On Wednesday, The Sun revealed the whole thing to be a hoax with a single tweet. But how did we go from running topless photos of year-old girls in a widely read newspaper to far-flung disapproval of a feature many deemed sexist and demeaning? November The Sun relaunched in November under new ownership.
Well, it's only after all. For almost five decades, its third page has featured a full-size photograph of a young woman posing topless for the benefit of an ogling, predominantly male audience. Aspiring "glamour models" vie for the position of the Page 3 girl in the hopes of hitting the big time; in addition to having the potential to earn a large and finite amount of money, the successful ones might go on to feature on local television or other "lad mags". Katie Price aka Jordan is one such alumni, first posing for the newspaper in when she was only 18 years old.
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The former Page 3 blonde beauty is said to be distressed. Page 3 model Rhian Sugden has been the victim of a photo hack. The photos show Rhian, 30, during a recent trip to Barbados with fellow model turned photographer, Sam Cooke.
Page 3. Daily Star covers up its Page 3 girls, signalling end of tabloid tradition. Newspaper was last print daily using topless images but says it will trial non-naked pictures.
While it's unconfirmed, it seems as though The Sun has dropped topless photographs from Page 3 of its print edition. Here, Digital Spy looks back at some of the most unusual moments from the feature's 44 years on the newsstands. Geri Halliwell was a Page 3 girl before she was famous She posed for The Sun when she was 18, but after the girlband went global, older nude photographs of the singer resurfaced and were subsequently published in Playboy and Penthouse.
The founder of the campaign is writer and actor Lucy Anne Holmes, who started the campaign because she became sad that the most prominent excuse the pun photograph of a woman in the widest circulation British newspaper is of a young woman in just her knickers. The team is now 10 strong and growing you can read more about us here. We love it!
Essex beauty Lana was snapped sitting by Cruise as he shot the sixth instalment of his Mission: Impossible franchise in London. But our Star girls have often found fame and fortune thanks to appearing in your favourite newspaper. Lauren, 34, entered our Search For A Babe competition incoming second.