- Jasmine Lennard
Lennard first shot to fame in 2005 as a finalist in the
reality TVtalent search " Make Me A Supermodel". She angered judge Rachel Hunterby describing her as: "spotty, finished and fat";cite web |first=Alexis |last=Parr |url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/showbiznews.html?in_article_id=342794&in_page_id=1773 |date= 2005-03-29|work= Daily Mail|accessdate=2007-08-13 |title=Rachel Hunter? She's spotty, fat and finished] and also said: "I suggest she throws out the truckload of make-up she uses and hires a personal trainer."cite web |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6094234.stm |date= 2006-10-28|title=Supermodel show sacks presenter |work= BBC|accessdate=2007-08-13] and confessed to lesbianaffairs while filming the show. The judges accused her of being manipulative.cite web |title= No wonder she fights hercorner |author=Walford, Katy; Baracaia, Alexa |date= 2005-03-23|accessdate=2007-08-13 |work=ThisIsLondon.co.uk |url=http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/showbiz/article-17442297-details/No+wonder+she+fights+her+corner/article.do ] Other reports say she is bisexual.cite web |url=http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=17457631&method=full&siteid=94762&headline=exclusive--the-sex-factor-name_page.html |title=Exclusive: The Sex Factor |first=Pete |last=Samson |date= 2006-07-27|accessdate=2007-08-13 |work= The Daily Mirror]
Despite being voted off the programme in the early stages by the judging panel, Lennard was widely credited as the most entertaining and watchable contestant on the series by the viewing public. In a telephone vote, Lennard allegedly received a higher percentage than all of the other contestants combined.Fact|date=August 2007
Since then she has carved a celebrity career out of her appearance, becoming a red-carpet regular. As such, she was known for her publicised rifts with fellow models such as
Sophie Anderton, her relationships with other celebrities and her skinny frame. In 2005 she appeared in the reality TV show " Trust Me I'm a Holiday Rep", but soon was told to leave after her inability to follow simple staff rules including matters with her choice of clothing and how she wore it. She has later pursued her acting and TV presenting career with a role in the 2005 film "Revolver" - where at the premier she was said to have upstaged Madonna by turning up in what the press called "Lacey Hotpants."cite web |url=http://showbiz.sky.com/showbiz/article/0,,50001-1196404,00.html |title=The Girl Who Upstaged Madonna |work=Sky.com |publisher=Business Sky Broadcasting |accessdate=2007-08-13] . She auditioned for a part in the first Daniel Craig James Bondmovie "Casino Royale"cite web |title=Bond Girl rumour #3 (closed): |url=http://www.mi6.co.uk/news/index.php?itemid=3007 |date= 2005-11-14|accessdate=2007-08-13 |work=MI6.co.uk]
In 2006, Lennard appeared as a contestant on a celebrity edition of "
The Weakest Link" and talking head on a vast array of celebritybased documentaries.
Lennard landed the job to co-present the new 2006
Five Lifespin-off show "Make Me A Supermodel Extra". However, she was soon fired after dubbing panel judge Rachel Hunter as "Rachel munter".cite web |url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1935436,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=27 |title=People |first=Mark |last=Brown |date= 2006-10-31|accessdate=2007-08-13 |work= The Guardian]
Lennard, according to persistent press reports, is planning a tell-all book called "All Eyes On Me".cite web |url=http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/columnists/carroll/2006/08/02/jasmine-lennard-89520-17502016/ |date=
2006-08-02|accessdate=2007-08-13 |first=Sue |last=Carroll |title=Jasmine Lennard |work= The Daily Mirror] .
In 2007, Lennard relocated to
She is the daughter of playboy
Brian Lennard, who founded Sacha Shoes, and actress Marilyn Galsworthy, whose mother was one of the original Diorand Chanelmodels. Lennard has two sisters, Pandora (b. 1988) and Jessica (b. 1983) - named by their mother after three of their father's mistresses: "a tribute to those who didn't make it".
Lennard was brought up in
Belgravia, Bel Airand the Cote d'Azur. The sisters were picked up from school every day in a Rolls-Royce, and had access to five houses equipped with butlers, nannies and cooks. However, her father reportedly lost the family fortune on the gaming tables and left them penniless, at which stage her parents divorced. Jessica now works for the Linklaterslaw firm in Paris, and Pandora still lives with her mother in Fulham. Pandora is assistant fashion editor of Tank magazine.
Lennard spent much of her teens abusing drugs; at one stage she was given just six months to live. At 15 she was on the pill, kept
marijuana spliffs under her pillow and smashed up her mother's car. Aged 17, she had stolen thousands of pounds from her mother to pay off drug dealers from her spiralling cocainehabit. At the height of her addiction, she changed schools eight times before enrolling at a local college at 17, and then entering The Prioryfor rehab.
Lennard was reportedly the reason a London based
New York hedge fundbanker spent £36,000 in one night on drinks at the Aviva bar in Kensington's five-star Baglioni Hotel, and left a £3,000 tip. The banker had reportedly made £3M on one deal that day, and was so infatuated with Lennard on the night of the "Revolver" premier, he kept sending her over bottles of Dom Perignon champagne. Eventually he put his Black American Expresscard behind the bar, and said: "The drinks are on me!" Customers put away 851 cocktails - with a combined price tag alone of £5,959; and in the end the bar ran out of Cristalmagnums and had to move on to the normal-sized bottles. Lennard said: "I was very flattered to be receiving so much attention... Even though the guy was very sweet, it was not quite enough to make me leave my boyfriend. Maybe he could try diamonds next time."cite web
url=http://news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=2021092005 |title=Banker with 'insane' bonus says £36,000 drinks bill is on him |first=Laura |last=Roberts |work=
. A six month affair with
Simon Cowellwas denied by both parties and publicist and a statement released saying they had been "friends for some time" They remain close. Max Clifford;cite web |url=http://www.entertainmentwise.com/news?id=20343 |title=Simon Cowell And Jasmine Lennard Deny Any Affair |date= 2006-07-28|first=Lowri |last=Williams |work=EntertainmentWise |accessdate=2007-08-13] .cite web |url=http://showbiz.sky.com/showbiz/article/0,,50001-1229110,00.html |title=Jasmine on Cowell Affair |work=Sky.com |publisher=Business Sky Broadcasting |accessdate=2007-08-13]
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