Kelly Brook: Determined, Honest And Definitely Not 'Dumb'

11/09/2014 21:14 | Updated 20 May 2015

If I'm honest, Kelly Brook has never really been my kind of girl.

She's not high up on my list of inspirational women, though that's not to say she hasn't always been there on my peripheral.

After starting her career as a glamour model at the age of 16, Kelly, now 34, is still making headlines.

Most recently for her collaboration with plus-size fashion brand Simply Be. Then there's her impending wedding (she's engaged to former Gladiators star and Celebrity Big Brother contestant David McIntosh). But it's Kelly's autobiography Close Up that has caught my attention.

In her interview with Metro this week she was completely honest about the fact she didn't write the majority of it.

"I'd have never put half the stuff in there that's in there," she says. But she's also slightly self-depreciating.

"I'm dumb and fun," she tells the newspaper.

There are few celebrities who would say the same, or be so cool about legal threats from an ex over said autobiography.

"Danny Cipriani is blowing up my phone now, saying 'I'm going to sue you'. I'm like, 'Go ahead,'" she told Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw on Thursday morning.

Kelly isn't naive when it comes to her most famous assets either - in fact, the book is dedicated to her boobs, and for good reason.

"I've often wondered where I'd be without my boobs," she tells Metro. "They've been the most consistently spoken-about thing in my career."

Who can blame her for taking every opportunity available? Yes, she's had some bad press over weight gain, trivialising domestic abuse and her string of ex-boyfriends - but she's resilient. You only have to check out her Instagram page to see that she loves the limelight.

Along with her debut fashion line, the former Daily Star page three girl and Big Breakfast co-host is also due to appear in Ellen Degeneres' new NBC comedy One Big Happy.

While her latest glossy cover shoots, fashion collaborations, TV gigs and relationship rumours emerge, Kelly continues to be an undeniable presence in the media on both sides of the pond.

She's successful, savvy and definitely not "dumb".


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