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Abigail Clancy

Abigail Rose Clancy, also known as Abi Clancy or Abbey Clancy, is an English lingerie and catwalk model who made headlines during the 2006 FIFA World Cup as the girlfriend of England football star Peter Crouch.

Born on 10 January 1986 in Liverpool, Clancy was member of girlband Genie Queen, who were managed by 80s popstar Andy McCluskey from Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. The highlight of their career was supporting boyband Blue on tour. However, the band didn’t secure a record deal and fell apart.

She supports Southport FC, mainly because her brother Sean plays for the Conference National team.

In 2006 she appeared as a contestant on Living TV's Britain's Next Top Model finishing in second place.

Since appearing on the show Abigail has modelled for Maxim magazine (December 2006), Nuts magazine (November 2006), OK! magazine, GQ magazine (August 2006), The Sun newspaper, the Daily Star newspaper, Sugar magazine, Stars on Sunday magazine and numerous other publications. In 2006, Clancy was the face and body of Pussy Glamore’s winter Lingerie collection alongside Elizabeth Jagger in photos shot by Bryan Adams. She has graced the front cover of FHM magazine twice (December 2006 & November 2007).

Clancy has appeared as a talking head in the documentaries Slave To Fashion and The Ultimate Bikini Guide for Channel 4, as a guest on programmes such as Richard and Judy and GMTV and in her own Reality TV series Abbey and Janice: Beauty and the Best which followed her attempts to break the Los Angeles modelling scene guided by Janice Dickinson who acted as her mentor. The show aired from May 14th to June 18th 2007 on Living TV and also followed her as she walked the runway for Christian Audigier's Ed Hardy. In May 2007, Clancy appeared on the front cover of Arena magazine, modelled the Triumph Bonneville Motorbike in the Daily Mail newspaper and was ranked 37th in FHM magazine's Annual 100 sexiest women in the world poll of 2007.

Clancy featured in the third series of the UK edition of Hell's Kitchen. She was the third contestant to be voted off the show by the public, and the 5th to leave overall.

Clancy is currently the face of Euromillions. Her official 2008 calender is available in stores and online and she can be seen in an innovative Online re-run of Abbey and Janice: Beauty and the best as a companion series to the third season of the Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency on the Oxygen network's site.

Clancy is the new face (and body) of Ultimo Lingerie for Spring/Summer 2008 alongside Sarah Harding and Gemma Atkinson.

In November 2007 it was reported in the Press that Clancy is planning to launch a new career as Pop Music Singer. An article in The Sun quoted an Industry source that “Abbey is determined to launch herself as a big pop star. She's currently doing the rounds looking for songs that sound like early Madonna...Gordon Charlton is going to make sure she makes a mark on the charts. He works for Universal Records and has a good track record with other up and coming artists.”