Lucy Katherine Pinder (born 20
December 1983) is an English glamour model, from Winchester, Hampshire.
In the summer of 2003, Pinder, was spotted by a freelance photographer
while sunbathing on Bournemouth beach. As a result of the photographs
taken that day, she signed a professional modelling contract with Daily
From the beginning of her career, Pinder was regularly partnered with
Michelle Marsh, with whom she has appeared in magazines, television and
corporate appearances. Pinder was also featured with other glamour models,
including Danielle Lloyd, Sophie Howard, Jana Defi, Lindsey Strutt, and
Saskia Howard-Clarke. Since then, she has appeared on the covers of
magazines, such as Loaded, Maxim, Nuts, ZOO, Ice, Carnoisseur, Redline and
Fast Car. Pinder has also appeared in prominent adverts for PlayStation 2,
Yellow Pages and the National Lottery.
Pinder currently runs a weekly advice column in Nuts magazine, entitled
"The Truth About Women," and also has embarked on a television career. She
is represented by Neon Models.
In 2004, Pinder appeared on Living TV's series I'm Famous and Frightened,
spending the weekend at Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire investigating ghosts
On 31 December 2005, Pinder appeared on Sky Sports as a celebrity
soccerette on Soccer AM during which she wore a Southampton jersey. She
also sat on the famous orange sofa answering questions on topics such as
modelling and football.
In September 2007, Pinder appeared as a contestant on a special edition of
the Weakest Link, entitled "Wags and Glamour Girls," where she was voted
off before reaching the final.
From September to December 2007, Pinder presented a short nightly
programme for Nuts TV called "Book at Bedtime", which is based on a
long-running BBC Radio 4 programme. She read a passage from a well-known
On 15 January 2008, Pinder made her presenter debut for Nuts TV. She
presented the Nuts TV live show on six further occasions in February and
March 2008, and also presented "Overexposed" - a series on Nuts TV giving
hints and tips to the aspiring amateur glamour photographer. Subsequently,
she has appeared on MTV channel TMF, presenting in conjunction with
Kayleigh Pearson, Pinder and Pearson's Late-Night Love-in; a "countdown of
saucy music videos."
In February 2008, Pinder made a cameo appearance, along with Michelle
Marsh, in Hotel Babylon on BBC1.
In addition, Pinder has appeared in several cover DVDs and photo shoots
for magazines, such as Loaded and Maxim.
From 2 January 2009 she appeared in the sixth series of Celebrity Big
Brother UK. She revealed that she is "a bit of a Tory bird" and that
'thick' people irritate her. She was the first housemate to be voted out,
on 9 January (Day 8) with 57% of the public vote. Pinder declared her wish
to leave the Big Brother house after being driven to distraction by the
incessant rapping of another housemate.
It's been so frustrating not
being able to go topless when I'm abroad, just in case someone's
there with a camera.
I've heard people say, "Lucy Pinder doesn't have any nipples, she
has three, they're both inverted" and all that. But I can safely say
that they're a pretty normal pair of nipples and are really rather
When a fellow glamour model has got a good pair and she gives you a
compliment, it's nice because you think "Well, you've got good ones
too". When I first started modelling people would say mine were
fake, which was annoying but also a bit of a compliment, because if
they look good enough to be fake they must be OK.
People always thought that the "no nipples" thing was either a
marketing ploy or my moral stance but, in truth, it was because of
the way I was discovered on a beach. It was all a bit sudden, and
the idea of getting them out straight away was a bit daunting. I've
wanted to do it for ages but, because I'd become known for not
getting them out, it just kind of stayed that way. I couldn't wait
to get them out though. (Speaking in 2007)