The Sun (United Kingdom)

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The Sun defended Page 3 for more than 40 years, with (then) editor Dominic Mohan telling the Leveson Inquiry into press standards, in February 2012, that "Page 3" was an "innocuous British Institution, regarded with affection and tolerance." To mark the feature's 40th anniversary, feminist author Germaine Greer wrote an article in The Sun on 18 November 2010 published under the headline: "If I ask my odd-job man what he gets out of page 3, he tells me simply, 'It cheers me up'". In August 2013, The Irish Sun ended the practice of featuring topless models on Page 3.

Glamour photography

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Glamour photography is a genre of photography in which the subjects are portrayed in erotic poses ranging from fully clothed to nude. The term may be a euphemism for erotic photography. For glamour models, body shape and size are directly related to success.

List of men's magazines

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This is a list of magazines primarily marketed to men. The list has been split into subcategories according to the target audience of the magazines. This list includes 'adult' pornographic magazines as well as more mainstream ones. Not included here are automobile, trains, modelbuilding periodicals and gadget magazines which happen to have a predominantly male audience.

Nicola Tappenden

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She began her topless modelling career as a Page Three girl at the age of 20 in 2002 after winning The Sun's first ever Page 3 Idol competition whilst working for Citigroup asset management. She has become a regular fixture since, as well as undertaking other glamour and retail fashion modelling assignments. In May 2007, she entered the Miss Great Britain contest as Miss Croydon along with Michelle Marsh as Miss Oldham. Tappenden came in 10th place, with Marsh reaching 4th place. As an actress, Tappenden appeared in the film Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo in 2005.

Lad culture

Lad culture (also laddish culture and laddism) is a British subculture initially associated with the Britpop movement. Arising in the early 1990s, the image of the "lad"—or "new lad"—was that of a generally middle class figure espousing attitudes typically attributed to the working classes. The subculture involves young men assuming an anti-intellectual position, shunning sensitivity in favour of drinking, violence, and sexism.

Samantha Fox

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She came in second place out of 20,000 entrants and the photographs drew her to the attention of the newspaper The Sun, which invited her to pose for Page 3. Her parents gave their consent for her to pose topless, and her first Page 3 photograph appeared in the Sun on 22 February 1983. She signed a four-year Page 3 modelling contract with the Sun, and won its "Page 3 Girl of the Year" award for three consecutive years between 1984 and 1986. She is recognized today as the most popular pin-up girl of her era, as well as one of the most-photographed British women of the 1980s. In 1986, Fox retired from Page 3 modelling, at the age of 20, and transitioned into a career in pop music.

Katie Price

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Price rose to prominence in 1996 for her glamour modeling work with appearances on Page 3 in British tabloids The Sun and The Daily Star. She appeared on the third series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! in 2004 and the following year she was runner-up in the search for the UK's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. Price has starred in her own reality television series including Jordan (2002-2004), Katie & Peter (2004-2009), Signed by Katie Price (2011), Katie (2009-2012) and Katie Price: My Crazy Life (2019). She appeared on the ninth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! in 2009, and was the winner of the fifteenth series of Celebrity Big Brother in 2015.

Kathy Lloyd

She first appeared as a Page 3 girl in The Sun in early 1986, at the age of 18, where she quickly became a regular and voted page 3 girl of the year three times in 1986, 1990 and 1994. Her most recent appearances have been in Lads' magazines such as Maxim, Loaded, and FHM; and hosted two television talk shows for Granada Television's Men & Motors satellite station in 2002, Talking Dirty, and Kathy Lloyd's Naughty Business. She was listed in the FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005.

No More Page 3

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In August 2013, the editor of the Irish edition of the paper, Paul Clarkson, replaced the photograph of a topless model on Page 3 with a picture of a woman in swimwear. His decision was welcomed by Holmes. Dinsmore said in August 2013 that the Page 3 girl feature would remain in the UK despite campaigners calling for the Irish change to be copied there. Following a 2013 Huffington Post article, discussing readers' potential attitudes towards models and Page 3's association with rape culture, which revealed comments made on the Daily Stars Page 3 website, the Daily Star removed all comments within a few days and permanently disabled the feature to comment on the page 3 section.

Linda Lusardi

In 1976, at the age of 18, she began appearing as a Page 3 girl in The Sun and continued to appear until 1988. In a poll carried out by The Sun in 2005, she was voted the best Page 3 girl ever. As an actress, Lusardi has appeared in the drama series The Bill playing the girlfriend of corrupt officer DS Don Beech and also in Hollyoaks and Brookside. On 12 February 2007, she joined the cast of Emmerdale as Carrie Nicholls, an ex-girlfriend of Tom King and mother of his secret child, Scarlett. She left the programme after a year. Lusardi has appeared in movies including Snappers, The Zero Imperative, Oh Minnie and Consuming Passions.

Maria Whittaker

Maria Whittaker (born 7 October 1969 in Hounslow, Middlesex ) is an English former glamour model, Page 3 girl and singer. In 1985, Whittaker made her début as a Page 3 girl in British newspaper The Sun at the age of 16. With her brunette hair, good looks and natural 36DD breasts, she became one of the most celebrated glamour models of the 1980s alongside Samantha Fox and Linda Lusardi. In 1987, Whittaker appeared on the cover of Palace Software's computer game, Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior, along with Michael Van Wijk (also known as Wolf) from the Gladiators television show. In 1988, they appeared again on the cover of Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax.

Larry Lamb (newspaper editor)

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Lamb pioneered the paper's populist style, established the Page 3 feature, which he later regretted, and saw circulation dramatically increase. He insisted that Page 3 models were "nice girls", as "big-breasted girls look like tarts". He also applied the term 'Winter of Discontent' to the series of strikes over the winter of 1978–79. He was Deputy Chairman of News Group from 1979 but was transferred to the Western Mail in Australia in 1981, and edited The Australian in 1982, where he was nicknamed "Sir Loin" by staff members. He left the Group in 1983 to work for the Daily Express, and after standing down in 1986 set up his own public relations company, Larry Lamb Associates.

Stephanie Marrian

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She was the first Page 3 model in The Sun newspaper. Marrian was the first Page 3 model in The Sun newspaper in the 17 November 1970 edition, where she was named as Stephanie Rahn. Marrian was using her father's surname of Khan at the time; a subeditor at the newspaper misread her surname as Rahn. From 1973 to 1978, using the name Stefanie Marrian, her mother's surname, she appeared regularly as the Page 3 girl. In this role she was featured in the 2017 stage production of Ink, played by Pearl Chanda and directed by Rupert Goold, at the Almeida Theatre, London. Marrian was a glamour model throughout the 1970s, appearing topless and nude in magazines, papers and calendars world-wide.

Daily Star (United Kingdom)

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Until April 2019, the newspaper featured a photograph of a topless model on weekdays (in a similar vein to The Suns former Page 3 feature) and has discovered some well known models, most notably Rachel Ter Horst in 1993, and Lucy Pinder on a Bournemouth beach in summer 2003. Such models as Cherry Dee and Michelle Marsh have also appeared on their page 3. These women were known in the paper as "Star Babes". The paper's glamour photographer is Jeany Savage.

Clare Short

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Beverley Goodway

Beverley Goodway (13 October 1943 – 4 November 2012) was an English photographer known for his glamour shots which were published on Page 3 of The Sun newspaper in the United Kingdom. He began his career with a news agency in 1965 after he was turned down for a place at medical school. Goodway subsequently worked for the Daily Mail and The Times. He joined The Sun in 1968, subsequently photographing models for Page Three from 1970. He retired in 2003. Goodway had prostate cancer for 16 years and died of cancer, at age 69, at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London. *

Linsey Dawn McKenzie

She also made Page 3 girl appearances in tabloid newspapers The Sun and The Daily Star; posed topless in lads' mags such as Loaded; appeared fully nude in British magazines such as Mayfair and Men Only; and performed in a variety of softcore videos. On 29 July 1995, shortly before her 17th birthday, McKenzie did a topless streak at a televised England v. West Indies cricket match at Old Trafford. Wearing only a thong and a pair of trainers, she ran onto the field with the words "Only Teasing" written across her breasts.


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In the United Kingdom, following a tradition established by the British newspaper The Sun in 1970, several mainstream tabloid newspapers feature topless female models on their third page, known as Page 3 girls. The subject of glamour photography is often a topless woman. Photographers such as Jock Sturges and Bill Henson have been prosecuted or been embroiled in controversy for producing images of topless teen girls as part of their ongoing work.

Lacey Banghard

Lacey Banghard (born 28 April 1992) is an English Page 3 and glamour model. Banghard was born to an English mother and an Asian father. Her unusual surname is the result of a misspelling by British immigration authorities that happened when her paternal grandparents moved to England. Banghard was the winner of The Sun's Page 3 Idol competition in 2011. She made her first glamour appearance in Nuts magazine of 31 December 2010 – 6 January 2011. On 3 January 2013, Banghard entered Celebrity Big Brother. She was the third contestant in this series to be evicted by public vote on 16 January 2013. On 22 January 2013, Banghard appeared at a photo call for animal rights organisation PETA.

Rebekah Brooks

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On Brooks's first day as editor, the Page 3 girl was Rebekah Parmar-Teasdale – the caption to the picture was "Rebekah from Wapping". Soon after becoming editor, Brooks ran the headline "Bonkers Bruno Locked Up" concerning the mental health problems of former heavyweight boxing champion Frank Bruno. The next day The Sun ran a 600-word reply from the head of the mental health charity SANE and since then has adopted a style guide on covering mental health stories prepared by the same charity. Brooks and her husband spent a day with the head of SANE and made donations to the charity. On her appointment as editor of The Sun she said "It's the best job in newspapers."

Keeley Hazell

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Hazell has also appeared naked in advertising posters for PETA, and she has been quoted as saying: "I believe that killing animals for vanity is wrong" and "Once you learn how the fur trade treats animals, it's impossible to think of wearing fur as sexy or glamorous." * * Winner of The Sun's "Page 3 Idol 2004". #17 in Loaded's "100 Peachiest Celebrity Chests 2005". #1 in Zoo's "Britain's 10 Sexiest Models". #1 in Zoo's "100 Sexiest Bodies 2005". #1 in The Sun's "Favourite Page 3 Girls of All Time". Voted "Best Page 3 Girl" at the FHM 2006 Bloke Awards. #2 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women In The World 2006". Winner of The Sun Online's "Reality Babe Cup". #1 in Zoo's "100 Sexiest Bodies 2006".

Cherry Dee

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Cherry Frampton (born 11 June 1987) is a former glamour model and Page 3 girl who posed under the name Cherry Dee. During her modelling career, she was featured in magazines such as Fast Car, Fit For Men, and Nuts and tabloid newspapers such as The Sun, Daily Star, and the Daily Sport. Frampton competed in beauty pageants as a child, winning her first competition at the age of 10 months and going on to win Miss Wyre bathing beauty in Fleetwood at the age of two. She attended a modelling school run by Roz Tranfield in the Aldelphi Hotel, Liverpool and won over 200 trophies, including Miss Llandudno and Junior Miss Wyre when she was 12.

Lucy Collett

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In December 2011, at the age of 22, she was declared the winner of The Sun's Page 3 Idol 2012 competition and became a Page 3 girl. When Lucy won the competition, she was a dress size 12 (UK) and 30G bra. FHM called her part of a "welcome new trend for curvaceous womanliness." Her voluptuous figure and red hair have drawn comparisons with actress Christina Hendricks and cartoon sex symbol Jessica Rabbit. The Sun has sent Collett onto the streets of London dressed as Joan Holloway, Hendricks's character in Mad Men, to gauge men's reaction.