed Glamour model. She smiled at a camera lens and people’s hearts melted. Those gorgeous come-hither hazel eyes and those pouting gorgeous red lips that had an incredible effect on people. She wanted to be so many things in life (Scientist, Vet, Nuclear Physicist, Astronaut, Presenter of Top Gear) but all the time people just kept on taking pictures of her - till she decided she had had enough, and so she put her foot down and told everyone - she would become a model. And not try to stop her.
After winning the prize title of “Miss England 2004”, and trying her hand at Miss World, to no avail – she impressed enough judges in the 2006 Miss Great Britain to win that title, only to lose it in dramatic fashion. The Tiara Crown with glittering plastic fake diamonds wasn’t on her head 5 minutes before stories came out that she had posed in Playboy around the same time (a violation of the contest rules) and to make matters worse – or more interesting (if you’re a paparazzi), she allegedly bedded Footballer Teddy Sheringham, a judge in the same beauty contest. She explained that it was not the lure of money that made her do it – she apparently read the wrong contract.
In 2006 during an appearance on the BBC TV Show Test the Nation, Danielle proved how smart she was by revealing that in her expert opinion – a statue of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill was supposed to be a statue for the First Black President.
Of England, presumably. Sorry Danielle. There hasn’t ever been a president in England. Not since Tony Blair.
2006 also saw Danielle have her bits surgically enhanced 3 times to size 32DD. The same bus you get from Edgbaston to Pompifrey. (Yes, I just made that up. I don’t know what came over me.)
In 2007, in what should have been a good year for Danielle, turned from bad to worse when both she and Jade Goody (who has since died) got involved in a nasty racist fracas with Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty on the Big Brother show. Channel 4 TV were embarrassed by the two British women’s bullying behaviour, and it may have contributed to the falling ratings that have dogged Big Brother ever since. (Big Brother sadly is to be now axed, unless another company decides to buy the show). Jade Goody had to travel to India to apologise publicly for her behaviour. Goody was unaware of her own impending health matters that would later take their toll on her life.
Danielle claimed in her own defence (amongst other things) that she had been bullied as a kid at school. That’s a serious point, except...one of her Headmasters (From St. Hilda’s School) said that there was no record or evidence or proof that Danielle Lloyd was a victim of bullying – rather the opposite. It also emerged that she had been warned by her own agent not to use racist taunts or behaviour on the show beforehand. She told Davina Mc Call she “felt terrible” about the racist abuse hurled at Shetty.
Danielle Lloyd lost several modelling contracts with some major firms as a direct result of her bahaviour. In the publicity business, image is everything.
The events of Big Brother, with its world wide audience, cast a long shadow over her public career, even causing Gordon Brown to make a comment while in India as the then Chancellor of the Exchequer. He rounded on the TV show for it’s negative portrayal of Britain as somehow lacking in (racial) tolerance. Many British people were deeply disturbed by the events that took place. Having Bigotry scripted in a TV show is one thing, seeing it live as it unfolds in its raw state before your own eyes is far more insidious. You don’t forget something like that. Television tries sometimes to shock its audiences and increase ratings to bolster profits. And Danielle Lloyd knows a great many photographers, publicists and journalists and knows how to work the system.
And seemingly, things have somehow moved on. Danielle Lloyd somehow managed to appear on Celebrity The Weakest Link and win it. She donated her winnings to charity. Danielle appeared on the MTV show “Cribs” where she showed off her Bachelorette Pad and managed to put on a very posh accent and show an alternative side to her. She revealed in another TV Special how in previous troubled relationships that she experienced abuse and violence. In May 2009, she had to undergo plastic surgery for damage to her leg when she was thrown onto a table full of drinking glasses. So why does controversy seem to follow her doggedly? What's going on really?
I’m not saying the poor Danielle is a trouble magnet. I’m not saying that sexy Danielle is always going to get out of trouble because she helps too many newspapers and Men's magazines make lots of money and boosts their circulation. She has lots of Danielle Lloyd wallpapers that are downloadable, and pictorially is pure eye candy! The Danielle Lloyd video of her fitness exercises has done very well. Danielle has serious qualifications – she is after all a qualified nail technician.
However, it seems that trouble is somehow never far away from Danielle, and leaves many to guess at the real causes of it all. Is she a saint or a sinner? Is she a victim of circumstance? Or a cause of it? She got her big break in Big Brother on TV, and that ended in disaster. Is she an example of ill-educated, angry element in the UK, who think that whatever they do, they can get away with it, in the hope that a certain culture in the country somehow almost excuses it, allows it or ignores it or finds ways of letting its instigators off the hook? Sometimes, the rich, the famous, the successful, the Creators of Wealth or Entertainment are allowed to get away with things that ordinary people would never be allowed to get away with. A Privileged Class of People.
In 2010, she gave her £10,000 winnings from Celebrity Wipe Out to charity. It was won convincingly. Danielle Lloyd is still modelling, has so far managed to keep herself (reasonably) well behaved, and was engaged to footballer Jamie O’ Hara. (She was engaged before to DJ Ironik) Yes, that's his name, folks. She is now rumoured to be pregnant, with a new man in her life.A lot of people admire her for lots of different reasons. So is she a saint or sinner? I will let you decide that. I hope this hub may open up the personality of Danielle Lloyd a bit, to give everyone a slightly better view than just a bunch of pretty pictures. And she is pretty at that. Danielle makes for very interesting reading don’t you think? Watch this Hub space.
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