Meet Chantelle Houghton, an English glamour model who is currently dating Tottenham Hotspur footballer Jermain Defoe. Chantelle is the Celebrity Big Brother 2006 winner and is a typical glamour girl, known for breast implants and surgery-enhanced lips. See photos, video and a biography of Chantelle Houghton here.
Chantelle was in the news recently when she appeared on the BBC3’s Snog Marry Avoid, a make-under show which seeks to transform cleavage-baring glamour models into girl-next-doors. Chantelle, who once said that she cannot live without make-up and hair straighteners, looked completely different.
Speaking on the show before her make-under, Chantelle said: ‘I’ve had breast implants and I’ve had fillers in my face just to fill my face out a bit.
‘I couldn’t live without my hair extensions.’
Her pictures after the ‘personal overhauling’ were shown to a select group of men who would either choose to snog, marry or avoid her. Most of them chose the latter.
As a biography, Chantelle Houghton was born on 21 August 1983, Brentwood, Essex, England so her age is 25. She always wanted to be a model and won a Motorcycle News magazine competition to be a promotions girl. She later appeared in tabloid newspapers for her entry in the Page Three competition by Daily Star. She later worked as model on Sky TV’s Soccer AM and then finished runner-up in Miss Greater London.
Chantelle became famous for being the only non-celebrity to appear in Celebrity Big Brother 2006. She flirted with another contestant Samuel Preston on the show and eventually won it, winning the prize money of £25,000. Chantelle became an instant celebrity and was offered half-a-million pounds worth of endorsements and shows. She was named “TV’s latest reality millionaire” in 2007.
She has presented The Paul O’Grady Show and has appeared in a lot of TV shows including Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats, ITV1’s The Mint, BBC’s The Weakest Link and BBC TV Drama Hotel Babylon.
In her personal life, Chantelle got married to Sam Preston on 25 August 2006 in a lavish ceremony in Mayfair, London. The marriage ended in a divorce after a year and now she is dating Defoe.