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I unleashed the so-called ‘bra wars’ back in 2004 when I employed Rod Stewart’s exwife Rachel Hunter as the new ‘face’ of Ultimo (
). Rachel replaced Rod Stewart’s current wife Penny Lancaster (
bottom, second from left
), pictured here with her husband Rod (
first from left
), Michael Mone (
third from left
) and me at the Ultimo lingerie fashion show in 2003.

I’m so proud of my children and who they are today. It hasn’t been an easy ride but Rebecca (
top left
), Bethany (
top right
) and Declan (
) have given me the determination to be a success.

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My inventions have been modelled by a number of amazing models over the years. Along with Penny Lancaster and Rachel Hunter, Sarah Harding (
) and Mel B (
) have both been the ‘faces’ of Ultimo…

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…as well as Luisana Lopilato and the late Peaches Geldof.

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I received an OBE in 2011. It was another proud moment in my career.

[© Dan Kennedy]

I underwent a life-changing moment in 2005 and decided I didn’t want to hide behind my business any longer. A few years later I modelled for Ultimo and I have never looked back.

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I’m extremely proud of my modelling career: here I am on a photoshoot for

I’ve met some amazing people (and a few heroes!) during my career as a motivational speaker, including Al Pacino (
) and Sylvester Stallone (

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My life has been full of ups and downs and I’m so looking forward to the future. I’ve recently bought back U-Tan from Ultimo and I’m excited about getting back on the motivational speaker circuit and inspiring other people to fight to the top!




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