SHE is widely considered to be one of the sexiest women on the planet thanks to her natural beauty and Jessica Rabbit curves.
Kelly Brook, now 40, stripped off in her garden yesterday for a jaw-dropping shoot to champion curvy women.
The beauty has has always been very open about her well-loved figure and earlier this year she spoke candidly about gaining weight, cellulite and more – admitting she was in denial about it for a long time.
After losing two stone through changing her diet and exercise, the star is as stunning as ever but just how has our favourite pin-up changed over the years as she’s transformed from a Page 3 girl to a green-fingered goddess?
Kelly, who is from Rochester in Kent, started work as a model when she won a beauty competition aged 16 and it wasn’t long until she started appearing in various ad campaigns.
As she got older, her now very famous curves caught the attention of men and women alike and she was soon stripping off for Page 3 and a whole host of lad’s mags.
In 2005 topped the FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World list in 2005, which was said to have polled 15 million people.
But it wasn’t just men who loved her – a poll of over 5,000 women for Grazia magazine considered her to have the best British female body.
By this point most teenagers had a posted of Kelly on her bedroom wall and in between TV work and acting jobs she kept up the glamour modelling.
As she hit her thirties Kelly started focusing more on other projects and won over the nation as a green-fingered goddess thanks to her gardening work.
These days she is a presenter on Heart radio and while her curves are underwraps most days they certainly haven’t been forgotten.
The star dropped from a size 16 to 12 after becoming a SlimFast ambassador in October 2018 and has never felt better
This week she told Hello! Magazine: “I feel like my old self again.
“I crept up to a size 16. When my jeans started to feel tight I thought they’d shrunk in the wash.
“I definitely didn’t feel my healthiest or most beautiful, and I wanted to feel good again.”
Kelly has always embraced her “curves and cellulite” – no matter what the trolls say – but is “feeling fantastic” after embracing a healthier lifestyle.
But it wasn’t just trolls who made fun of Kelly’s weight gain.
Her French model boyfriend Jeremy Parisi nicknamed her a “balloon”.
She told The Sun’s Fabulous in 2018: “My boyfriend said I looked like a little balloon, it wasn’t just trolls it was him as well.
“I told my mum (Sandra Kelly) she should stop drinking once and she said ‘you should stop eating’.
“My family are quite real with me, I’m not living in some dream world. It was pretty apparent everyone was like ‘what are you going to do about it?’”
She told The Sun Online last month: “People on the outside noticed my weight gain before I did.
“I’ve always been quite a positive happy person within my own skin, but when you see things online from trolls saying ‘Kelly’s putting on some timber’ or ‘she’s put on weight’, it’s very hurtful.”
Kelly started counting calories and hitting the gym to reach her goal weight.
She added: “I’m feeling confident in my body and happy with the weight I am at the minute. I like being curvy, I like having boobs and a bum.
“Like most women, I’ve got cellulite – I don’t look in the mirror and think ‘I’ve done SlimFast so now I’m a Victoria’s Secret Model’.
“I just look like a normal 40-year-old woman. I look how I should look, it’s not something unattainable.
“I’m never going to have the body I had as a 21-year-old swimwear model and neither would I want to be that girl.
“I just want to be the best version of myself at my age. That’s my focus.”