Monday, 26 September 2011
Abigail Marie "Abbey" Crouch (née Clancy; born 10 January 1986) is a British lingerie and catwalk model and television presenter.
Born in Liverpool, the oldest of four children born to Karen (née Sullivan) and Geoffrey Thomas Clancy, Clancy formed girl band Genie Queen, who were managed by Andy McCluskey from Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD).
In summer 2006, the second cycle of Living TV's Britain's Next Top Model included Clancy as one of the thirteen finalists in the competition, competing over 10 weeks for a modelling contract. Clancy made it to the final runway show with fellow contestant Lianna Fowler, but at the final judging Clancy lost out to Fowler.
Since appearing on Britain's Next Top Model, Clancy has modeled for several magazines and newspapers. In May 2007, Clancy appeared on the front cover of Arena magazine,and modelled the Triumph Bonneville Motorbike in the Daily Mail newspaper.Clancy was chosento appear in Sports Illustrated magazine in the 2010 swimsuit edition. Clancy wasfeaturedforher sporting connection to Peter Crouch and was photographed for the magazine wearing only body paint to make it appear as if she was wearing an England shirt.
Clancy appeared in a 2010 campaign for Umbro sportswear, modelling an England shirt, along with other footballer's wives and girlfriends from countries that have won the World Cup.
Clancy walked in the Giles Deacon Ready-To-Wear line Giles Spring 2011 collection.
In March 2011 Clancy appeared on the Elite Model Management: New York division website. She also graced the August 2011 cover of UK Esquire (magazine) shot by photographer Solve Sundsbo.
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 & Judy, The Chris Moyles Show, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, GMTV, This Morning 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 with Janice Dickinson as her mentor. The show aired from 14 May to 18 June 2007 on Living TV.
Clancy featured in the third series of Hell's Kitchen. She was the third contestant to be voted off the show by the public, and the fifth to leave overall.On 10 May 2009, Clancy featured on Chris Moyles' Quiz Night alongside Patsy Kensit. She won her episode and was the overall winner of the first series.Clancy also co-hosted the ITV2 series, The Fashion Show with model Michelle de Swarte and George Lamb. Her cousin Chloe Cummings, made the top 13 contestants in the fifth cycle of Britain's Next Top Model, of which Clancy herself was a guest in episode 8, being the first ex-contestant from the Top Model franchise to appear on the judging panel.
On 22 December 2009, Clancy appeared as a "contestant" on a spoof version of Blind Date as part of an episode of Alan Carr: Chatty Man in which Cilla Black was a guest.
In April 2010, Clancy was featured in ITV2's The Parent Trip along with her mother Karen. She also appeared as a panellist on A League Of Their Own.Clancy was a regular guest on James Corden's World Cup Live.She also co-hosted the reality TV show Great British Hairdresser in 2011.
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