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Abigail Rose Clancy (born 10 January 1986), also known as 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 in Liverpool, Clancy formed girl band Genie Queen, who were managed by 1980s popstar Andy McCluskey from Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD). The highlight of their career was supporting boyband Blue on tour. The group did not secure a record deal and fell apart.
In the summer of 2006, the second cycle of Living TV's Britain's Next Top Model hit UK screens and Clancy featured as one of the thirteen finalists in the competition, competing over 10 weeks for a desired modelling contract. Clancy was determined to go far in the competition, but was criticized for being more glamour than high fashion. Clancy made it to the final runway show with fellow contestant Lianna Fowler, but at the final judging Clancy lost out to Fowler, because her look was more suited to editorial modelling. It was during the show, which coincided with the 2006 FIFA World Cup, that her relationship with football star Peter Crouch was revealed. This, together with Britain's Next Top Model, caused her to make headlines and start a successful media career.
ince appearing on the show, Clancy has modelled for Maxim (December 2006), Nuts (November 2006), OK!, GQ (August 2006), The Sun, the Daily Star, Sugar, Stars on Sunday 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 four times (December 2006, November 2007,October 2008 and March 2010) and even been featured in FHM Australia.
In May 2007, Clancy appeared on the front cover of Arena magazine, modelled the Triumph Bonneville Motorbike in the Daily Mail newspaper.
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, The Chris Moyles Show, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, 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 with Janice Dickinson as her mentor. The show aired from 14 May to 18 June 2007 on Living TV and also followed her as she walked the runway for Christian Audigier's Ed Hardy fashion line. In 2008, the series aired on the US channel Oxygen.
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.
In 2007 and 2008, Clancy endorsed EuroMillons lottery, modelled for Ultimo lingerie (alongside Sarah Harding and Gemma Atkinson), Matalan lingerie and Lynx in a major print and television advertising campaign. She also released her first official calendar. In 2009, she worked on a campaign promoting Pepsi Max in the UK.
On 10 May 2009, Clancy featured on Chris Moyles' Quiz Night alongside Patsy Kensit. She won the night's quiz and was the overall winner of the 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.
According to the News of the World Clancy has been chosen to appear in Sports Illustrated magazine in the 2010 swimsuit edition. Clancy was featured for her 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, modeling an England shirt, along with other footballer's wives and girlfriends from countries that have won the World Cup.
In April 2010 Abigail was featured in ITV2's The Parent Trip along with her mother Karen Clancy.
Clancy was ranked 37th in FHM magazine's annual 100 sexiest women in the world poll of 2007. In 2009, Clancy had moved up to 12th place, and in 2010 she went up to 10th place in the annual poll.