Abigail Clancy (also known as Abi Clancy or 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.
Abbey first burst into the public conscience in 2004, when she became the runner up in Living TV's hit series Britain's Next Top Model.
As well as being coached in modelling by the likes of Lisa Snowdon and Jerry Hall, the series enabled Abbey to work with some of the world's top fashion photographers and magazines.
Following on the from the success of her stint in the series, Living TV were quick to sign Abbey up for her own series, Abbey & Janice: Beauty & The Best.
This series aired in the UK in spring 2007 and followed Abbey through various travails as she was tutored by ex-supermodel Janice Dickinson to make it in the US modelling world.
The six part series was filmed both in the UK and the US and led to Abbey being offered contracts by some of America's top model agencies.
Following on from this series, autumn 2007 saw Abbey enrol in ITV1's primetime reality series, Hell's Kitchen. With Marco Pierre White teaching the contestants the art of cordon bleu cooking, Abbey was the 5th person voted out of the show.
As well as her TV work, Abbey has continued to model, appearing in magazines from Grazia and InStyle to GQ, Arena and FHM and her 2008 calendar has become one of the fastest selling of the year.