Born in Lewisham, London, England,18 September 1986 Keeley Rebecca M. Hazell is a British former Page 3 Girl and glamour model.
Keeley Hazell was born in Lewisham, grew up in Grove Park, and attended the Ravensbourne School in Bromley. Her mother, Amber, is a dinner lady and her father, Roy, is a window fitter; they separated when she was thirteen.
At 16 years of age, Keeley 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 Star's "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.But later, a friend told her about The Sun's 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.
Keeley 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.
In 2008, Hazell and agent Ginny Mettrick co-founded a modelling agency called Muse Management.
In 2009, according to the August edition of Loaded, Peta Todd states that Keeley has given modelling up to pursue a career in acting and was in America receiving acting lessons. Her last appearance on Page 3 of The Sun was on 30 September 2009.
Other media appearances
Keeley Hazell was the face of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's Formula One 06 video game for PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, and F1 CE for PlayStation 3.She is currently the face of MotorStorm: Pacific Rift for PlayStation 3.
Keeley Hazell had a small role in the full-length version of Cashback, playing "Frozen Girl in Sainsbury's". She was in talks with producers to be in a movie based on the television series Baywatch.
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.
In 2008, Hazell appeared as herself on the BBC Three documentary Page Three Teens.
Keeley Hazell released a pop music single called "Voyeur" in 2008.
2010 will see Hazell take her first lead role in the short film Venus and the Sun, a comedic retelling of Ovid's myth, Venus and Adonis.
Hazell had a small role in the up and coming film Like Crazy due to open at Sundance film festival this month.
Environmental and charitable work
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 Attenborough, Prince Charles and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Tories' list.
Keeley 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.
Keeley Hazell has also appeared in advertising posters for PETA, and is quoted as saying, "I believe that killing animals for vanity is wrong."
In January 2011 Keeley started an online blog called Keeley's Corner www.keeleyscorner.blogspot.com
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