Hailed as one of the sexiest women in the world, Kelly Brook is best known for her modelling work in UK. Hailing from England, she studied drama for a few years before deciding to pursue a professional modelling career in her late teens. After winning a beauty competition at the age of sixteen, she posed for a number of well known brands including Bravissimo, Renault Megane, and Foster’s Lager.
Born on November 23, 1979 in Rochester, Kent, Kelly Brook is the daughter of Sandra Kelly, and Kelly Parsons, and cook and scaffolder respectively. Growing up with her younger brother and older half-sister, she went to the Thomas Aveling School in Warren Wood after which she became a student at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts for three years, during which she honed her acting skills.
How Kelly Brook Became Famous
In 1995, the brunette took part in a beauty contest from which she ultimately emerged as the winner. Ultimately it was then that she decided to pursue a career as a model. Signed with an agency shortly afterwards, she landed several advertising campaigns including those for Walker’s crisps and Piz Buin. From there, her modelesque figure eventually caught the attention of Daily Star who began to feature her on their magazine.
As word of her spread, she started to appear in several other men’s magazines including FHM, Loaded, and GQ. In 2005, she was included in FHM’s list of “100 Sexiest Women in the World”, after results were collected from a pool of 15 million people. Then in 2007, she scored a £1 million contract with Axe )Lynx Body Spray in her native UK)- for which she has since appeared on countless billboards and spreads as part of the advertising campaign.
Three years later, it was announced that Brook had become the new face of Ultimo, a Glasgow-based designer lingerie brand. Around that same time, she also graced the covers of Playboy Magazine, which further put her presence out there in the United States.
Kelly Brook on Reality TV
Aside from her work as a model, Brook has also been involved with television over the years. A year after winning the beauty competition, she started to present various youth programs in 1997. However, it wasn’t until she was twenty years old that she made her mainstream debut as one of the hosts for The Big Breakfast, alongside TV personality, Johnny Vaughan.
In 2005, she returned to the small screen as a host on the reality series, Love Island. Premiered on ITV in May 2005, it followed twelve single celebrities on an island in Fiji, where viewers are able to vote for which couple they’d like to get to know one another beter. One of the original hosts, Brook was joined by Patrick Kelly in the first season, after which she was replaced by Fearne Cotton in 2006.
Continuing to appear regularly on reality TV, Brook participated as one of the competitors on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2007. Partnered up with Brendan Cole, she did fairly well in the show prior to receiving news that her father had passed away from cancer. Although she initially planned on continuing in his memory, she ultimately withdrew during the ninth week.
From there, she took part in the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special in 2008, before joining the judges panel of Britain’s Got Talent in 2009. Despite this, she was soon dismissed a week into the show as the producers felt that it was too complicated having four judges.
Kelly Brook as an Actress
In 2000, the brunette made her big screen debut as a minor character in the British thriller film, Sorted. Soon afterwards, she landed another role in the horror movie, Ripper: Letter from Hell (2001), in which she played as as one of the supporting characters. Directed by John Eyres, it followed a massacre survivor who after starting to study under a criminal expert, finds that her classmates are being killed by a Jack the Ripper copycat. Playing as one of said classmates, Brook took on the role of Marisa Tavares; other cast members include A.J. Cook, Ryan Northcott, Bruce Payne, and Claire Keim.
Then four years later, she landed her first starring role in Sue Heel’s film, School for Seduction. Screened on December 3, 2004 in the UK, it also featured actors Jake Canuso, and Sabina Loddo. A romance comedy, it ended up winning an award at the Emden International Film Festival.
Since then, Brook has played several other characters including Nikki Morris in the game, Need for Speed Underground 2 (2004), Philippe Vidal in House of 9 (2005), and Jennifer in Survival Island (2005), to name a few.
In 2010, she played the lead protagonist in the horror comedy, Piranha 3D, which went on to become a hit at the box office with a total gross of $83 million. Some of her more recent acting credits include the TV series: Metal Hurlant Chronicles (2012), Lemon La Vida Loca (2012), NTSF:SD:SUV (2013), Trollied (2013), and One Big Happy (2015)
Her latest film role was that of Kate in the crime drama film, Taking Stock in 2015. Since then, she has not taken on any other acting roles, though she has been appearing on television on other programmings.
Kelly Brook’s Snapchat Name – MistyMinx123
Last summer, the model announced via Twitter that she’d finally joined Snapchat! If you’d like to add her to your friend’s list, click here.
Kelly Brook’s Other Social Media Accounts
Kelly Brook’s Facebook Account
If you’d like to follow the brunette on Facebook, you can do so by liking her official page at @kellybrookofficial.
Kelly Brook’s Twitter Account
Want to stay up to date with the star? Why not follow her on Twitter at @IamKellyBrook? It looks like she already has close to one million followers on the site!
Kelly Brook’s Instagram Account
Feel the need for some eye candy? You can view photos and videos taken by Brook herself on her Instagram account at @iamkb where she’s already got over 734K fans!
Kelly Brook’s Youtube Account
Though not particularly active, you can view some of the model’s videos on Youtube over at her official channel at @kellybrookofficial.