- Louise Glover
Female adult bio
name = Louise Glover
caption = Glover at
Max Power Liveauto show, July 2006.
birth = birth date and age|df=yes|1983|2|8
location = St Helens,
birthname = Louise Glover
measurements = 34C-24-34
height = height|ft=5|in=5
weight = convert|118|lb|kg st|abbr=on|lk=on
shoe size = 5
eye color = Hazel
hair color = Brown
skin color = Olive
natural bust = No
homepage = http://www.louiseglover.com/
Louise Glover (born 8 February 1983) is an English model,
beauty queen, and photographer. She is well known from her work as a glamour model, with appearances in British lad mags, including " FHM", "Bizarre", "Maxim", "Loaded", and tabloids such as the " News of the World", " The Sun" and " The Daily Star". She is the first British model to be named "Model of the Year" in " PlayboySpecial Editions".
Glover grew up with a troubled childhood, with drug abusing parents, in
foster care, and eventually living alone from the age of 15. She struggled to become a model from an early age. At the start of her career, she was sentenced to community servicefor not reporting her early earnings while receiving welfare. Glover has been a continued participant in and supporter of the charity Raleigh International, which she credits for contributing to her early motivation.
Louise Glover was born on 8 February 1983 in
St Helens, Merseyside, England. [http://www.savvy.com/savvy_girls/featured/louise_glover_british_beauty "Louise Glover British Beauty"] , interview with photos by Andy Lesauvage, June 22, 2007, Savvy.com. Retrieved 2007-12-04.] [http://www.louiseglover.com/aboutlouise.asp "About Louise"] , official site. Retrieved 2007-12-05. Also [http://web.archive.org/web/20070607174406/http://www.louiseglover.com/aboutlouise.asp archived] as of 2007-06-07by the Internet Archive.] She had a troubled childhood; her parents had problems with drugs and spent time in jail. She ended up growing up partly in St Helens with her father's family, partly in Great Yarmouthwith her mother's, and partly in foster care, which, she says, led to her being bullied and made her a very shy and quiet child. She changed homes and schools many times. At age 15, she was released from foster care, and got her own apartment. [http://www.playboy.com/commerce/email/specialeditions/06_22_06/ "Playboy Special Editions Newsletter"] , announcement and interview, 2006-06-22. Retrieved 2007-12-04.] [http://www.knockoutmag.com/issue5/december06/december06.html "Louise Glover Interview"] . Cover, interview, and pictorial, "Knockout Magazine", December 2006, interview and pictorial on pages 49-51. Retrieved 2007-12-05.]
Glover had started her modelling career early, when at the age of 9, a photographer noticed her on a shopping trip with her mother, and compared her to a young version of
Lorraine Chasefrom the British TV show " Emmerdale". Glover found she enjoyed being photographed, and planned to become a professional model from the age of 12. She began entering modelling contests at the age of 14, and beauty pageants, to get noticed as a model. She was a regional finalist for the top beauty title Miss Great Britainat the age of 17, and traveled to London to be a national finalist at the age of 18, while studying Holistic Therapy at St Helens College. [http://archive.chorleycitizen.co.uk/2000/6/9/727157.html "Louise is sitting pretty"] , " Lancashire Evening Telegraph", 9 June 2000. Retrieved 2007-12-05.] [http://archive.thisischeshire.co.uk/2002/1/10/203138.html "Louise eyes up top beauty title"] , "Guardian Series" (" St Helens Star"), 10 January 2002, online at ThisIsCheshire.co.uk. Retrieved 2007-12-04.]
Living on her own in the charitable Grosvenor Housing Association's [http://www.communityship.org.uk/club_clubDetails.asp?ClubID=14820 "WLCVS: Grosvenor Housing Association Details"] , Wigan & Leigh CVS. Retrieved
2007-12-04.] Ravenhead Foyer in St. Helens, Glover had to appeal to others for financial support for the contest entry fee and travel costs. She found time to raise funds to help others, however, traveling to Belizein 2000 with a Raleigh Internationalproject, and to Israelin 2001, to teach English languageto disadvantaged children. [http://archive.theboltonnews.co.uk/2001/5/10/678925.html "Louise on Middle East mission"] , " Lancashire Evening Telegraph", 10 May 2001. Retrieved 2007-12-04.] The ten weeks in Belize had a great impact on her motivation. "It was the best thing I could have ever done at that point in my life", she says. At age 19, she represented Great Britainin the Miss Earthcontest in the Philippines. Soon after, her modelling offers increased ten fold.
Glover began getting paid modelling work in 2002. [http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100regionalnews/tm_headline=model-in-pound-15-000-benefits-swindle%26method=full%26objectid=15734852%26page=1%26siteid=50061-name_page.html "Model in £15,000 benefits swindle"] , by Dan Mcmullan, "
Liverpool Daily Post", July 14, 2005. Retrieved 2007-12-04.] In 2003, at the age of 20, she had a breast enlargementfrom a 34A to a 34D, paid for as a Christmas present from her family, since she couldn't afford the £3300 herself. [http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100regionalnews/tm_method=full%26objectid=13823111%26siteid=50061-name_page.html "Give a friend a lift with a plastic token gesture"] , January 16, 2004, By Clare Usher, " Liverpool Daily Post". Retrieved 2007-12-04.] It was later reduced to 34C in 2007, with multiple breast reductionsurgeries, as she claimed to be going for "a more natural look".
She became known as a
glamour model, appearing nude or scantily dressed in British lad mags, including " FHM", "Bizarre", "Maxim", "Loaded", and tabloids " News Of The World", " The Sun" and " The Daily Star". She was featured in TV shows and documentaries including "Dream Team", "National IQ Test", "Blaggers" and "Secrets of the Sex Goddesses". She has also appeared as a clothing model, for Ed Hardyclothing, Sex Symbol denim wear, Austin Reedladies wear, and on front covers, photo shoots and interviews for magazines in South America, USA, Canada, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Russia, South Africa, and Australia.
Glover kept supporting
Raleigh Internationalafter her modelling success, raising funds for the group, and traveling to Malaysiain 2004 to help build a footbridge and teach English to residents of a remote village. [http://archive.thisissthelens.co.uk/2004/10/14/2234.html "Malaysia next stop for Louise"] , " St Helens Star", published 14 October 2004. Retrieved 2007-12-04.] She climbed Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Malaysia, to help Raleigh International raise funds. She ran in the 2005 London Marathonto raise money for Cancer Research UK. [http://archive.thisissthelens.co.uk/2005/2/10/1335.html "Running mates"] , " St Helens Star", published 10 February 2005. Retrieved 2007-12-04.]
In August 2005, Glover was sentenced to 240 hours
community serviceby St Helens magistrates after admitting claiming £14,831 in welfare benefitsbetween August 2002 and November 2004 while posing for newspapers and magazines. She stated that she did not know the small and irregular earnings would make a difference to her benefits, and that she had been sometimes too depressed to leave her flat.cite news | title=Benefit cheat model is sentenced | url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/merseyside/4140126.stm | date= 2005-08-10| accessdate=2006-12-31 | publisher= BBC News] While performing the community service in 2006, she was assaulted twice by a group of girls, one attack leaving her with a broken nose. This cost her a month of modelling work, and contributed to her depression, but also to her taking kickboxingclasses to learn to defend herself. [http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100regionalnews/tm_method=full%26objectid=17026160%26siteid=50061-name_page.html "I'm learning to kickbox to beat bullies"] , by Dawn Collinson, May 3, 2006, " Liverpool Echo". Retrieved 2007-12-05] [http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100regionalnews/tm_objectid=17069530&method=full&siteid=50061&headline=benefit-fraud-model-tells-of-childhood-blighted-by-drugs-name_page.html "Benefit fraud model tells of childhood blighted by drugs"] , by Mike Hornby, May 12, 2006, " Liverpool Echo". Retrieved 2007-12-05.]
Glover says appearing in "
Playboy" magazine was an important goal for her ever since becoming a glamour model. She met publisher Hugh Hefnerduring a photo shoot in Los Angeles, [http://www.sthelensreporter.co.uk/st-helens-news/Louise-hits-the-big-time.1281489.jp "Louise hits the big time with Playboy's Heffner"] , " St Helens Reporter", 9 December 2005. Retrieved 2007-12-04.] when she was 21. He offered her a test shoot, and she visited the Playboy Mansion. Glover appeared on the cover of "Playboy Vixens" magazine in January 2006, in the "Top 100 Sexiest Playboy Models" 2006 pictorial special edition, and won " Playboy Special Editions" Model of the Year 2006; [http://www.playboy.com/girls/girlpages/moy2006/ "Playboy - Special Editions - Model of the Year 2006"] " Playboy" official site. Retrieved 2007-12-05.] she was the first British winner. To celebrate her success, she was portrayed on the cover and inside a special edition of "Playboy Lingerie", [http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100regionalnews/tm_method=full%26objectid=17459730%26siteid=50061-name_page.html "Glover's cover"] , July 27, 2006, The Insider, " Liverpool Echo". Retrieved 2007-12-05.] which she calls possibly her favourite magazine cover.
Glover became the UK's "Penthouse" "Pet of the Month" for March 2007 after posing for a celebrity cover and 10 page feature. She has appeared in the American edition of "Playboy" magazine for September 2007, and on the cover of "Playboy" France. Her beauty pageants also continued, and after three tries, she won Miss
Hawaiian TropicUK 2007, and competed in the international finals in Las Vegas, Nevada. [http://brianx.com/divas/miss-october-2007.html "Louise Glover UK Bikini Model Photographer"] , interview with BrianX Magazine, October 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-05.]
Besides modelling, Glover has attempted to expand her career into other areas, as a fall-back if she can't make it as a model. She has maintained a web site as a professional photographer since 2004. In 2006 Glover co-launched an adult
lingerieonline store called Female Bliss, and signed a contract with a Swedish record label as an aspiring singer. [http://www.sthelensreporter.co.uk/st-helens-news/Model-Louise-sets-her-sights.1658865.jp "Model Louise sets her sights on pop stardom"] , " St Helens Reporter", 28 July 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-04.] In 2007, she appeared in her first music videoacting role, for Scouting for Girls' single " She's So Lovely". [http://www.stv.tv/content/out/music/newtalent/display.html?id=opencms:/out/music/newtalent/Scouting_For_Girls "Scouting for Girls"] , interview by Oliver Gaywood, 30 August, 2007, STV. Retrieved 2007-12-04.] [http://www.myspace.com/louiseglovermodel "Louise Glover Model MySpace Blog"] , personal MySpace (follow the link to View All Blog Entries ). Retrieved 2007-12-05.] In 2007, Glover was interested in expanding from glamour modelling into fitness modelling, and was in talks with WWEto become a professional wrestler, which were put on hold due to her lack of US citizenship.
As of 2007, Glover lives in London, but travels the world for recreation as well as photo shoots. She has loved to travel since her early days working for the charity Raleigh Internationalin Malaysia and Belize. She spends much time in the United Statesthat she says she should have been born in America. In 2007, she married, to a London man named Ben, in a ceremony held in the Grand Canyon.
Glover's favorite sports pastime is
scuba divingin her travels, with a goal to scuba dive in the seven seas, and to be able to teach scuba internationally (again, as something to fall back on if the modelling doesn't work out). She has scuba dived in the Red Sea, passed open water certification in Malta, and an advanced scuba diving course in Borneo.
* [http://louisegphotography.com/ Louise Glover Photography]
* [http://brianx.com/divas/miss-october-2007.html 2007 Exclusive Interview with Louise Glover]
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